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Swift Water – 10-19-2018

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!

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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.

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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!

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Drive From Maine to NH and a day at Rocks!

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!

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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!

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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!

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Mount Washington already has something in the area of 18 inches of snow – it does make for something pretty to look at!

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Castle In The Clouds–9-29-2018

My coworker, Wendy – an Littleton Native, keeps making the perfect suggestions for my weekend adventures!

This week it was Castle in the Clouds!

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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.

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A short hike, and some mushrooms later, I found the Bridal Veil.  Which was fun to photograph as well. 

Did I mention Mushrooms?

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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!

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Pictures do NOT do this place justice.  Oh, my goodness, massive and stuck “in time” so to speak. 

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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. 

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And this was the sunset when I got home.  Pretty wicked way to end the day.

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Glen Ellis Falls–9-12-2018

Stairs and gorgeous moving water.  A new challenge for me, we don’t have much of that in Northern Maine, I can tell you that!

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It’s a great hike, with wonderful views.  The one great thing about getting out early is being able to go do these things with no crowds!

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I went off the trail for a bit as well, finding different shots, playing with the lightning.

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Its far easier to take these pictures than the big grand vistas.  They have everything you want, movement, texture, perspective. 

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These hikes are a good work out, and I get some fabulous pics from it!

and I’m not home and bored!

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Deer Isle Bridge and Caterpillar Hill–8.24.2017

 

Caterpillar Hill is a good climb and then you’re almost at Deer Isle, right after CH, you can stop at ECS – Eggemogin Country Store – where you can grab a slice of pizza, some great chicken nuggets, fresh subs or lobstah…. 

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LONG distance view of the bridge

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Beauty Everywhere…

Source: Beauty Everywhere…

Taos Pueblo

One one of my last weekends off, I headed to Taos and hit up the Pueblo there.  Gorgeous and peaceful.  Lots of artisians.  Lots of history. 

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Firstly, the ride there was GREAT.  Lots of turns, and hills, and views.  And snow!  Made me miss home. 

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I took my time, walked around for hours.  Bought Christmas presents.  Walked around some more. Had a meal. 

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