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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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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!

10-04-19–FALL CHALLENGE~

Hey, guess what – it’s Fall! 

That’s right, winter is coming……

Don’t shoot the messenger.  My friend, Shell and I have these bi-monthly challenges going and of course, I hit up fall for this one.  It is October! 

We are allowed 5 photos (I do have honorable mentions this time around)

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I was coming back from Maine, when I decided to go off the GPS path – and I spotted his in the water.  It’s a mini rock island, with a flag and a brilliant tree.  Took me a few shots to get the reflection “just” right.

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I drove through Groveton my way to the hike that didn’t happen – and this is a bridge one of my former pts has often said “I’m going to go live under my bridge”.  I did show her this picture and she agreed that it captured the bridge in its full glory of fall.

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I did a turn around when I saw this old barn and this wonderfully full color tree growing in front of it. 

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I saw THREE bridges on my hike that never happened – this was the 1st.  Nothing spectacular, a one lane covered bridge.  It was the clear water under it that I wanted to capture.  After popping on my boots, slogging through wet underbrush – I snagged a few red and orange leaves on the shore and some clouds doing a build up to the rain that would eventually wash out my hike.

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The last on my list is from my walk at The Dells – every time I go there I get a few great snaps. 

The sun was coming down, the leaves at the Dells are more yellow than bright red and orange.  I thought this captured the spirit of the Dells.

Honorable mentions are below. 

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Winter is coming folks!  Enjoy the last of the fall. 

If you want to explore my friend, Shell’s blog – here is the link!  https://inmyeyesview.photo.blog/

Grafton Notch–NOT!–09-28-2019

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!

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Firs stop – a bridge!  With just enough color for it to make for a good picture.

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Next stop – another bridge!  This one in Groveton!  The sky was crazy!  The light was weird, but it still made for some good photos!

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Then I stopped in Stark and look, another bridge!  I find it odd that the church seemed to have horns – just saying. 

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And more color and one really cool flag planted in the middle of the water and a great reflection.

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The Dells–Fall Addition–9-25-2019

I got out of work late so off to the Dells just for a walk!  It’s about a mile of “trail” and some fresh air. 

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The pine needles litter the ground, and the air is nice and crisp even at 70 degrees. 

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The sun was hitting the pond in a surreal way, and I did my best to capture it. 

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Vermont Drive–09-20-2019

I took drive over to VT “just cuz”.  I can stop when I want when I have no destination in mind.  No where to go but “somewhere” can be fun. 

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I came up on this lake in VT, which was crystal clear and cold.  I snapped a few pictures and drove on back home.

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Then I pulled over and snapped one last picture….. 

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Challenge – Framing

This challenge had to do with “framing” your photos.  Using something natural, or otherwise, to block out the focus of what you wanted focused on. 

I am NOT good at it!

But here is what I got.

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The least framed one, this sun flair, yet one of my faves, because – well – sun flair!! 

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This was my first attempted (above) at using something natural to frame what you want to focus on.  Nature isn’t always your friend.  But I left it in the collection as while not good, it does force you to think harder to get better at your craft.

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Overlooking the town of – Bath, NH.  Looking thru two trees.  Putting forth a challenge is fun, gives you the motivation to go out and “try” new things. 

Onto the next!

JM

Lancaster Fair & River Walk – 09-03-2019

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Middle Sugarloaf Trail–08-20-2019

An afterwork hike – I’d done the North trail, but time didn’t allow me the extra mile that night so back I went!

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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!

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Talk about a nice view!  It was also super warm, even though it was windy.  Well worth the hike!

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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. 

Sunset–08-18-2019

On the way home from Boston, via Portland – I saw the clouds and the sky changing so I pulled over and voila!

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