High Places: Mt. Washington

We are planning another “high places” adventure this spring that includes one of our favorite spots on the East Coast, Mt. Washington. This image was shot originally on slide film and later converted to digital for processing for sharing online.  We still love shooting with film cameras including infrared and often carry that gear with us on these treks.  This year we will use all of our new gear, special lenses and more to capture these amazing vistas of the three state area from all angles.  “On a clear day you can see forever.”  Let’s hope this trek we have those clear days to capture its full beauty.  What a show it is!

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Our trek to the summit of Mt. Washington  in the White Mountains of New Hampshire was amazing.  They have one of  the most incredible mountain views in the United States.  We drove up to the summit via car and photographed as we climbed so that we could capture Mt. Washington from its various elevations and views.   It was during the fall foliage season and the weather changes were true to its reputation.  From the bottom to summit it was severe and every moment as the clouds, fog and wind twirled around us, we were sure a great snowstorm was forthcoming and we would have to stay on the mountain overnight or longer.  What an adventure in photography.

Mount Washington

“Mount Washington is the highest peak in the Northeastern United States at 6,288 ft (1,917 m). It is famous for its dangerously erratic weather, and long-held the record for the highest wind gust directly measured at the Earth’s surface, 231 mph (372 km/h) (or 103 m/s), on the afternoon of April 12, 1934.It was known as Agiocochook, or “Home of the Great Spirit”, before European settlers arrived. The mountain is located in the Presidential Range of the White Mountains, in Coos County, New Hampshire. It is the third highest state high point and the most prominent peak in the eastern United States. While nearly the whole mountain is in the White Mountain National Forest, an area of 59 acres (0.24 km2) surrounding and including the summit is occupied by Mount Washington State Park.”__Wikipedia

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Notes:  Film, Processed Digital, Photomatix 5.0, CS6, ColorEfexPro, Texture Overlay.

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Spring is Coming: The Extraordinary Biltmore Estate

As the cold, snow and ice fill the air in the North East, we are again planning our spring travel itinerary and number one on our list every year is the amazing Biltmore Estate and Gardens. This historical place is a photographer’s dream from the beautiful architecture to the landscapes with the Blue Ridge mountains as a backdrop to the Conservatory, winery, equestrian center and more. Christmas at Biltmore offers even more and our favorite, the Festival of Flowers is a must-do for floral and landscape photographers. The Biltmore is very hospitable to photographers.

Biltmore Estate at Festival of Flowers

These images were photographed  in HDR in daylight between rain and storms which enhanced the colors for daytime images.  They are in storyboard form and compressed here for purposes of smaller files for viewing.

To visit Biltmore Estate

Videos

Festival of Flowers in Timelapse
Biltmore Estate Videos

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Blue Lake Sunrise

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THE sylvan slopes with corn-clad fields
Are hung, as if with golden shields,
Bright trophies of the sun!
Like a fair sister of the sky,
Unruffled doth the blue lake lie,
The mountains looking on.

And, sooth to say, yon vocal grove,
Albeit uninspired by love,
By love untaught to ring,
May well afford to mortal ear
An impulse more profoundly dear
Than music of the Spring.

For ‘that’ from turbulence and heat
Proceeds, from some uneasy seat
In nature’s struggling frame,
Some region of impatient life:
And jealousy, and quivering strife,
Therein a portion claim.

This, this is holy;–while I hear
These vespers of another year,
This hymn of thanks and praise,
My spirit seems to mount above
The anxieties of human love,
And earth’s precarious days.

But list!–though winter storms be nigh,
Unchecked is that soft harmony:
There lives Who can provide
For all his creatures; and in Him,
Even like the radiant Seraphim,
These choristers confide.
_WilliamWordsworth
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