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!

JayJacy.com

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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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Photography: Art on Canvas, Copyright, JayJacy Photography ©2015 All Rights Reserved, No Reblogs Please. Thank you

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6 responses to “High Places: Mt. Washington

  1. We hiked Mt Washington (Tuck’s) last August and I thought it was too late in the season. The weather up top was difficult to say the least. We should have done it in June or July like the previous years. lol

    Great mountain though. The views are breathtaking. 🙂

    • Absolutely it is breathtaking and great hiking. Of course, you know the stories of the loss of life on that mountain and that added to the weather gives a frightful but exciting trek whether hiking or driving up or taking the rail whatever season. Fall is totally amazing in color and only wished we could have captured the sunrise and sunsets at the summit. Perhaps this trip!

      • We actually stayed at a hut last year hoping for that very same thing, but it was freezing rain most of the trip, unfortunately. lol Hopefully I can do it at some point though. Are you in the New England area?

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