Miriam Sanders Bridge – Low and Burbank's Grant, New Hampshire
Five images from the month of August – I can’t believe the month of August is just about over. And I realize that I am starting to repeat myself here but the time just flies by now. The White Mountains have been crazy this month. Parking at trailheads has been overflowing midweek, swimming holes packed, and moving around downtown Lincoln has been a slow process. But it is great to see people enjoying the White Mountains.
For the most part, my shooting schedule is planned out every month, and I very seldom roam aimlessly around the New Hampshire White Mountains with a camera. Once my schedule is set, I have to create an image of a given location no matter the conditions, and the included water scenes reflect this.
Cook's Pasture – Sandwich, New Hampshire
Five images from the month of August – This year August has been hot, hazy, and humid. We are currently still dealing with humid days here in the New Hampshire White Mountains, but forecasts are predicting some relief towards the end of the week. At this point, I am looking forward to the cool nights, and hopefully cool days, of October.
Here in the White Mountains locals have been talking about how busy the summer season has been this year. I can’t remember the last time I have seen so many people on the hiking trails, visiting the local attractions, and just out driving around enjoying life. And what stands out most is the number of people I have come across this summer who are just getting into hiking. Some are pursuing mountains on a hiking list (peak bagging) while others are just exploring the trails, either way, I think it is awesome people are exploring the trail system.
Caution Children at Play Sign – White Mountains, New Hampshire
Five images from the month of August – Most years August is very hot and humid, but this year the weather in the White Mountains of New Hampshire has been perfect! Based on the weather you would think we are in the month of October. The cool nights have been great for sleeping and early morning hiking, and the daytime temperatures have been tolerable.
Cool nights, warm days and the leaves starting to change have made for a great month! Yes, the leaves are starting to turn! Many local businesses are already preparing for the autumn foliage season. I think the foliage is going to be excellent this year and possibly ahead of schedule.
Franconia Notch – White Mountains, New Hampshire
Five images from the month of August – I have spent most of this month working the business side of photography, but did manage ten days in the field. I will not bore you with the business side details. I lucked out this month and scheduled all my shooting on perfect days. Most months I shoot in poor light conditions, so August has been a real treat.