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 can be a tough task for any photographer.

Creating abstract scenes of your favorite brook, river, or waterfall is one way to obtain a unique perspective. Focus on the water bouncing off the rocks, and the lines and curves of the water flowing around the rocks. Each photograph you create will be a little different from the last one.

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 the autumn foliage season is very near, I want to end this blog article with an abstract scene from Wildlife Pond in Bethlehem. Some of the experts are saying that this upcoming foliage season could be the best ever. It is going to be tough to top last year's foliage season here in the White Mountains, but hopefully, the experts are right.

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

Happy image making..


 

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Erin Paul is a professional photographer who specializes in the environment and historic preservation of New Hampshire. His work is published worldwide, and credits include; Backpacker Magazine, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the Appalachian Mountain Club, and The Wilderness Society. His blog articles are intended to create awareness for historic preservation and land conservation.

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