October – New Hampshire White Mountains

Scenic view on a rainy autumn day from the Hancock Trailhead parking lot, along the Kancamagus Scenic Byway, in the New Hampshire White Mountains.
Hancock Trailhead – Kancamagus Highway, New Hampshire
 

Five images from the month of October – Is the month of October really coming to an end already? With the cool nights, most of the autumn foliage on the ground, and Mount Washington receiving snow, I would say November is knocking on the door, and it won’t be long before the landscape is covered in snow. It is time to close the books on October and work our way through another month.

This has been one the strangest autumn foliage seasons I have seen in a long time in the White Mountains. The foliage was delayed this year, but it did eventually appear, and it was not the greatest of foliage, but not the worst either. As a photographer, I have learned to work with whatever scene nature presents to me, and the mediocre foliage this year was a nonissue for me.

Abandoned Chevrolet car at the site of the old North Woodstock Civilian Conservation Corps Camp in North Woodstock, New Hampshire.
Abandoned Car – North Woodstock, New Hampshire
 

Every year I look forward to the month of October. I love the changing of the seasons, and creating images in the forest during this time of year. Everyday subjects, like the above abandoned Chevrolet, take on a new look when surrounded by the brilliant autumn foliage. This picturesque Chevrolet looks to have had a hard life.

Autumn leaf drop along Clough Mine Brook in Kinsman Notch of Woodstock, New Hampshire USA during the autumn months.
Clough Mine Brook – Kinsman Notch, New Hampshire
 

On a couple of these cool October days we have had I was shooting and scouting locations in Benton New Hampshire, and on my way to Benton, through Kinsman Notch, I could not drive past the roadside viewpoint of Clough Mine Brook (above) without stopping. The brook looked awesome covered in autumn foliage.

Stone wall at Center Harbor Memorial Park Cemetery in Center Harbor, New Hampshire USA during the autumn months.
Stone Wall – Center Harbor, New Hampshire
 

I spent a few days this month scouting out new locations in the lakes region of New Hampshire, and I came across a few beautiful stone walls. The stone wall (above) at the Center Harbor Memorial Park Cemetery in Center Harbor is very impressive. It is at least five feet wide in places. You can see more New Hampshire stone walls here.

This is the image for November in the 2016 White Mountains New Hampshire calendar. Sunset from Bald Mountain in Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire.
Bald Mountain – November 2016 White Mountains Calendar
 

I will end this blog article by showcasing the image (above) the represents the month of November in my 2016 White Mountains calendar. The winter season will be here soon, and the White Mountains will be transformed into a winter wonderland. I can’t wait to see the landscape covered in snow again! If you are interested in ordering a New Hampshire wall calendar see the below link.

All of the above images can be licensed for publications by clicking on the image you are interested in. And you can view more new images from the month of October here.

Happy image making..


 

Every month I do a blog post showcasing five images I created during the month. They are intended to help you understand my lifestyle as a photographer.

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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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