Red Trillium – Rumney Rocks, New Hampshire
June 15, 2014 – National Nature Photography Day
Nature Photography Day was created in 2006 by the North American Nature Photography Association. It is an annual event intended to promote conservation and the enjoyment of nature photography. Today is a day to grab your camera and photograph nature. You can read more on the history of the event at the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) website here. NANPA is also hosting a Nature Photography Day event on their Facebook page.
King Ravine – White Mountains of New Hampshire
The Human Element – Even though I prefer a landscape free of human clutter, adding a human element allows us to connect emotionally with the scene and view it in a different perspective. If done correctly, scenes that include a human element will pull the viewer into the landscape.
The above image from the alpine zone, along the Airline Trail, in the White Mountains of New Hampshire would have little impact and viewing interest without the hiker and snowshoe tracks. It is easy to understand why mountaineers from all over the world flock to the White Mountains every winter. The landscape is beautiful!
Mount Osceola Trail – White Mountains, New Hampshire
The Simple Shot – The White Mountains of New Hampshire have been photographed inside and out and possibly from every vantage point. It has become common to see identical shots of a location from two, three or four photographers. Some images are so identical it looks as if photographers set up their tripods in the same spot.
One of the greatest challenges of a photographer in the White Mountains is to find a different perspective of any location. Looking for a different perspective has become such a habit I often overlook simple scenes.
Pemigewasset River – Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire
June 15, 2013 – Today is National Nature Photography Day
First celebrated in 2006 this annual event is to promote the enjoyment of nature photography. This is a day to grab your camera and photograph nature. The North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) is hosting a Nature Photography Day event on their Facebook page.
Swift River – White Mountains, New Hampshire
Five images from the month of March – 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
Five images from the month of February – 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.