Photography 101: Landscape

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.”
John Muir

Photography 101: Home.

New Hampshire Home.

I wasn’t born here, but once I arrived I knew I was never going to leave.

From the rocky coast to the snow capped summits in the White Mountains, New Hampshire is Home.

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Coming Soon…

To a book of poetry near you!

White Mountain Poems

I’m quite pleased to announce that the book “White Mountain Poems,” by New Hampshire author Jeffrey Zygmont, will be hitting the shelves very soon. Along with the photographs from three of New Hampshire’s most talented photographers, will be nine of my images, including the one you see on the cover.

Very exciting indeed!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Between

 

 

 

Panoramic photo of the Pemigewasset Wilderness

This past weekend a couple of friends and I made our first attempt at completing the infamous Pemi Loop. A circuitous hike through the Pemigewasset Wilderness in northern New Hampshire. Between us and the completion of what is considered one of the toughest hikes in the U.S., was 31.5 miles, 8 summits on the New Hampshire 4,000 footer list, and over 9,000 feet of elevation gain over some of the most grueling terrain New Hampshire has to offer.

By the time we reached camp on our second night, we had come to the realization that our goal of completing the Loop was not going to happen this time around. We decided to call it a night at the Garfield Ridge shelter and tent site, located at the approximate half way point on the Loop, and head out through the middle of the Wilderness in the morning. By completing only half the Loop we still managed over 25 miles of hiking.

Not a bad way to spend a weekend if you ask me.

Had we not stopped frequently to enjoy the scenery we probably could have done it, but what would be the point? Enjoying the spectacular views and the company of good friends, our party actually increased from 3 to 5 with the addition of a couple of great guys who happened to be staying at the Liberty Springs tent site the first night as well, is what made the effort more enjoyable.

We’ve all decided we’ll be back next year.

 

A Beautiful Landscape…

…With A Little Something Extra.

The view of the Presidential Range as seen from the Pondicherry National Wildlife Refuge is one of my favorites in New Hampshire.

Apparently I’m not the only one who thinks so..

Mallard On Cherry Pond

More “Extras” can be found HERE.

A Room With A View Revisited

Sitting high atop Stairs Mountain overlooking the vast White Mountains of New Hampshire.

 

One evening last fall I had the pleasure of staying in a most spectacular and spacious room.

A room like no other.

Its walls beautifully decorated in shades of evergreen and autumn gold, with well placed splashes of crimson.

The finishing touch, a border of distant mountains under a nearly cloudless blue sky.

The cost of this room, merely miles underfoot, the reward for a nights stay, immeasurable.

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For a look at some more equally wonderful rooms, click Here

Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top.

“Mountains are not Stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve,

they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion.”

~ Anatoli Boukreev