Welcome to the photoblog of Erin Paul Donovan, a professional photographer located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire USA.
Specializing in environmental conservation and historic preservation photography mainly in the New Hampshire White Mountains. Image archive consists of forgotten history and landscape scenes of the White Mountains and New England region.
2021 Year in Review, White Mountains – As the year comes to an end, I don't have much to say. And like many of you, I am looking forward to the start of the new year. What a year it has been! This year I am going to keep it short and just make a handful of comments about my favorite images of 2021.
Over the last few years, all we have heard about is how overrun the White Mountains are now. And I agree it is an issue that needs to be addressed. Our trailheads are overflowing into the streets, mountains summits are overcrowded with peakbaggers looking for the perfect selfie, and campgrounds are beyond capacity. But because of the "off the beaten path" locations I have been documenting over the last two years, I have seen almost no one in the White Mountains. Serenity still can be found in the White Mountains.
Sculptured Rocks Natural Area – Groton, New Hampshire
Sculptured Rocks Natural Area, New Hampshire – A short ride from Newfound Lake in Bristol, New Hampshire is Sculptured Rocks Natural Area in Groton, New Hampshire. This Natural Area spans 272 acres and is located on the Cockermouth River. It was formed at the end of the Great Ice Age.
A sign (above) at the gorge provides information on how the gorge was formed. Directions from Route 93 in North Hampton can be found here and will be helpful if you don't know the area.
Newfound Lake, New Hampshire – In my New England travels, I always seem to forget about Wellington State Park located on Newfound Lake in Bristol, New Hampshire. The park can be accessed year around, and there is a sandy beach on the park grounds. No question the summer season is the busiest time to visit.
I have photographed Wellington State Park during all four seasons and think it is a wonderful place to spend the day with family or friends. And if you are a photographer, you should find something to shoot.
Kancamagus Scenic Byway, New Hampshire – New stock photography images have been added to the ScenicNH Photography image archive. These images are focused around the Kancamagus Scenic Byway in the White Mountains of New Hampshire USA. Above is a slideshow of scenes from along the Kancamagus Byway.
The Kancamagus Scenic Byway is considered to be one of New England's top scenic byways. The best time to drive, explore and photograph it is during peak foliage season. I also find the winter season a great time to explore the scenic byway, but autumn is best.
Phineas P Gage, Vermont – If your travels ever take you to Cavendish, Vermont and you enjoy oddities, here is one worth checking out. Located in the downtown section of Cavendish is a plaque bolted to a boulder in memory of Phineas P Gage, who was known as the "Man With a Metal Rod in His Head".
Prescott Park, New Hampshire – Prescott Park is a ten acre parcel of land along the Portsmouth waterfront. We can thank Josie and Mary Prescott, public school teachers and life long residents of Portsmouth, for the creation of this park. It was their desire to see an area of the Portsmouth waterfront cleaned up and turned into a public park. In Josie F. Prescott's last will and testament a private trust fund was set up to purchase tracts of land along the waterfront to create what we know today as Prescott Park.
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