2016 Autumn Season, White Mountains

Reflection of autumn foliage on Mount Deception in a small pond along Old Cherry Mountain Road in Carroll, New Hampshire USA during the autumn months.
Old Cherry Mountain Road – Carroll, New Hampshire
 

2016 Autumn Season, White Mountains – Today’s blog article is just a quick update on the autumn foliage here in the New Hampshire White Mountains. As the autumn season approached this year, some weather gurus were suggesting that it could be an off year for foliage in New England. Though the foliage seems to be behind this year in the White Mountains, this autumn season has turned out to be an excellent one. The foliage is incredible this year!

I have spent most of this week (October 3-7) in the field photographing the autumn foliage. Many areas in the White Mountains region, such as Carroll, Crawford Notch, Pinkham Notch, and the Zealand area are at peak right now. Franconia Notch and the Kancamagus Scenic Byway are also looking excellent. The real surprise this year is how vibrant the colors are. The reds are dominating most of the landscape.

Wildlife Pond in Bethlehem, New Hampshire USA on a foggy autumn morning.
Wildlife Pond – Bethlehem, New Hampshire
 

If you plan on visiting the White Mountains region to see the foliage, this weekend maybe your best bet. At this point, here in the White Mountains, we are on borrowed time for viewing the autumn foliage. A few windy days will bring the 2016 autumn foliage season to an end. Get out there while it lasts.

Foot path along Echo Lake in Franconia Notch State Park of the New Hampshire White Mountains during the autumn months.
Echo Lake – Franconia Notch, New Hampshire
 

As a working photographer, when I go out into the environment, my mindset is always to create imagery. But the foliage this year in the White Mountains is so impressive that I put my cameras away for half a day and did some sightseeing. I drove around the region and enjoyed many of the roadside attractions.

The last few weeks I have been very busy photographing the autumn foliage. And I have only had time to edit a few images from the 2016 autumn season. You can view these images here.

All of the above images can be licensed for publications by clicking on the image you are interested in. I also want to remind you that my 2017 White Mountains New Hampshire calendar is available.

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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