Posts Tagged: spring

Scenes of April, New Hampshire

A small cascade along the Kancamagus Highway in the White Mountain National Forest of  New Hampshire USA during the spring months.
Cascade – Kancamagus Highway, New Hampshire

Scenes of April, New Hampshire– Most of New England is snow free, but here in the White Mountains of New Hampshire we still have plenty of snow. Mount Washington recently got six inches of snow. And off trail travel in some areas of the White Mountains still requires snowshoes. The snow is melting fast though.

I love the month of April for two reasons. The first reason is brooks and rivers are usually roaring, which means great waterscapes, and secondly Earth Day, an annual event, is celebrated this month. Many consider Earth Day to be the birth of the modern environmental movement. Learn more about Earth Day here.

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April, White Mountains

Kayaking the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River in Lincoln, New Hampshire USA during the spring months.
East Branch of the Pemigewasset River – Lincoln, New Hampshire

April, White Mountains – I find April to be one of the more challenging months to produce imagery. The landscape is usually covered in "dirty snow", making it tough to produce clean looking imagery. Nothing drives me crazier than a beautiful mountain scene with dirty snow in the foreground! Yes, I'm complaining some but know many photographers can relate to this issue.

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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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Liberty Gorge, Franconia Notch

Franconia Notch State Park - Liberty Gorge Cascade during the spring months in Lincoln, New Hampshire USA. This waterfall is located in the Flume Gorge Scenic Area along Cascade Brook.
Liberty Gorge – Lincoln, New Hampshire Spring

Liberty Gorge, Franconia Notch – Cascade Brook flows through this gorge in the Flume Gorge area of Franconia Notch State Park in Lincoln, New Hampshire. And it is one of the many interesting natural features of Franconia Notch. Today, this water feature is known both as Liberty Gorge and Liberty Gorge Cascades.

Known as Langton's Cascades (named for Mr. Langton, a regular summer guest at the Flume House)* in the 1800s, this gorge was forgotten about until 1928 when the former Flume director C.T. Bodwell rediscovered it. At the time, Bodwell could find no one who knew about it, so he named it “Tawadina Gorge”. And the gorge did appear on a circa 1934 map of the Flume area as Tawadina Gorge, but it would be renamed Liberty Gorge.

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Swift River, New Hampshire

Swift River during the summer months in the White Mountains, New Hampshire.
Swift River – White Mountains, New Hampshire Summer

Swift River, White Mountains – Living in the White Mountains of New Hampshire I have the benefit of being able to photograph locations during all four seasons. One area of the White Mountains I have photographed in every season is the Swift River along the Kancamagus Scenic Bypass.

When building an image archive, photographing locations in every season can be beneficial, but photographers must keep in mind that building a successful image archive involves photographing new locations and scenes, not photographing the some scene over and over.

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