Swift River – White Mountains, New Hampshire
Scenes of March, New Hampshire – During March I spent a few days shooting along the Kancamagus Scenic Byway in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. I wanted to shoot a few locations along the Byway that have eluded me over the years, but was mainly interested in the Passaconaway settlement.
Just like January and February, March had a few snowstorms that created breathtaking snowscapes. To be in a forest after a snowstorm should be on everyone's bucket list. Its just a great feeling! Heres a few images from this month. Hope you enjoy them.
Franconia Notch State Park – Lincoln, NH
February, New Hampshire – When shooting for the ScenicNH Photography archive I find self assignments and a little direction to be very beneficial. On top of my everyday shooting, I try to focus on one subject every month that is connected to the environment.
Examples of past subjects I have focused on include extreme weather, backcountry camping impact, and trail stewardship. This approach has allowed me to build an extensive, marketable and profitable image archive of the White Mountains. The subject for this month is "snowshoe tracks", see some shots below.
Flagging on birch tree along Mt Tecumseh Trail
Legitimate Flagging (survey tape) – On a recent trail inspection with a Forest Service assistant district ranger, one topic of discussion was flagging tape on trees along the trail system of the White Mountains. I want to point out that some of the survey flagging tape you see along trails in the White Mountains marks trees that are being used for research. Much of this flagging has no identifying marks on it, and there is no way to determine its purpose. Once the research is finished, proper parties hike up the trail and remove the flagging.
Maples – Clarity level turned down to -100 for a soft look
Autumn, a new season – Even though everything really seems to be a few days (dare I say a week) behind schedule and the forests have a "beat up" look from Tropical Storm Irene, it should be another great season of image making. Some areas of the White Mountains that were near peak last year at this time are only at the early stages of changing colors.