White Mountains in New Hampshire
New Hampshire has been by far my least adventured and photographed state in New England by a large margin and I was excited to finally get an official photo trip organized there for mid-October. Back in July I started planning a long weekend up in the White Mountains with a group of photographer buddies from Connecticut that I’ve traveled with numerous times, including a long weekend up in Vermont this past February (go to Vermont adventure). Our first stop on the journey was 10 miles across the border in Wilton, New Hampshire to check out Garwin Falls. The short 1/4 mile trail down to the base of the main falls has a few spots where you can capture the scenic flowing river before getting to the main event. The main falls showcase an impressive 40 foot drop and multi tier cascades underneath a canvas of changing foliage. Was the perfect way to start off the photo adventure with the crew and set the tone for the awesome weekend of shooting. Getting up to the White Mountains area later in the afternoon we took our first drive down the famous Kancamangus Highway, a National Scenic Byway running 32 miles through the mountains from Lincoln to Conway. Was good to scout out the area and catch sunset from one of the roadside overlooks before heading to our cabin homebase for the night.
Woke up the next morning to amazing views of the mountains in the distance from our cabin’s deck and I made breakfast for the crew, bacon egg & cheeses with home fried potatoes from scratch. With our bellies full we headed out to begin the day of shooting on Route 302 toward’s Hart’s Location and pulled over at this cool old train bridge over the Sawyer River. Enjoyed shooting at this spot and capturing the leading lines of the train tracks with the vivid fall foliage surrounding the bridge and providing a colorful backdrop in the distance. We then continued on into Crawford Notch State Park, stopping at several spots including Willey Pond & Willey House Historical Site. Was such an enjoyable ride through this scenic