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Brad
09-17-2009, 09:25 PM
Today I drove around the WMNF and a few other places looking for fall colors. I found some, but more importantly, I found several places which will be really good as the color peaks.

The drive was - Bridgton, Maine - Conway and across the Kanc to Lincoln - north on route 3 to Indianhead Resort - The Basin - views of Cannon Mt - route 302 to Mt Washington Hotel - Cog Base Station - Jefferson Notch Road (9 mile gravel road which is cool) - route 2 east to route 16 north to Errol (drive along the river is wonderful) - south on route 26 by Lake Umbagog - thru Grafton Notch State Park - Bethel - and back home to Bridgton.

Most of the color was on route 26 in Grafton Notch. But, you could see it starting in other places. One of the pictures I like is

http://images110.fotki.com/v1582/photos/5/8235/7965808/IMG_3206a-vi.jpg

The pictures are at http://public.fotki.com/bradbradstreet/travels/2009/2009-09-17-nh/

Brad
09-17-2009, 09:27 PM
I heard a bit of a broadcast on the radio that a footbridge will be taken down starting on Monday. I am thinking it is the Lincoln Woods footbridge. Can anyone confirm this?

In case it is the one, I snapped a picture today

http://images50.fotki.com/v406/photos/5/8235/7965808/IMG_3134a-vi.jpg

mtruman
09-17-2009, 10:25 PM
Nice pictures Brad. I love the birches in the Fall. Nice one of the river too with a bit of color starting to show. Looking forward to seeing lots of nice Fall images over the next few weeks on this thread. Thanks for getting it going.

billysinc
09-18-2009, 06:33 AM
I heard a bit of a broadcast on the radio that a footbridge will be taken down starting on Monday. I am thinking it is the Lincoln Woods footbridge. Can anyone confirm this?

In case it is the one, I snapped a picture today

It's not that one Brad. There's a discussion on VFTT that talks about which one it is.

http://www.viewsfromthetop.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32269

mtruman
09-18-2009, 06:39 AM
It's not that one Brad. There's a discussion on VFTT that talks about which one it is.

http://www.viewsfromthetop.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32269

It's really unfortunate that they are removing that bridge. It makes the only option for crossing the river (other than at Lincoln Woods) the stepping stones near Franconia Falls and that isn't an option at high water. Pretty much leaves just a single option for an exit on that side of the Pemi and makes the Franconia Falls tentsite pretty much accessible only from the east side trail from Lincoln Woods.

Brad
09-18-2009, 06:40 AM
It's not that one Brad. There's a discussion on VFTT that talks about which one it is.

http://www.viewsfromthetop.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32269
The radio report was sure confusing.

CHRIS
09-18-2009, 06:50 AM
Great shots Brad. Hopefully I will be able to get up North and do some shooting this year when the colors come in. Thanks for sharing and looking forward to the colorful ones later.

Snow Miser
09-18-2009, 07:46 AM
Very nice photos Brad. I too says thanks for starting this thread. I'm looking forward to seeing many beautiful photos of the foliage.

Bretton Woods Brat
09-19-2009, 06:42 AM
Nice drive Brad!

KathyC
09-19-2009, 07:47 AM
Like Snow Miser, I can't wait to see everyone's fall photos. I love them so much, it's my absolute favorite time of the year. :D

JimS
09-19-2009, 06:15 PM
Nice shots brad...indeed, not long now. I was going to drive north today and shoot, but your shots convinced me not to. Not enough color yet...and I'm tired after the week I've had. Will shoot a local bog tomorrow, and look forward to northern peak next weekend?!?!

Brad
09-19-2009, 09:51 PM
Jim, that is probably a good plan. I am not even sure about next weekend. Maybe things will move that quickly.

Charlie
09-19-2009, 10:36 PM
Jim, that is probably a good plan. I am not even sure about next weekend. Maybe things will move that quickly.

as long as the lake does not freeze any time soon :eek:

Brad
09-20-2009, 05:53 AM
as long as the lake does not freeze any time soon :eek:
The water is still very warm (which is so nice about Fall) so there is no chance of ice.

KD Talbot
10-09-2009, 08:23 PM
I don't have to go far to watch the seasons change, just out to my dock. (I do have to put up with the neighbors dogs, though.)
http://www.ghostflowers.com/forumshots/01october09.jpg

http://www.ghostflowers.com/forumshots/02october09.jpg

http://www.ghostflowers.com/forumshots/03october09.jpg

http://www.ghostflowers.com/forumshots/04october09.jpg

KDT

mtruman
10-10-2009, 06:38 AM
Nice to watch the seasons change out your own back door - particularly in such a spectacular fashion. Beautiful pictures Kevin.

Brad
10-10-2009, 06:24 PM
I can see that Kevin has to rough. Some people pay a lot extra for a wonderful view.

Brad
10-10-2009, 06:26 PM
maybe pictures of the Fryeburg Fair qualify as fall pictures. This is a team of draft horses pulling a weighted sled.

http://images44.fotki.com/v1418/photos/5/8235/8036990/IMG_3767a-vi.jpg

Brad
10-10-2009, 07:41 PM
Went out to brave the Fryeburg Fair traffic and take some pictures.

Stevens Brook dam in town

http://images51.fotki.com/v749/photos/5/8235/7915938/IMG_3856a-vi.jpg

Adams Pond in town

http://images41.fotki.com/v1342/photos/5/8235/7915938/IMG_3868a-vi.jpg

Babb's Bridge

http://images52.fotki.com/v637/photos/5/8235/7915938/IMG_3881a-vi.jpg

M_Six
10-10-2009, 10:37 PM
Nice pics, KD and Brad. I envy you waterfront guys. That's the life. :cool:

Brad
10-11-2009, 08:06 AM
Mark,

The web camera mounted on a tree by the lake caught a nice sunrise this morning.

http://images112.fotki.com/v173/photos/8/8235/7119109/LV0320091011064625000N-vi.jpg

KathyC
10-11-2009, 09:56 AM
That's a beautiful picture.

CHRIS
10-11-2009, 01:18 PM
Fantastic pictures Brad and Kevin. We just got back and I have to down load my pics. then I will have some up. I know I will never plan on going North again on a holiday weekend. Traffic was crazy and trying to get in a lot on the Kang. was petty impossible.

Brad
10-11-2009, 08:56 PM
Fantastic pictures Brad and Kevin. We just got back and I have to down load my pics. then I will have some up. I know I will never plan on going North again on a holiday weekend. Traffic was crazy and trying to get in a lot on the Kang. was petty impossible.
Ha - it must have been busy out there. On the way back from church I stopped at Hemlock Bridge to see what I could get.

http://images50.fotki.com/v392/photos/5/8235/7915938/IMG_3918a-vi.jpg

PS If you live closer, it would be easier to get out to take pictures. . .

JimS
10-12-2009, 07:30 AM
Mark,

The web camera mounted on a tree by the lake caught a nice sunrise this morning.

http://images112.fotki.com/v173/photos/8/8235/7119109/LV0320091011064625000N-vi.jpg


Brad...is this your lake...same morning...bit further away!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2431/4004676950_ee055e1f89.jpg

billysinc
10-12-2009, 09:36 AM
The Stone Church on the Wachusett reservoir

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2647/4004954142_c64688ca9e.jpg

CHRIS
10-12-2009, 04:44 PM
Great shot of the Stone church.Here are a few I took this weekend.
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/CRIVERHD12/odd%20balls/080308004.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/CRIVERHD12/odd%20balls/080308007.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/CRIVERHD12/odd%20balls/080308036.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/CRIVERHD12/odd%20balls/080308050.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/CRIVERHD12/odd%20balls/080308042.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/CRIVERHD12/odd%20balls/080308058.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/CRIVERHD12/odd%20balls/080308087.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/CRIVERHD12/odd%20balls/080308090.jpg

Anna LeBlanc
10-12-2009, 05:11 PM
Especially enjoyed the stream pictures and the birches Chris.Looks like you had a great time.

Did you get to do much hiking at all?

KathyC
10-12-2009, 06:02 PM
I liked them too, Love the colors. I loved the way you caught that circular motion in the river picture, but all great....

Brad
10-12-2009, 07:24 PM
Brad...is this your lake...same morning...bit further away!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2431/4004676950_ee055e1f89.jpg
Jim, if you were on Moat, my guess is the flat top mountain to the left of the sunrise and the lake to its SW is Pleasant Mt in West Bridgton. Then the lake would be Lovewell Pond. We are on the other side of Pleasant Mt.

Snow Miser
10-12-2009, 07:43 PM
Very nice photos KD, Brad and Chris! Fall is such a great season to photograph. Thanks for sharing them.

CHRIS
10-13-2009, 10:47 AM
Especially enjoyed the stream pictures and the birches Chris.Looks like you had a great time.

Did you get to do much hiking at all?

No I did not do any hiking this trip. But I will say I will never plan a get away on a holiday weekend again. Way to many people. I even had a hard time getting in to some of the parking areas on the Kanc.

Thanks for the compliments everybody.

Snow Miser
10-13-2009, 06:49 PM
Garfield Trail awash in yellow.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2502/4009931390_301fbfd3a5.jpg

And this shows the valley north of Garfield still has some color.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2642/4009165385_f0504df81a.jpg

forestgnome
10-13-2009, 07:51 PM
Brad, nice image of that bridge. Very nice, indeed!


Bob, I like the pic from Garfeild Trail...tells a nice story!

Anna LeBlanc
10-13-2009, 08:18 PM
Bob, love your picture of the Garfield Trail. It looks in much better shape than the day we did it.

Glad you still had some foliage left to look at too.

CHRIS
10-14-2009, 06:49 AM
Wow beautiful color on the trail Bob.Thanks for sharing

Snow Miser
10-14-2009, 07:51 AM
Thanks everyone! I love being under the yellow canopy like in that photo.

Brad
10-17-2009, 06:47 PM
And I got several pictures of Mt Washington from different places in Maine today. It was extremely clear and nice out.

http://images17.fotki.com/v319/photos/5/8235/7915938/IMG_4028a-vi.jpg

http://images112.fotki.com/v1531/photos/5/8235/7915938/IMG_4054a-vi.jpg

And around town

http://images47.fotki.com/v1498/photos/5/8235/7915938/IMG_4020a-vi.jpg

Anna LeBlanc
10-17-2009, 09:31 PM
All great shots Brad.The classic New England church picture really captures the essence of our beautifal Fall season here.

The pictures of that snow on the summit of Mt Washington make me want to drag out my skis and take them to be sharpened!

Winter's on it's way.:D

JimS
10-18-2009, 04:32 PM
Brad...just gorgeous!!!

Snow Miser
10-18-2009, 04:39 PM
Beautiful shots Brad! I like how the church is in contrast to the deep blue sky.

Brad
10-18-2009, 06:59 PM
Brad...just gorgeous!!!
And they are from Maine - which is always the big surprise.

forestgnome
10-19-2009, 06:11 AM
Brad, very nice. Nice find and capture on the first one!

Brad
10-21-2009, 05:54 PM
A couple of more pictures from today.

Baldface from the south ( I know - there is nothing south of it)

http://images50.fotki.com/v395/photos/5/8235/8075644/IMG_4459a-vi.jpg

Peaceful stream

http://images52.fotki.com/v638/photos/5/8235/7915938/IMG_4334f-vi.jpg

Driving home

http://images38.fotki.com/v266/photos/5/8235/7915938/IMG_4511f-vi.jpg

Snow Miser
10-21-2009, 07:20 PM
Nice shots. There's still some color left. I like third one with the line of birch trees.

KathyC
10-21-2009, 08:02 PM
I like them all, but really like the 2nd one.

CHRIS
10-21-2009, 08:20 PM
Great shots Brad. That is a really good reflection you captured.

Brad
11-03-2009, 08:57 AM
Several weeks ago I met a fellow taking pictures - we chatted (about MWO as well as photography) and then connected on Facebook. He does a lot of reflection shots which are very cool. So, I tried to capture one yesterday on the Old Saco River by the Hemlock Bridge (a covered bridge). The water was moving fast - plenty of shadows to deal with and reflections of the trees on the other shore.

Switched the lens to IS #2 for panning and got this.

http://images52.fotki.com/v642/photos/5/8235/7915938/IMG_4611a-vi.jpg

KathyC
11-03-2009, 12:12 PM
Brad, I think that it came out perfect.:)

Snow Miser
11-03-2009, 12:15 PM
Yes, that looks great!

CHRIS
11-03-2009, 01:36 PM
Here is a picture I took at a little pond I drove by.
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/CRIVERHD12/odd%20balls/080308015.jpg

This shot is my very first ever panorama shot. I went out Sunday morning for a coffee (addicted to DD) and swung by a fort I live near and walked around back that is over looking the water. I had to hand hold because I did not have my tripod.
Hopefully it came out ok.
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/CRIVERHD12/odd%20balls/Untitled_Panorama1copy.jpg

Brad
11-03-2009, 03:37 PM
Chris, very nice pano shot.

KathyC
11-03-2009, 04:48 PM
Chris, I think both came out great.

Brad
11-03-2009, 07:25 PM
It was cloudy for the full moon rise this evening. But, I got this one

http://images51.fotki.com/v732/photos/5/8235/7915938/IMG_4681a-vi.jpg

Snow Miser
11-03-2009, 07:31 PM
Very nice pano and moon rise Chris and Brad.

Anna LeBlanc
11-03-2009, 10:15 PM
Really like those pano shots Chris.Great moonrise Brad.I've attached some photos taken at our friend Colleen's home,Conant Brook Farm in Monson,MA last weekend.

Here are some of the last breaths of Autumn.


____________

Anna

Snow Miser
11-04-2009, 07:52 AM
Anna, very nice photos!