Swift River Valley – White Mountains, New Hampshire
Swift River Railroad, New Hampshire – Incorporated in March 1903, the Swift River Railroad was a logging railroad in the Swift River valley of the New Hampshire White Mountains. It was operated by the Conway Company and was in operation from 1906-1916. The railroad began in Conway, at the Conway Company’s sawmill, and traveled up the Swift River valley following the Swift River and much of today’s Kancamagus Scenic Byway. It ended somewhere beyond Pine Bend Brook, below Mount Kancamagus.
It is hard to envision the Swift River valley (above) stripped of its timber. But for ten years, this area was heavily logged which is only a part of the history surrounding this valley. To absorb all the history of this valley in one blog article may be overwhelming so I will briefly touch base on two other interesting features of this area.
Devils Kitchen Gorge – Randolph, New Hampshire
2013 Favorite Images – Its that time of year again where I reflect on a years worth of shooting and share with you my ten favorite images from the 2013 season. These images are the ones that stood out to me over the year. You can see a larger preview of any image by clicking on it.
As an environmental photographer focused on human impact, much of my time is spent photographing the impact we humans have on the environment. Sometimes I forget about the beautiful locations in the White Mountains I get to visit and photograph. This end of the season post helps remind me as to why I became a photographer in the first place. The landscape of the White Mountains is incredible!
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.
East Branch of the Pemigewasset River – Lincoln, New Hampshire
Northeast Foliage season is in full swing – The New Hampshire White Mountains region is exploding with color! Every corner of the region is displaying color, so much it is overwhelming. The roads have been bumper to bumper with leaf peepers, and every scenic pull off is jammed packed with vehicles. If you are looking to get away from the crowds, exploring one of the Northeast's backroads may be you best bet.
I can not wait to see what the foliage looks like on a bright sunny day! We have not seen the sun for the last five days, and all shooting has been done in rain, fog and overcast conditions. Though the cloud cover has been a great natural diffuser, it is time for the sun. I would also like to dry off my rain gear at some point.
Lincoln Woods Suspension Bridge – Lincoln, New Hampshire
September 22, 2012 – Autumn season officially starts today! The colors of the season are starting to appear here in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. It is not peak foliage yet, but photographers visiting the region will have no problem finding something to shoot. Here are six locations I have photographed over the years you may want to consider for your foliage photographic journey.
Russell-Colbath House – Albany, New Hampshire
Russell-Colbath Historic Homestead, Albany – The Russell Colbath house is a 19th century homestead located at the Passaconaway Historic Site along the Kancamagus Scenic Byway (Route 112) in Albany, New Hampshire. The homestead has walking trails, flower gardens, and an interesting graveyard.
Moose – White Mountains, New Hampshire
New Hampshire Wildlife Crimes – Did you know you can report wildlife crimes anonymously online in New Hampshire? All you need to do is fill out a short online form to report a crime (see link below). Wildlife crimes can include baiting, poaching and / or harassment of wildlife. Never be afraid to make a report, New Hampshire's wildlife needs protecting!