Posts Tagged: environment



Winter Forest Scenes, White Mountains

Winter forest scene of a snowshoer on the Carter-Moriah Trail in winter conditions near the summit of Carter Dome in the White Mountains, New Hampshire.
Carter Dome – White Mountains, New Hampshire
 

Winter Forest Scenes, White Mountains – When most think of the New Hampshire White Mountains, they think of the mountain landscapes that dominate the region, and not the actual forests, lakes, trails, and wetlands that make up the landscape. Today I want to share with you a few winter forest scenes that showcase the White Mountains. Maybe they will give you some ideas for your next photography or hiking adventure.

In the 1800s and early 1900s, extreme logging practices drastically altered the landscape of the White Mountains to the point where the forests were described as wastelands. But now in the twenty-first century, the forests are thriving because the logging practices of yesteryear are no longer tolerated.

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Wetlands, White Mountains

Pemigewasset Wilderness -  Wetlands area along an old sled road off the old East Branch & Lincoln Logging Railroad in the Shoal Pond Valley of Lincoln, New Hampshire. The East Branch & Lincoln Railroad was a logging railroad that operated from 1893 - 1948.
Shoal Pond Valley – Pemigewasset Wilderness, New Hampshire
 

Wetlands, White Mountains – As a photographer, who photographs the environment, I love the diversity of subject matter the New Hampshire White Mountains offers. One day I am photographing mountain landscapes, the next day abandoned historical sites, the next day human impact and the next day beautiful wetland areas. There really is no shortage of subject matter here in the White Mountains.

When most think of the White Mountains, they envision beautiful mountain ranges and not wetlands. Today, I want to share with you a few images of picturesque wetland areas in the White Mountains. I find the landscape of a wetlands area to be very interesting, and some of them hold secrets to the past. If you’re photographer looking for new subject matter to shoot, maybe these images will give you some ideas.

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Abandoned Elbow Pond Community

Elbow Pond during the summer months in Woodstock, New Hampshire. Species of fish in this pond include chain pickerel, yellow perch and smallmouth bass. This area was part of the Gordon Pond Railroad, which was a logging railroad in operation from 1905-1916.
Elbow Pond – Woodstock, New Hampshire
 

Abandoned Elbow Pond Community – A few years ago, I documented the abandoned Elbow Pond cabin community in Woodstock, New Hampshire. This small cabin community was in the area immediately surrounding Elbow Pond. And it shouldn't be confused with the nineteenth and early twentieth-century farming settlements or logging railroad that were once in the area.

Elbow Pond is located at the end of Elbow Pond Road, a seasonal dirt road off Route 118. It is considered to be a mid-sized pond with a maximum depth of around 32 feet. And species of fish found in the pond include chain pickerel, yellow perch, and smallmouth bass.

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2015 Happy Earth Day, White Mountains

Happy Earth Day. The Northern Presidential Range from the Appalachian Trail near the summit of Mount Washington in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
Great Gulf Wilderness – White Mountains, New Hampshire
 

April 22, 2015 – Happy Earth Day from the White Mountains of New Hampshire USA! Earth Day is an annual day founded by US Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970. Many consider Earth Day to be the birth of the modern environmental movement. The purpose of this day is to celebrate and create awareness for the environment. If you have never heard of Earth Day take some time to read up on the history and importance of Earth Day here,

As a photographer, I use imagery to create awareness for the environment, and to promote responsible land stewardship in the White Mountains. I think Earth Day is an excellent educational tool that helps influence all generations to care about the environment, and I think we should celebrate it everyday, not just once a year.

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Tributaries of the Wild Ammonoosuc River

 Tributary of the Wild Ammonoosuc River on the side of Mt. Blue in Kinsman Notch of the White Mountains, New Hampshire during the autumn months. This brooks runs on west of Beaver Pond.
Tributary of the Wild Ammonoosuc River – Kinsman Notch, New Hampshire
 

Tributaries of the Wild Ammonoosuc River – This week I started shooting along one of the tributaries of the Wild Ammonoosuc River in Kinsman Notch of New Hampshire. I was able to take advantage of an overcast day to create a handful of pleasing images along an unnamed brook that drains into the Wild Ammonoosuc.

Many of you have listened to me rant and rave about how great the tributaries of Lost River are, well the Wild Ammonoosuc River also has some great tributaries. All of the included cascades are along one brook, and they are possibly the forgotten Blue Ravine Cascades. Though the water level was low on the day I visited, I found them to be very interesting.

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Tributaries of Lost River, Kinsman Notch

Kinsman Notch - Tributary of Lost River in Woodstock, New Hampshire USA during the summer months. This notch has excellent hiking.
Tributary Near The Headwaters of Lost River – Mount Jim, Kinsman Notch
 

Tributaries of Lost River, Kinsman Notch – For the last few years, I have been capturing scenes along tributaries of Lost River in Kinsman Notch, New Hampshire. Kinsman Notch is located between Mount Moosilauke and the Kinsman Range along Route 112. Mostly known for the Lost River Reservation, Kinsman Notch, in my opinion, is one the most underused recreation areas in the White Mountains.

The number of brooks that drain into Lost River is amazing! And to make it a little more interesting, most of these brooks are not shown on maps. I decided to focus only on the tributaries south of Route 112 on the hillsides of Mount Jim and Mount Waternomee.

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White Mountains Resources Page

Scenic view from Chapel Rock on Pine Mountain in Gorham, Hampshire USA during the autumn months.
Chapel Rock – Pine Mountain, Hampshire
 

I have been on the road much of October shooting autumn foliage, and with the exception of just one foliage update, I have not had time to write any blog posts. So today I am going to direct you to a new resource page on ScenicNH Photography. It is mostly for my own use and for photographers visiting the White Mountains of New Hampshire, but hikers and outdoor enthusiasts may find it interesting.

As an environmental photographer, I use many websites for planning photography excursions and for doing research on the White Mountains. I waste a lot of time scrolling through my web browser favorites looking for particular websites. So to make my life a little easier I have put links to all the websites I use onto one page.

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