Fields of Lupine – Sugar Hill, New Hampshire
June, White Mountains – Here in the New Hampshire White Mountains the weather during June has been excellent. We have had a few hot days, but you will not hear me complaining. This month has been very busy, and because my schedule is full for the rest of June, I am posting my monthly article early.
June is the Annual Celebration of Lupines in Sugar Hill. And every year photographers invade the fields of Sugar Hill with hopes of creating the perfect lupine scene. This year I decided to approach the lupine fields with a different mindset, and I wanted to avoid creating a grand landscape scene. The above image is one of only a few I created this year of the lupine fields.
Bridesmaid (Noble) Falls – Franconia, New Hampshire
May, White Mountains – Here in the New Hampshire White Mountains warm weather has finally arrived, and lawns are being mowed again. May is a great time to explore and photograph the many waterfalls in the White Mountains. The waterfalls included in this blog article are nothing more than small brooks during most months, but during spring snowmelt and after heavy rains they become interesting photo subjects.
This month, I spent a few days shooting in the Benton, Easton, Franconia and Landaff area of New Hampshire. I have had a great time photographing a few new locations. A photographer with an open mind will enjoy the many photo opportunities in this area. I also spent three days in the northern portion of the state but have yet to edit the imagery from these days.
April's Moonrise – Mount Eisenhower, New Hampshire
Scenes of April, White Mountains – Here in the New Hampshire White Mountains, the weather we have had during the month of April has been your typical, unsettled crazy New England weather. The last few days, the daytime temperatures have been more of what we would expect in late October and November, and it has been snowing on and off. I still have not put the snowshoes away yet for the season.
I love the month of April, the snow is slowly melting away making the waterscapes interesting and somewhere in the state of New Hampshire flowers are starting to bloom. It won't be long before the landscape of the White Mountains is lush green, and we are wearing shorts again. Earth Day is also celebrated this month, which is an annual event that many consider to be the birth of the modern environmental movement.
Snowshoes – White Mountains, New Hampshire
March, White Mountains – In the White Mountains of New Hampshire, March marks the start of spring, but you would never know it with the amount of snow still in the backcountry. We have had cloudy days, cold days, warm days, rainy days and a few snowy days this month. I can honestly say I will be glad when I can officially put the snowshoes away this season.
When I first got into photography, seventeen years ago, I had envisioned hiking all over the White Mountains photographing endless sunrises and sunsets from mountain tops, but was given a reality check when I realized the New England photography market was, and still is, flooded with this type of imagery. I decided to make a change back then and focus on environmental subjects, and less mountain sunrise and sunset scenes. Today, I look at these five images and realize that one single decision I made many years ago put me on track.