High Places : Mt. Washington

It’s Summer 2018 and we are planning another “high places” adventure 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 and HDR 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 for Art on Canvas

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Amelia Island – Come Walk With Me

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I love to walk…beach, mountains, hills, woods and anywhere where I am surrounded by nature or beautiful architecture with my camera gear in tow ready to capture the beauty of it. I especially love to walk the beach at sunrise and sunset.  Amelia Island is the perfect place for nature walkers (and photographers, of course) for feasts of delights for the eyes and soul.  From the majestic ocean and Intracoastal Waterway views to the glorious sunrise-sunsets, boardwalk waterways and marshes, to the Sunken Forest, Aury Island, Drummond Point Park and Walker’s Landing and more — it’s a little heavenly bit of Eden on earth.


On this year’s Amelia Island photo tour, we spent days walking the trails throughout the island winding through Spanish moss-draped live oaks and palmettos which opened to gorgeous ocean and marsh views.  A gear-laden photog can exhaust themselves very quickly so with Canon5dMII and tripod in tow, I left our gear [that’s it right there sitting on the sand in the middle of the photo] to follow the walk to the open marshes to view its plethora of waterfowl, wildlife, flora and after shooting, we returned and I was glad to see the gators, crocks or a photog wannabe  had not absconded with our gear!

And finally, the anticipation of the “Sunken Forest” that trails down, then winding up to spectacular views of the ocean.  My new favorite private spot on the island. It doesn’t get better than this — sunrise in all its glory!

There’s more to come…watch for new postings. Until then, enjoy the views and if you want a truly enjoyable photography adventure, visit Amelia Island.

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Photo Credit:  Jay&Jacy Photography for HDRCHIC

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Amelia Island Plantation

Delicious Autumn

“Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love – that makes life and nature harmonise. The birds are consulting about their migrations, the trees are putting on the hectic or the pallid hues of decay, and begin to strew the ground, that one’s very footsteps may not disturb the repose of earth and air, while they give us a scent that is a perfect anodyne to the restless spirit. Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.”
― George Eliot

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Photography: “Delicious Autumn, Art on Canvas,
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