Capture The Color

Capturing The Color

Again this year the great folks over at Capture the Colour are sponsoring their “Capture the Colour” photo contest. 

And again this year I’m throwing my hat, er my images, into the ring.

Not remotely as well-traveled as many of my blogging friends, my travel is usually confined to the wild and scenic places of New Hampshire.

Enjoy the Color!

Red

Autumn Road

Autumn Road.

Though red is not the dominant color in this image, I chose it for the brilliant reds found in the foliage. Red is the reason, along with the yellows, oranges and golds, that so many flock to the region every fall. 

Autumn in New Hampshire is certainly worth traveling to. 

Yellow

Yellow rose petals on the brick sidewalk. Downtown Portsmouth, NH

Rose Petals On The Sidewalk. Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Blue

The brilliant white steeple of the North Church in Portsmouth, NH

North Church Steeple. Photographed during the “blue hour.”

Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Green

Above tree line, looking over Tuckerman Ravine towards the summit of Mt. Washington, NH

Overlooking Tuckerman Ravine from the Boott Spur Trail. The summit of Mt. Washington in the distance. Captured on my inaugural hike to the summit of the tallest peak in the eastern U.S. and “Home to the worlds worst weather.”

White Mountains, New Hampshire.

White

Winter wonderland. The snow covered mountains of New Hampshire.

Winter Wonderland. 

From the summit of Mt. Avalon, over-looking the valley below, Mt. Washington and the Presidential Range receiving the last rays of the setting sun in the distance.

White Mountains, New Hampshire.

From the mountains to the sea,

We have it all here. Without question, New Hampshire is worth a visit.

I’d like to invite the following bloggers, all of their photographs and travels I greatly admire, to take part, and with luck, win!

Tina

Zhang Wenjie

Julie

Paula

Lucy

All of the above create excellent imagery, and most travel way more than I will ever be able to. (Big bonus, only one of them is likely to kill me for including her :-D) I encourage you all to stop by their blogs and pay them a visit.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Green

Green, 

My first thoughts are of Spring, and new growth. But with Winter rapidly approaching, and the snow that will hopefully come with it, the vibrancy of Spring green is a long way off.

However, several of the images below were captured in the dead of winter.

For those of you thinking “I’d like to create amazing photographs but I don’t have a big fancy DSLR.” Take a close look at the image of my friend Melissa sprawled out on the ice. That’s a Canon G11 in her outstretched hands. Now take a look at the images she makes with it, here. I often envy her ability to put all her gear in her pocket when we get together to shoot.

Capture The Colour

A New Twist on The Photo Challenge. 

I love a challenge, and the chance to win free stuff!

The folks over at TravelSupermarket.com have come up with a Capture the Colour photo challenge. The object is to post five travel photos showing the colors blue, green, yellow, white, and red. Well I don’t travel much outside the New England area, and even that is pretty much restricted to New Hampshire and Maine. I was given the heads-up about this challenge by The Retiring Sort, and figured “what have I got to lose?” The prizes are pretty good too, and if all I have to do to enter is share a few photos, I’m in.

Blue.

If you’re planning a visit to the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and a drive up Mt. Washington is on your itinerary, why not make it a sunrise drive. The auto road to the summit is opened several times over the summer for people to be able to witness sunrise from the summit of the “Home of the worlds worst weather.”

Green.

lush green foliage and ferns line the sides of Silver Cascade in Crawford Notch State park

The White Mountains of New Hampshire are full of waterfalls in all shapes and sizes. The one above, Silver Cascades, is located just off Rt. 302 in Crawford Notch State Park. The mist that hung in the air the morning I made this photo added a dream-like quality to the image.

Yellow.

el camino with flames and supercharger

For the motor sports fans, here in New Hampshire we have New England Dragway, where “Hell Camino” was photographed. Personally, I enjoy the pit area, over the actual racing, for all the rolling works of art on display. We also have  Lee USA Speedway, Star Speedway, and for the NASCAR fans there’s New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Whether it’s a quarter-mile at a time, or lap after lap, there’s plenty of go-fast fun for the whole family.

White.

The Presidential Range, Mt. Washington the farthest peak on the left as seen from snow covered Cherry Pond in the Pondicherry National Wildlife Refuge. An unfrozen stream winds through the snow covered foreground.

One of my favorite destinations in the White Mountain National Forest, Pondicherry National Wildlife Refuge offers spectacular views of the Presidential Range.  An easy 2+ mile hike along an old railroad bed brings you to this wonderful area.

Red.

vibrant falls foliage lines the base of these granite cliffs found along the Kancamagus Highway in the White Mountain National Forest.

Nothing can compare to the vibrant reds, along with the yellows and oranges, of Autumn in New Hampshire. People come from the world over the see the explosion of color blanketing the mountains during the peak of the Fall foliage season.

Here are the 5 people I’m inviting to give it a shot.

Photos From The Loony Bin

Muse & Sparrow Photography

When This Becomes There

krikitarts

NBush Photography

Weekly Photo Challenge: Close

Or as I like to call my morning in the woods getting these images,

Muddy, Bloody, and Wet!

Because I got a little, gave a little, and got some of the last too! I really need to start watching where I’m going!

This is also a first for me I think. This is the first time I’ve gone out to make the photos specifically for the weekly challenge. I’m going to have to do it more often. Hopefully with less blood loss.

So, without further delay…

Close.

And something for the “Bug People” out there, you know who you are :-D

Kiss Me I’m Irish, It’s Give-Away Time!

That’s right, another give-away!

In celebration of my daughters 7th birthday on St. Patrick’s Day, and the Irish heritage on my side of the family, I’m giving away something green! Something oh so very green!

How about an 8×12, on metallic paper, matted in white, ready to frame, print of “Wavy Green” to hang on your wall?

“The hell you say? What must a person do to get in on a sweet deal like this?”  you might ask.  Just scroll on down below the image and all your questions will be answered as if by magic!

The Rules and How To Enter.

It’s simple. I’ll be posting the give-away on the Jeff Sinon Photography fan page, and there are only two requirements to enter.

1) You have to be a fan of Jeff Sinon Photography (having clicked “Like,” and I will be checking ;-)) You must become a fan as a real live person, not as your fan page should you have one, to qualify.

2) Once you have become a fan of Jeff Sinon Photography, click “Like” on the Give-Away post as well. That’s it!

(since this blog will get published to the fan page wall as well, anyone who accidentally “Likes” the blog post on the fan page will be included in the contest, but you will make my life a lot easier, and reduce the chance your name will be missed,  if you “like” in the correct post. Thanks in advance)

CAUTION: Shameless Self Promotion Alert!   As a bonus, anyone who shares the contest on their Facebook wall will have their name entered a second time.

On Sunday, March 18th I will deploy my very sophisticated random drawing system (your name on a piece of paper, placed in a box, my daughter picking a piece of paper) and announce the lucky winner. The winner will be announced on the Jeff Sinon Photography fan page, on the Jeff Sinon Photography blog, and be contacted via Facebook message as well.

*The print will NOT have the watermark on it.*