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Trip to NH–10-10-2019

We took off to NH for a few days because I wanted Jules to see where I’ve been working for the better part of a year!

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We didn’t stop much, but when we did it was gorgeous!

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I dragged her to The Flume, we had a nice walk and took some great pictures. 

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We also drove down the Kanc and then up Crawford Notch. 

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Then one of the best sunsets I’ve seen in a while happened.  Overall, a great day!

Milkyway–07-07-2019

Being home means dark nights and not having to go to far for milkyway pics.  I wanted to head up to the mountain overlook, 1 – I don’t have an ATV anymore and 2 – the milkyway would have been out of sight from that vantage point. 

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See those bright yellow streaks?  Those are fireflies!  Yes I got photobombed by fireflies.  Which was, sort of cool!

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A lot of shooting stars this time around, as well as the “red” streaks which I suspect are satellites.  It was also hellva windy which made the trees move.  I went back and forth between 20, 25 and 30 second shots. 

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Jupiter was also out and about last night.  These were all taken within less than a mile from home.

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I then plopped myself in a potato field and took the last batch of pics.  I was getting slightly tired and cold!  But a great night over all, fireflies and all!

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Sugarloaf North Trail–07-03-2019

Great hike!  Not super long (3 miles total).

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Can’t say enough about the views.

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And the lens ball!  This thing is a heavy lil bugger too.  And the keys make an appearance!

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Abandoned Trains in Bartlett, NH–06-26-2019

I went out looking for this place last week and didn’t find it.  Today it was hot, and the trailhead was packed.  So, I downloaded google earth (whoot for tech!) and found it!

Let’s start w/the black and white!

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These are the color options, tada!  If you look super close, you can see the photographer (moi) in the lens ball.  I didn’t notice it when I was taking the pictures due to the bright sun. 

Did I mention it was hot?

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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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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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