Ramblings from the White Mountains



Zach and I just wrapped up a seven-day photography / camping trip to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. We took the new camper and I have to say it was a nice upgrade over our normal tenting. Having water and electric plus A/C (although we didn’t really need it) was perfect not to mention being able to setup our laptops and edit was a nice treat. WiFi was an issue but we just used the hotspot on our phones for a quick upload to Facebook.  We spent a lot of time roaming the White Mountains in exploration of photo opportunities which seem to be abundant. They are spread out, but so are many of the iconic areas, so this was nothing new to us. There were numerous waterfalls in the area and if you head down to the Lakes Region you’ll find countless lakes and reflections.

I have two complaints: One – they charge for all of the spots one wants to visit and two, we had a tough time finding overviews without hiking three or 4 miles (for the most part) straight up. Now, for a younger man (let’s just say a much better shape guy) this would not be an issue but for me it was certainly a challenge.

One of the highlights was visiting Mt Washington and the spectacular views it afforded. Now let me clarify that last statement, because once you arrive to the peak of the mountain a huge percentage of the time it is fogged in with little or no visibility. However, the journey up and down the mountain had breathtaking views.2016-7683-1

Here are a couple of sunrise images of Chocorua Lake. The opening image is using my Singh-Ray 10 stop Mor-Slow ND filter to push the exposure time allowing me to flatten out the lake and blur the movement in the clouds. The second image is just before the sun peaked the horizon using my Singh-Ray LB Color Combo Polarizer.


  • Nikon D810
  • Tamron Lens –24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC (Top Image – 52mm, Bottom Image – 35mm)
  • Gitzo GT3542xls tripod
  • Lexar CF Card
  • Nik Software
  • Exposure – (Image 1) – two minutes, (Image 2) – two seconds
  • Aperture – f/16
  • ISO – 64
  • Manual Mode

Best of Light,


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