Our projects focus on conservation, historic preservation, and creating awareness for environmental stewardship. And they range from documenting abandoned 1800s farm settlements in the New Hampshire White Mountains to using repeat photography to show the human impact that is being done to the environment. The goal of every project is to produce a unique series of photographs that create awareness for any given topic. Below are a few projects Erin Paul is currently working on.


Abandoned Railroads

Plymouth Diesel Locomotive - Lincoln, New Hampshire
Abandoned railroads in the New Hampshire White Mountains. ScenicNH Photography has an extensive image collection that showcases the abandoned logging railroads in the White Mountains. Documenting the historic logging railroads in their current state is an ongoing project by Erin Paul Donovan, owner of ScenicNH Photography. The East Branch & Lincoln Railroad is our main focus, but we have many images of other railroads in the region on file. Below is a list of logging railroads in the White Mountains and articles focused on the ...

Franconia Notch Book

Franconia Notch Book (Images of America) by Erin Paul Donovan
by Erin Paul Donovan In 1805, a member of a survey crew working on building a road through New Hampshire's Franconia Notch walked down to Ferrin's Pond (today's Profile Lake), gazed up the side of Cannon Mountain, and was mesmerized by what he saw--the state's most iconic symbol, the Old Man of the Mountain profile. A few years later, the Flume Gorge, an 800-foot-long natural gorge, was discovered. These natural curiosities quickly gained national attention, and by the mid-1800s, Franconia Notch was a tourist mecca; ...

Ongoing Work


White Mountains History

Abandoned - Thornton, New Hampshire
White Mountains, New Hampshire history, the abandoned and forgotten places in the White Mountains help tell the fascinating story of our heritage. These articles, blog articles, essays, photographs, and pages showcase the abandoned places, forgotten 19th-century farming settlements, 20th-century ghost towns, railroads, and tourism history (hiking, grand resorts, Mount Washington, waterfalls, etc.) in the White Mountain National Forest and the surrounding region ...

Conservation, New Hampshire

Mount Osceola - White Mountains, New Hampshire
Conservation photography in New Hampshire; this work focuses on land stewardship (environmental issues, human impact, trail stewardship, etc.) in the New Hampshire White Mountains. In this social media era that we live in, outdoor recreation in the White Mountains has skyrocketed to the point where conserving the White Mountains for future generations is a constant topic of discussion. This body of work showcases the scenic beauty of our public lands, creates awareness for issues in the White Mountains, and promotes positive stewardship practices ...