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JimS
10-08-2007, 12:18 PM
Well, I just got back from a 3 day photo tour around the Whites. IMO, this is the best foliage year since 2002, lets hope that the rain this week keeps some leaves on the trees...

I took about 300+ photos, here are the preliminary 8. I'll edit a few more this week as time allows...

Saturday morning I drove out to Crawford Notch before daybreak. I was thinking about going out to Zealand road, but foliage here was tops, and I waited for light at Willey Pond. Kevin warned me it might take a while in a phone consult this week, but I got it around 8:30!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2370/1515521259_c9030560fc.jpg

Clouds came quickly, and I tried to find some streams with water for the rest of the afternoon, but came away with little...a steady rain ended my day early...

Sunday morning I found dense fog in the valleys, but clearing was indicated in the notches, so I hung out at the overlook in the notch for a while and finally captured this shot...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2116/1516379002_8ea470c1e3.jpg

After that I went to the Glen Ellis Overlook, and got off only ONE picture before the sun broke through completely. This is it:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2336/1515521539_2ff02e34d6.jpg

Later Sunday, I went up with Ryan and Michelle from the Obs to Sugarloaf mountain off Zealand Road. The folaige was UNBELIVABLE! We stayed on the summit until well after sunset snapping away, and hiked out after dark singing the Smurfs theme for some reason to scare off the bears...

Here are the shots from there...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2353/1516379142_89f414e4d6.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2096/1516379290_2ca6632907.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2339/1515522117_0dcbd4733b.jpg

and ofcourse Washington:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2266/1516379862_79b1083e6e.jpg

And lastly on the way back to the seacoast this morning, I got this shot along the ossipee river:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/246/1515522321_f30ff47919.jpg

A productive weekend, with varied and all together glorious weather, and a heck of a lot of fun with friends and foliage!

Brad
10-08-2007, 01:38 PM
As always Jim, great pictures. I am heading out from Maine after lunch tomorrow and am headed across the Kanc then to VT and down to NC. I am hoping for some places to stop and see the color.

lwa11
10-08-2007, 03:32 PM
great shots. It is such a wonderful time of year.

Rich
10-08-2007, 04:01 PM
Awesome color! Without a doubt, the best in many years! Wish we could've headed up that way this weekend! We camped in the NW corner of CT Fri. and Sat. night and the color is pretty nice up there.

Great shots, Jim! Thanks!

Steve M
10-08-2007, 07:32 PM
Again, I'm wishing I was in New England right now, thanks to all your great photos...I'm just glad you guys take the time to shoot and post. Thanks for sharing!

KD Talbot
10-08-2007, 09:29 PM
You just have the eye. While I just rush along the trails, snapping this and that and basically make a joke out of taking a good picture, you sit patiently and wait for the right moment and Bam!, you capture it. Jealous as always.

KDT

Patrad Fischroy
10-08-2007, 10:19 PM
You just have the eye. While I just rush along the trails, snapping this and that and basically make a joke out of taking a good picture, you sit patiently and wait for the right moment and Bam!, you capture it. Jealous as always.

KDT
I would't complain about the eye, you most definitely have a good one as well, maybe a different eye but your wildflowers are a real treat. Jim has a talent for the light and the landscapes. And I wouuld be completely remiss if I didn't comment on the gnome of the forest's wildlife shots.

This groups skills on the whole are well above average and we, on this forum are very lucky to be treated to such talent freely

This is one competition where the main winners are those that get to experience the results. Many many thanks from at least this member.

KD Talbot
10-08-2007, 10:44 PM
Very kind words indeed!
KDT

JimS
10-09-2007, 01:04 PM
You just have the eye. While I just rush along the trails, snapping this and that and basically make a joke out of taking a good picture, you sit patiently and wait for the right moment and Bam!, you capture it. Jealous as always.

KDT

Thanks all for your comments, I'm just happy to share my experience!


Kevin,
I frequently visit your page, as your photography gives me a wonderful sense of place. The shots you get are well composed, well exposed, and exhibit feeling and emotion behind them. If I'm having an I miss Mt. Washington day, I just pull up a trip report for any of your hikes and with your photography I am right there in the woods again. That's tough to do as well...The goals are at times a bit different, but I envy your results too!

KD Talbot
10-09-2007, 03:46 PM
I appreciate the support, but this thread is about your pictures, Jim, and I have to say that all you have posted in this thread are stunning. Coffee Table Book Quality, and I'm real glad you're sharing them!

That aside, your picture of Mount Washington from Sugarloaf has infringed on my copyright and you'll be hearing from my lawyers.

http://ghostflowers.com/forumshots/moonrise10606.jpg

Moonrise from Middle Sugarloaf 10/6/06.

KDT

JimS
10-09-2007, 03:52 PM
That aside, your picture of Mount Washington from Sugarloaf has infringed on my copyright and you'll be hearing from my lawyers.

http://ghostflowers.com/forumshots/moonrise10606.jpg

Moonrise from Middle Sugarloaf 10/6/06.

KDT

As I said, I look at your site often and knew that picture well. An honest inspiration for the hike...

I was hoping for alpenglow, but it's kinda creepy how similar they came out. Replace moon with lenticular cloud. Same light, color and perhaps even day!?!?

As for the lawyer...I wonder how that would actually play out?

KD Talbot
10-09-2007, 04:00 PM
I don't know, do you know any good ones? I avoid them like the plague, so, as you know, all my threats are idle. Funny how we took the shots almost a year to the day apart. Mine has a full moon, while yours had none. I saw the new moon rise this morning just before the sun. It shows how the moon goes in its 28 day cycles and pays no attention to the calendar.

KDT

JimS
10-09-2007, 07:45 PM
A few more...

View from Middle Sugarloaf:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2368/1526453387_217bbde757.jpg

No Monarchs, but a nice aster:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2303/1526453017_48e513ba71.jpg

Lake Chocurua After Sunset:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2114/1526452889_3acf10426f.jpg

Canopy:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2309/1527320984_1891e0474b.jpg

KD Talbot
10-09-2007, 08:03 PM
You win this round. Wait'll next weekend! You'll be carrion for this guy!

http://www.ghostflowers.com/forumshots/vulture1.jpg

Or maybe this guy!

http://www.ghostflowers.com/forumshots/hawk1.jpg

Taken at Kenoza Lake in Haverhill, Massachusetts, 10/6/07

KDT

forestgnome
10-11-2007, 06:14 AM
Whoa, lots of great images here. I especially like Jim's Ossippee River image and KD's vulture image. Nice stuff.

I had a fisher cat filling the frame yesterday from 4' away and botched it with a bad shutter speed.:mad: Gotta keep shooting...

happy trails :)

Brad
10-11-2007, 06:20 AM
On our lake in Maine we saw an Osprey flying overhead. We thought we had seen him earlier this summer. This time we were sure of the ID. This has to mean good fishing waters. We have not seen Osprey around before.

Steve M
10-11-2007, 09:55 AM
On our lake in Maine we saw an Osprey flying overhead. We thought we had seen him earlier this summer. This time we were sure of the ID. This has to mean good fishing waters. We have not seen Osprey around before.
I say an Osprey once swoop down and take a fish out of a pond in Tallahassee, FL. It was the coolest sight.