Leaf Drop – Thornton, New Hampshire
Scenes of November, New Hampshire – November in the White Mountains is unlike any other month. For a short period of time during this month, in between leaf peeping and ski season, the region is comparable to a ghost town. And as a photographer, I like this time of year because I can move around the White Mountains without getting in the way of others who are visiting the region.
If you have followed my work for any length of time, you know that my monthly shooting schedule is planned out in advance. For this month, seventy percent of shooting was very local and focused on one of the old hill farming communities in the area.
Whitcher Brook – Benton, New Hampshire
Scenes of November, New Hampshire – The month of November has been very long and drawn out, but in a good way. For me, most months fly by, and there never seems to be enough time in a day to complete all the tasks I need to complete, but for some reason I am all caught up and ahead of schedule this month. I even started photographing an abandoned farm settlement this month that I initially planned to shoot next summer.
I have always enjoyed being in the White Mountains during this time of year. The changing of the seasons and breathing in the crisp mountain air reminders of what is to come. And around this time I start to wonder what type of winter are we going to have. Will it be a winter with lots of snow or will it be an extremely cold winter, with little snow. Living in the White Mountains, I prefer winters with lots of snow.
Cloudy Day – Kancamagus Highway, New Hampshire
November, White Mountains – Here in the White Mountains of New Hampshire November is known for cloudy and overcast days. And we have had many clouds days this month! We also had a stretch of very cold weather, but as I type this it is 55 degrees out. How can you not love New England weather!
November is an interesting time of year in the White Mountains. Most of the tourists have disappeared, and the area is quiet until the ski areas open for the season. You will find many photographers refer to this month as “shoulder season” which just means the conditions are less than ideal to create pleasing imagery. Personally, I love the challenge of trying to create images during this month.
Roaring River Memorial Nature Trail – White Mountains, New Hampshire
Scenes of November, White Mountains – It is hard to believe November is almost in the books. The autumn shooting season is officially done here in the New Hampshire White Mountains, and winter is knocking at the door.
I find November to be one of the stranger months in the photography industry. As the holidays approach, the photo industry slows down some. Publishing companies will be shutting down for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. Though the industry slow downs, I am busier than ever shipping out calendar orders and doing behind the scenes work. I am also planning for the 2014 season. Like I said, strange time of year.