Walker Cascades – Franconia Notch State Park
Walker Cascades, Franconia Notch – Walker Cascades are a series of cascades on Walker Brook, just off the Old Bridle Path, in Franconia Notch in the New Hampshire White Mountains. And though these cascades are considered to be forgotten they are visited by many.
A few history books make reference to these cascades as being "Walker's Falls". But their description is for Stairs, Swiftwater and Cloudland Falls on Dry Brook. The name makes sense, but the location is off. Because Walker Brook and Dry Brook are located so close to one another, I understand the confusion.
Kinsman Notch – Beaver Brook Cascades
The last few days I have been shooting in one of New Hampshire's windiest notches, Kinsman Notch. I'm always amazed at how the wind blows through this notch! Sometimes wind gusts are so strong they knock you off balance! On top of windy conditions, morning fog has also been an issue.
Early on one morning I managed to create these images along Beaver Brook. The fog acted like a diffuser and burned out the sun allowing for nice even and manageable light across the brook. No hot spots anywhere, a photographer's dream! You can see the fog in the upper half of the above image.
Echo Lake State Park – North Conway, New Hampshire
Lakes & Ponds, White Mountains – Everywhere I go in the White Mountains region of New Hampshire I am photographing some form of water. It makes no difference if it is the roaring Swift River or small wetlands area deep in the Pemigewasset Wilderness, water is present in many of my images.
Water seems to be unavoidable and is in 60% of my images, so I thought I would be fun to watch (above) a slideshow of my favorite lakes and ponds in the White Mountains region. Most of these waterscapes are easy to reach, but some do require a full day of hiking to reach.
Tributary of Lost River – Woodstock, New Hampshire
There still is autumn color to be found. You just have to look for it. The above image is along a tributary of Lost River in Woodstock, New Hampshire USA on a rainy overcast day.
Lincoln Woods Trail – Small Stream
Lincoln Woods Trail, Stream – Along the Lincoln Woods Trail in the White Mountains of New Hampshire is a small stream that I have walked past countless times over the years when heading into the Pemi Wilderness. For one reason or another I have never given it a second look. Most of the time harsh light or being on a time frame (to get to a location) is the reason.
A few weeks ago, the stream looked perfect, better than some waterfalls I have photographed, and I have never seen it look so inviting. You can see more brook and stream images here.
Happy image making..
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