So I headed up to Milan, to see my cousin, Bonnie, her hubby, Dave, their daughter Harley as well as her brother, Mike, his wife, Tammy and daughter Sam. On the way, I was told about Nansen Ski Jump – of course I had to visit!
I got to Milan, and the “girls” were off getting milk and “getting wifi” as there is no cell where the cabin, or as Mike Calls it The Chalet!
We hauled some wood, did some work and when it started snowing after the tour – Bonnie and everyone encouraged me to “go take some pictures!”
And pictures I did take. Bonnie and Dave have a great spread down in NH and very much worth spending time with family!
Of course, a conversation with Wendy (and a pt) led me to Swift River! Cute covered bridge with some fun water. I’m hoping I’m here when it thaws, the water must be amazing!
Photographing running water like this is far, far better on a cloudy day as you are allowing your lens to stay “open” longer to capture the motion, making that blur. Sunny days means a wash out or you can use an ND filter. Which I have, but am still learning to master.
The hiking season is slowly coming to a close – but I’m hoping to get some good “cold/winter” ones in before there is to much snow on the ground to do it!
I drove home from Maine and here are a few pics. Then the day after I went over to Rocks Christmas Tree Farm, which was wickedly fun!
Rocks is this amazing place, the views are wonderful and the trails to hike are great too. The colors and the sun were popping that day too!
Of course, my keys made an appearance. I’ve also been taking some fun pics with my recruiters business cards too! I’ll be making a post about that all on its own though!
Mount Washington already has something in the area of 18 inches of snow – it does make for something pretty to look at!
My wife and I went out leaf peeping when I was up home.
I took the above with my cell phone, as much as some folks say they “look the same” as DSLRs, I can always see the difference.
Nothing like the colors in Maine. ‘Nuff said!
I hadn’t ever been to Fish River Falls, neither had my wife, who got all adventurous on me and we trekked along the side of the river for a bit, running around on rocks. fun!
The sunset over Mount Katahdin
I had happy feet one night and Wendy (I’m blaming her again, yes!) had spoken about the Kancamagus – and so off I went!
I did a bunch of “five minute photo stops”.
And here are the results!
Not bad, right?
flowing water everywhere! I’m going to be an expert by the time this assignment is over with and I don’t mind in the least.
And that’s a wrap!
My coworker, Wendy – an Littleton Native, keeps making the perfect suggestions for my weekend adventures!
This week it was Castle in the Clouds!
Here are my keys! The light was odd in the gorge where the Fall of Song is. However it was gorgeous and a quick hike to be honest.
A short hike, and some mushrooms later, I found the Bridal Veil. Which was fun to photograph as well.
Did I mention Mushrooms?
After an awesome lunch (soup and a salad) In the sun on the patio, off to the house I went. Of course, I took pictures of the view – hello!
Pictures do NOT do this place justice. Oh, my goodness, massive and stuck “in time” so to speak.
I could have spent hours and hours taking photos of this place, I am glad I got there earlier in the day – the light was great, lovely shadows against the walls as well.
And this was the sunset when I got home. Pretty wicked way to end the day.