Posts Tagged: landscape



Mount Osceola Trail, The Simple Shot

Mount Osceola Trail  – White Mountains, New Hampshire
 

Mount Osceola Trail, The Simple Shot – The New Hampshire White Mountains have been photographed inside and out and possibly from every vantage point. And 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. 

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Greenleaf Hut, Mount Lafayette

Greenleaf Hut with Mount Lafayette in the background in the White Mountain National Forest of New Hampshire.
Greenleaf Hut – White Mountains, New Hampshire
 

Greenleaf Hut, Mount Lafayette – Some love' em and some hate' em! I have listened to some very heated debates over the years as to why the huts should or should not exist. Personally, I believe they offer travelers an excellent opportunity to explore the mountain region. And they do make make great photo subjects.

One of the more picturesque huts in the White Mountains hut system is the Greenleaf Hut on the side of Mount Lafayette. The hut opened in July 1930 (+/-) and was named in honor of Colonel Charles Henry Greenleaf, who ran the Profile House in Franconia Notch.

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White Mountains, New Hampshire – Autumn

East Branch of the Pemigewasset River near the Lincoln Woods Visitor Center during the autumn months in Lincoln, New Hampshire.
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.  

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1907 Owl’s Head Fire, Pemigewasset Wilderness

Pemigewasset Wilderness from Mount Lafayette during the winter months in the White Mountains, New Hampshire.
Mount Garfield (left) from Mount Lafayette  – White Mountains, New Hampshire
 

1907 Owl's Head Fire, Pemigewasset Wilderness – Around August 17th in 1907 a lightning strike ignited a fire on Owls Head Mountain in the Pemigewasset (Pemi) Wilderness of the New Hampshire White Mountains.

The fire destroyed thousands of acres. And the total amount of acreage burned ranges from 10,000 to 30,000 depending on which historian you listen to. The included imagery shows the general area of where the fire took place. 

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Fields of Lupine Festival, Sugar Hill

Lupine Festival in Sugar Hill, New Hampshire.
Sugar Hill Lupine Festival – Sugar Hill, New Hampshire
 

Fields of Lupine Festival, New Hampshire – If you are visiting the White Mountains region in the month of June and are looking for a location to photograph, the Fields of Lupine Festival in Sugar Hill should fit your needs. The Fields of Lupine Festival is held annually in the month of June and attracts visitors from around the world. Every year in June the fields of Sugar Hill are transformed into a mesmerizing display of purple lupine.

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Beaver Pond – Kinsman Notch New Hampshire

Kinsman Notch - Reflection of mountains in Beaver Pond in the White Mountains of New Hampshire USA during the autumn months. This area is part of the town of Woodstock and was part of the Gordon Pond Logging Railroad.
Beaver Pond – Kinsman Notch, New Hampshire 
 

Beaver Pond, Kinsman Notch – Beaver Pond is a roadside attraction located along Route 112 in Kinsman Notch of the White Mountains, New Hampshire. This is a great pond to photograph during the autumn season. I find early in the morning when a reflection of the mountains can be captured in the pond the best time. The mountain reflection in Beaver Pond is excellent! 

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