I get to have the best days with my nephew Rhys. While I am not home often, when I am home for more than a weekend I make an effort to do a day of photo adventure with him. These are (mostly) taken by him – a few, maybe, by his dad, my brother, Lee.
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Sunday I decided to head to Grafton Notch in Maine. Found a shorter trail, looked up the weather (no rain until 5pm) we are good to go!
Firs stop – a bridge! With just enough color for it to make for a good picture.
Next stop – another bridge! This one in Groveton! The sky was crazy! The light was weird, but it still made for some good photos!
Then I stopped in Stark and look, another bridge! I find it odd that the church seemed to have horns – just saying.
And more color and one really cool flag planted in the middle of the water and a great reflection.
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 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.
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!
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!
I went off the trail for a bit as well, finding different shots, playing with the lightning.
Its far easier to take these pictures than the big grand vistas. They have everything you want, movement, texture, perspective.
These hikes are a good work out, and I get some fabulous pics from it!
and I’m not home and bored!
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….
LONG distance view of the bridge