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Castle In the Clouds and Littleton–10-11-2019

Jules said “no heights” which is limiting if you are in the White Mountains, but I made due! 

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If you are ever in NH, this is a great place to go – gives you a wicked sense of what life as a super duper rich person is like.

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Then we hung out in Littleton, did the river walk and waited for the sun to set – worth it!

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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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Mount Washington, NH–9-8-2018

Driving up Mt Washington is super fun, and a little scary for someone who isn’t into heights and have bouts of vertigo. 

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Be ready for wind!  And some of the most gorgeous views ever.

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The problem with such views is no perspective at times, so things look flat and while gorgeous, lacks texture.  So, that’s why the keys!  and any other objects I can use to give things perspective as well as a break in the view.

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It was a fun day, and again, windy!

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From Littleton to Lille–8-31-2018

The biggest problem I face is the crowds!  Weekends are impossible to go anywhere, cars are lines along the highway for miles.  And the days are growing shorter, so short hops to places are best!

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Littleton is a fun little town, with a few places to take a decent picture Smile

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CHUTTERS!  A huge store filled with: Candy

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yes, look my keys!

And a few pictures from home.  I love home.  And my backyard.

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The Flume–8.19.2018

The Flume!  A pretty active day, and some great pics!  No ND filters, but I managed with Fstops, long exposures and ISO

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The area is gorgeous, and a lot of natural beauty.

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The flowing water! ‘Nuff Said

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I did a total of 5 miles on a Sunday Smile

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There is no way to take a good enough picture to show the massive walls of this place.

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Of course, much to my wife’s chagrin, my keys showed up!

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I ended up taking 300 photos, but editing about 80.  Which is a good ratio. 

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Randomness–12.2.2017

 

I don’t go home every weekend, since when Julia works, I hardly see her.  So this weekend I decided to go “riding” around.  I hit up Ellsworth and a few other places, and of course, stopped to take pictures.

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There are a few settings (the CA) one that I’m finally getting into – and many of the pictures come out like the above, almost oil painting like – I like it

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As you can see, I was out “all” day.  I must say, I’ll miss this area. 

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