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Black and White, White Mountains

Black and white photo of Hellgate Ravine from the summit of Bondcliff during the winter months in the White Mountains, New Hampshire.
Hellgate Ravine – Pemigewasset Wilderness, New Hampshire
 

Black and White, White Mountains – During my film days, I shot roll after roll of AGFA Scala, but now in the digital era all my black and white images start off in color and with the use of various image editing programs I covert them to black and white. Admittedly, I don’t work much with black and white anymore, but I have always enjoyed viewing black and white scenes of the White Mountains.

Here in the New Hampshire White Mountains, during the winter months, the weather can be less than ideal for creating the picture perfect mountain landscape scene. And when sunrise and sunset is less than spectacular, and the sky is overcast gray, I still turn to black and white. A colorless landscape scene can come to life when presented in black and white. Today I want to share a few black and white scenes with you, and I included a few history notes to make it a little more interesting.

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Favorite B & W Images of 2012

Side view of collapsed timber bridge at the Sokokis Brook crossing along the abandoned Mt Washington Branch of the Boston and Maine (B&M) Railroad in the White Mountains, New Hampshire USA. The Mt Washington Branch was built by the Boston, Concord & Montreal Railroad and completed in 1876. This branch traveled from the Fabyan House to the base of the Cog. The branch was closed in June 1932 (+/-) (Erin Paul Donovan | ScenicNH.com Photography)
Boston and Maine Railroad – Mt Washington Branch
 

Favorite 5 Black & White images of 2012 – A few weeks ago I posted my 10 favorite images from 2012. What I did not include were any black & white images, so here is my favorite black & white images from 2012. During the film days, I shot roll after roll of AGFA Scala, and I have no idea why I drifted away from this process. I plan on shooting more b & w in the future. Click on any image for a larger preview. Hope you enjoy!

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Mount Washington New Hampshire

Mt Washington from Davis Path in the White Mountains, New Hampshire USA. Mt Washington is on left and is the highest peak in the Northeast.
Mt Washington – White Mountains, New Hampshire
 

Mount Washington State Park, New Hampshire – At a height of 6,288 feet, Mount Washington is the Northeast's highest peak, home to the worst weather in the world, and a winter climber’s paradise. The 60 acres, more or less, surrounding the summit cone is part of the Mount Washington State Park.

The most well known historical event in the White Mountains happened on April 12, 1934. On this day, a wind gust of 231 miles per hour was recorded on Mount Washington by the Mount Washington Observatory staff. It was the fastest wind gust ever recorded on the surface of the Earth, and it wasn’t until sixty-two years later, in 1996, that an unmanned instrument station in Barrow Island, Australia broke the record with a recording of 253 miles per hour during Tropical Cyclone Olivia.

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