The last of the lupines – Sugar Hill

Lupine fields in Sugar Hill, New Hampshire USA during the Annual Celebration of Lupines festival that is held ever year.
Annual Celebration of Lupines – The last of the lupines 
 

The last of the lupines – Last week I spent a few hours in the lupine fields of Sugar Hill, New Hampshire. I visit the Annual Celebration of Lupines almost every year, towards the end of June, to photograph the lupine fields. I have never been disappointed, but this year has left me scratching my head a little. The lupine looked beautiful, but it appears to have been an off year for them in the Sugar Hill area.

Lupine fields in Sugar Hill, New Hampshire USA during the Annual Celebration of Lupines festival.
Sugar Hill, New Hampshire 
 

My schedule doesn’t permit me to visit the Annual Celebration of Lupines multiple days so most years I spend about 4-6 hours shooting in the Sugar Hill area during the celebration. This year I only spent two hours in one field, near the Sampler, and ended up concentrating on the overall landscape of the area.

I have to mention that for the most part I had the entire field to myself, something that does not happen often during the month of June. It was a great feeling!

Lupine fields in Sugar Hill, New Hampshire USA during the Annual Celebration of Lupines festival. This image is three images stiched together.
Sugar Hill, New Hampshire 
 

The clouds and distant mountain range looked awesome! And the path is an excellent lead in line to guide the viewer to the mountain range. I never have scenes like this handed to me so I had to take advantage of the moment. Shortly after creating the above image, the sky clouded up.

I really enjoy photographing the lupine fields each year and am always amazed at how far people travel to see this display of nature. If you have never visited the area I recommend you do. See more images of lupine here.

Happy image making….

 

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Erin Paul is a professional photographer who specializes in environmental conservation and historic preservation photography in the New Hampshire White Mountains. His work is published worldwide, and credits include; Backpacker Magazine, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the Appalachian Mountain Club, and The Wilderness Society.

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