Abstract Water Scenes, White Mountains

Water abstract of the moon reflecting off the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River along the Kancamagus Scenic Byway (Route 112) in Lincoln, New Hampshire.
Moon Light – East Branch of the Pemigewasset River, New Hampshire

Abstract Water Scenes, White Mountains – Most of the easily accessible roadside water scenes in the New Hampshire White Mountains have been photographed from every possible angle. And trying to find a unique perspective of these water features can be a tough task for any photographer.

Creating abstract scenes of a brook, river, or waterfall is one way to create an interesting perspective. Focusing on the water bouncing off the rocks and flowing around the rocks creates a little different scene every time the photographer presses the shutter button.

Franconia Notch State Park - The Pemigewasset River in the area of "The Basin" viewing area in Lincoln, New Hampshire during the spring months.
Pemigewasset River – Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire

Depending on who you listen to the Pemigewasset River is 65-70 miles long. It originates at Profile Lake in Franconia Notch State Park and joins the Winnipesaukee River in Franklin to form the Merrimack River. There are endless opportunities to create abstracts along this river. The above 32 second exposure is from just above the Basin viewing area in Franconia Notch.

Crawford Notch State Park - Arethusa Falls during the late autumn months. This waterfall is located along Bemis Brook in the White Mountains, New Hampshire USA.
Arethusa Falls – Crawford Notch State Park, New Hampshire

Discovered by Edward Tuckerman in 1875, Arethusa Falls on Bemis Brook in Crawford Notch is considered by many to be the grandest waterfall in New Hampshire. Over the years, there has been much speculation about Arethusa Falls being the tallest waterfall in New Hampshire. Some say Dryad Falls is the tallest in the state.

Little River during the spring months in Bethlehem, New Hampshire.
Little River – Bethlehem, New Hampshire

On the Little River in Bethlehem, a short ways downstream from where Haystack Road crosses the river, near the trailhead parking, is a tiny cascade (above) that drops into a swimming hole. During times of low water it is unimpressive, but after heavy rain it can be interesting. From 1893-1900, George Van Dyke’s six-mile long “Little River Railroad” logged this area.

Franconia Brook during the winter months in Lincoln, New Hampshire.
Franconia Brook – Lincoln, New Hampshire

Franconia Brook is known for Franconia Falls and Thirteen Falls. And because Thirteen Falls is located deep in the Pemigewasset Wilderness, it gets fewer visitors than Franconia Falls. During the winter months, the snow-covered boulders in Franconia Brook (above) create some interesting abstract scenes.

Reflection of autumn foliage in Wildlife Pond in Bethlehem, New Hampshire.
Wildlife Pond – Bethlehem, New Hampshire

And because everyone loves the autumn foliage season, I want to end this blog article with an abstract scene from Wildlife Pond in Bethlehem. The autumn season in the White Mountains is incredible!

To license any of the above images for usage in publications, click on the image. And you can view more abstract scenes of the New Hampshire White Mountains here.

Happy image making..


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