Posts tagged ‘mountains’
An afterwork hike – I’d done the North trail, but time didn’t allow me the extra mile that night so back I went!
I got a few new props while in Boston, namely Rogue and Capt Marvel! I have a few more but I didn’t use them. Yes that is a smurf!
Talk about a nice view! It was also super warm, even though it was windy. Well worth the hike!
The whole hike took about 4 hours, mindful of the fact that 1 – I take a lot of pictures. 2 – I am a slow hiker. The All trials states 2.6 miles, but my fitbit clocked me in at just under 4 miles. I do take smaller steps, I do go around far more obstacles as well so it could be I just take more steps than the average hiker.
Oh Cherry Mountain! Nice hike on a very hot day, shady and comfortable hike. A few steep spots however. Worth the trek!
Of course, I hunted out the mushrooms. As well as how the great shafts of light were hitting the ground. Never know what you will find and make for a great picture.
Mr. Frog jumped over my boots so I thought I’d take his picture. He didn’t sit still for very long, however.
The views! You cannot beat the views, can you? ‘nuff said.
I have several trinkets that I carry with me. Wonder Woman is one of them. I thought I’d give a nice perspective shot a try.
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!!!
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.
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!
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
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.
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!
The most unlikely stops. A Jehovah Witness Church. Great pinks!
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!
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!
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.
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
I fiddled with some settings. And a few things in lightroom – which is STILL a learning curve!
What a fabulous hike. Hard as frak! But a great hike!
A few smaller “water” areas here, some great wild flowers, some of the steepest inclines I’ve done in a long while as well!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Some days I get out early. Some days far later. On this day: early. I sent out to just “take some pictures.” Most were 5-10 mins photo stops. Here we go!
The beauty of this area is there is always something to take pictures of. Old buildings, or stone walls, or wicked reflections, or… flowing water….
I drove around towards Crawford Notch. Stop on here and there for more pictures. Caught the sun off some mountains.
Then I made a stop at Silver Cascade (I think that’s the name!) and made a quick jaunt up that, and again, more flowing water! Then on the way home, I found Fourth Iron camping grounds and stop there before I lost the light.
My coworker, Wendy (Hi Wendy!) keeps giving me some after work suggestions which is great! Today it was The Dells, a series of small tails, literally in the middle of town.
Another after work adventure! I had a week of short hours, just low pt load to be honest. So instead of going home and vegging out, I hit up a few of the places that are packed on weekends.
The drive there was gorgeous! I stopped into a few places and did a five min photo stop. Where I take as many pics in five mins as I can.
The Bath is really pretty, the water is clear, as much in NH is, and a wonderful smell of clean for some reason struck me.
The sun was great for taking photos of my keys for my key series here! Many places because of being on a gorge, etc, it’s a struggle or at least a challenge.
I had to stop, the clouds in the 1st pic are outrageous!