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Kingsman Trail to Bold Notch

This was a bit more challenging than I thought it was going to be.  A lot of water crossing and balancing, but a great hike!

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As always the views at the top were stellar!  Quiet and peaceful and so worth the 4000 calorie burn!

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I got a lens balls and I have been having some fun with it.  Not sure I am in love with it, but I am working towards that!

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As always I found mushrooms!  When it takes 3 miles to get up to the views, sometimes you entertain yourself with taking pictures of ‘shrums. 

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06-15-2019–VT Road Trip!

Sometimes you do not need a destination.  My goal was to – drive!

I picked a road and drove, heading towards Vermont.  I picked a town.  Literally at random and hit – go!  Lupines!!!

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I love playing with perspective and focal points, I’m not great at it, but I like doing it.  Looking at a flower from the ground up is different then when you look at it from above.

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I loved that the clouds were coming in.  The sky is such an interesting place.  Some people love that sold blue.  I do as well, but give me interesting clouds any day!

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As I mentioned, I am part of a Facebook Photo Page that does challenges.  Our challenge, if we accepted, I did, was “in the garden”.  So the last two weeks I’ve spent a lot of time looking a flowers Smile

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I saw this out of the corner of my eye and totally brought me to Stephen King’s It!  The old MiniSeries?  Where he is standing there in the swampy area?  I don’t know, I loved it I promptly slapped on the brakes and ventured along the road, down the embankment, and snapped a few pics. 

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Driving around I think in Lancaster?  I saw a trail on the side of the road by the bridge.  Stop I did!  I found this old abandoned factory.  So, in I went!

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The most unlikely stops.  A Jehovah Witness Church.  Great pinks!

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Last, but not least – I stopped over in Sugar Hill.  I had scouted this place for some night photography, it looks great in the daytime as well!

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I have done night photography ONCE and it came out rather well.  I attempted it again, and fell flat.  Why?  My tripod didn’t rock.  Well, no it DID, it swayed back and forth and I didn’t get many good pics because of the breeze.  I have a new one now! 

These are the few pics that did come out.

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The following day, I went to the Sugar Hill Lupine Festival.  I can say I did NOT take a picture of the pizza, but I assure you, it was picture worthy.

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Sugar Hill is a small community but it’s gorgeous and friendly. 

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This was at Hilltop Inn, the owner was sweet, I aske her if I could snap some flowers pictures she said to go right ahead, but I wanted to make sure, finding a stranger laying around on their belly on your lawn can be disconcerting!

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My pizza in the making – ‘nuff said

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I am part of a photo board on facebook, and I am pair with Shell, from O’ Canada!  Our 1st two week challenge was “In The Garden”.  A few of these flower photos ended up in the challenge.  She is editing hers, I may have to convince her to watermark hers and we can do a blog post. 

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06-04-2019 – Arethusa Falls

I saw this parking lot a few weeks ago, and I knew after the pictures I saw online I wanted to go there.  I also need to go back for Bemis and Frankenstein Cliffs!

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This is a moderate hike, not a lot of mud, you can hear the running water most of the time.  And then you see it.

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After clambering around and getting down to the creek, you can scamper right up next to the falls if you are so brave!  I didn’t feel like getting wet Smile

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I fiddled with some settings.  And a few things in lightroom – which is STILL a learning curve!

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05-30-2019–Lonesome Lake

What a fabulous hike.  Hard as frak!  But a great hike!

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A few smaller “water” areas here, some great wild flowers, some of the steepest inclines I’ve done in a long while as well!

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Just when you think “Okay I’ve had enough!” you come to a flatter area and you see this wicked lil view, but oh, it gets better!

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After clambering down to take these, I knew I had to go around “the lake”.  I had my snickers bar and started walking.  Yup, it only got better.

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There is a wicked dock (and a place you can stay apparently up above I caught a glimpse of it, but didn’t explore that area).  A mom and a daughter were sitting there, having sandwiches and speaking, what I think, was Korean.  Made me smile, reminded me what it is like for people who don’t speak french when I do it with folks I know.

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07/02/2018–Lupines and Flowers

These photos took me a total of 20 mins to take with three different stops. 

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Great lighter colors in this batch, and some stray flowers as well!

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Pinks, purples, and whites, gorgeous! 

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06-29-2018–Raindrops

What do you do after a hard rain?  Well! You to take pictures of course.

 

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I don’t have a dedicated Marco lens, so that means it’s a bit harder to get GREAT macro pics, since I’m using lens extenders. 

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It’s fun to run out, take as many pics as you can, in a short amount of time and see what you get in the end. 

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