The Reward As Orange Fades To Blue.

Winter Light.

The view at 4,802′.


There are 48 peaks on the official list of New Hampshire summits with an elevation of over 4,000 feet. Mount Moosilauke is #10 on that list. “The Moose,” is also the western most peak to be included on the list, and one I had yet to climb.

My reward for the effort, a snowshoe hike on a gorgeous brilliant winter afternoon under a clear blue sky, was to watch the sun as it set over windswept mountains and a moonlit hike back to the car.

As orange,

Winter Sunset, Mount Moosilauke

fades to blue.

Capturing Sunset, Photographer On Mt. Moosilauke

Big, But How Big?

Just how grand is that landscape anyway?

Franconia Ridge From Mt. FlumeAre those mountains in the distance some of New Hampshire’s tallest, or just a few small hills? Without anything in the photo to provide a reference of scale it’s really hard to say for sure.

So what’s a photographer to do?

Simple, by incorporating something of a known size, like a person or a building into your photos you’re more easily able to give viewers a sense of scale in your image.

Fly Fishing At Sunset, Stonehouse Pond.

The fly fisherman standing in his canoe helps to give an idea of just how tall the granite cliffs along the shore of Stonehouse Pond are. (Can’t see him? Click on the image to see a larger version and look for the fisherman along the far shore towards the right side of the image).  

A lone hiker rests on his way to the summit of Mount Washington

Mt. Washington is the tallest peak in the northeast. Having my friend Glen, seen here taking a break on our way to the summit last July, gives an idea of just how big the mountain is. And how much farther we have to go before we reach the summit.

Washington And The Ravines Above Joe Dodge Lodge

Here’s another shot of New Hampshire’s Mount Washington, (the peak in the center of the frame), shown with the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Joe Dodge Lodge in the lower foreground. The lodge, the cars in the parking lot, as well as the roadway all provide scale to the mountains looming over them.

People and buildings aren’t the only thing to use to give a sense of scale. Anything of a commonly known size will work.

For more interpretations of this weeks Weekly Photo Challenge, click HERE.

Poetry and Pictures

White Mountain Poems

You’ve seen it mentioned here.
Now it’s ready and you can get your very own copy!

White Mountain Poems Cover

Featuring poems inspired by the White Mountains of New Hampshire written by local author Jeffrey Zygmont, and featuring images from myself(how about that cover shot!!) and three other of New Hampshire’s finest photographers.

Click HERE to order your copy for $19.95

Coming soon a link in the sidebar as well.

Hiking For A Cause 2015

Pledge Your Support And You Could Win A Signed Print!

Sunrise On The Boott Spur Trail

The day ~ July 18, 2015.

The place ~ Mount Washington, NH. Home of the Worlds Worst Weather!

The time ~ You have to ask? Of course I’ll be on the mountain long before sunrise so I can capture a shot like the one above from last years hike.

For the third year in a row I’ll be participating in Seek The Peak, a hike-a-thon fundraiser for the Mount Washington Observatory. The non profit MWOBS is a leading weather research facility located atop the highest peak in the Northeastern U.S.

Donate for a chance to win!

Tuckerman Ravine From Harvard Rock

For each $10USD donation you make HERE, you could win a signed 16″x24″ print of the image of your choice from the galleries on my website.

For those of you feeling particularly generous, or you just don’t want to leave anything to chance, the person making the largest donation automatically receives a signed 20″x30″ canvas gallery wrap*. Also of the image of their choice.

*(Sorry, the canvas is only available to residents of the US and Canada. A 20″x30″ print will be substituted should the largest donation come from someone outside the US or Canada).

Winners will also receive a copy of “White Mountain Poems” signed by the author, myself, and hopefully all of the other photographers who’s images are included in the book. (I’m still working on that part). Coffee and toast not included. ;-)White Mountain Poems

Please consider making your tax deductible donation today!


See you at the summit!

Seek The Peak 2014

Photography 101: Get Out And Explore.

Along with the first snow comes wanderlust.

Blue Hour In The Land Of Snow And Ice.

Along with seasons first big snow storm came a desire to head to the mountains. A call to get out and explore I would not resist.

The sky at sunset was rather plain, yet the pastels on the horizon as the blue hour set in made for a wonderful evening high in a winter wonderland of snow and rime ice.

(By the way, click on the image to view this 7 shot pano large. You’ll almost feel the cold as if you were there).

Photography 101: Triumph

Success is in the trying.

Whether or not you reach your destination,

Failure is never having taken the first step.

A lone hiker rests on his way to the summit of Mount Washington

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