Photographs by Frank

20 October 2022

Late Foliage Season

Filed under: Autumn,Landscapes,Monadnock Region — Tags: , — Frank @ 11:10 PM

Foliage season is winding down here in southwestern New Hampshire… it has been a good one.

Autumn foliage is always tempting to photographer and I am no exception. This time of year the camera goes with me whenever I leave the house. I don’t always make photos, but when the light is right and the scene attractive, I pause to admire the beauty and make a few exposures.

NextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnail
Blaze of Red
Blaze of Red
Barn in Autumn
Barn in Autumn
Waterside Color
Waterside Color
Autumn Blueberry
Autumn Blueberry
Late Autumn Hillside
Late Autumn Hillside
North End of Gregg Lake in Autumn
North End of Gregg Lake in Autumn

These last two photographs are panoramas made by merging three frames in the computer. Displaying panoramas in the blog is always a bit wonky; right click on the images and open them it a new tab/window to see them best. (Printing them is tough too… they will easily print about three feet long.)

NextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnail
North End of Gregg Lake in Autumn (three frame pano)
North End of Gregg Lake in Autumn (three frame pano)
Crotched Mountain, Late Autumn (three frame pano)
Crotched Mountain, Late Autumn (three frame pano)

9 October 2022

Foliage / Edges

Filed under: Autumn,Landscapes — Tags: — Frank @ 3:00 PM

Yesterday, I attended a NH Society of Photographic Artists print sharing event in Concord. The meeting was ninety minutes long and the drive about 45 minutes each way. I left the house before seven in the morning and returned home just before five in the afternoon.

My “excuse”…The foliage is roughly peak and I meandered both to and from Concord!!!

NextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnail
Piscataquog River, New Boston, NH
Piscataquog River, New Boston, NH
Contoocook River, Henniker, NH #1
Contoocook River, Henniker, NH #1
Contoocook River, Henniker, NH #2
Contoocook River, Henniker, NH #2
Contoocook River, Henniker, NH #3
Contoocook River, Henniker, NH #3
Field Edge, Deering, NH
Field Edge, Deering, NH
East Cemetery, Deering, NH
East Cemetery, Deering, NH
Marsh Edge, Antrim, NH
Marsh Edge, Antrim, NH
Barn, Francestown, NH
Barn, Francestown, NH

8 October 2020

Thursday Foliage

Filed under: Autumn,Landscapes,Monadnock Region — Tags: , — Frank @ 11:32 PM

This afternoon I had to run an errand in Keene. The light and skies were perfect as I got to Hancock (around 5 PM) on the way home.

I had my camera with me and made a few photographs.

NextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnail
Jacquith Brook Wetland
Jacquith Brook Wetland
Field's Edge #1
Field's Edge #1
Field's Edge #2
Field's Edge #2
Barn & Foliage
Barn & Foliage
Field's Edge #3
Field's Edge #3
Pond's Edge Foliage
Pond's Edge Foliage
Wetland Margin Foliage
Wetland Margin Foliage

10 November 2018

Random Photos

Filed under: Landscapes,Monadnock Region — Tags: , — Frank @ 10:07 PM

I often carry a camera with me as I go about my day-to-day activities. Sometimes I even activate the shutter release!

These photos were all made in the month or so since we returned from our road trip. During yesterday’s rain, I remembered to take the memory card out of the camera and see what had accumulated.

NextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnail
Roadside Oddity #9
Roadside Oddity #9
Autumn Cascade
Autumn Cascade
Autumn Leaves
Autumn Leaves
October Skies
October Skies
Untitled
Untitled
Pumpkin
Pumpkin
Fungi
Fungi
Morning Light
Morning Light


 

24 October 2016

Diptych

Filed under: Autumn,Landscapes,Monadnock Region — Tags: — Frank @ 7:00 PM

I spent last Friday evening and Saturday morning/early afternoon making photos of people at the Antrim 2020 community planning event.

People are not my usual subjects – my father once commented that I was the only one he knows that goes on a six week vacation and comes back with nary a single photo of a person – and I won’t bore you with photos of people you don’t know.

On Saturday morning, after the rain had stopped, I slipped outside for a short break from ‘event photography’; this diptych is the result:

Diptych


 

19 October 2016

Autumn Foliage – 2016 (Redux)

Filed under: Autumn,Landscapes,Monadnock Region — Tags: , — Frank @ 11:00 AM

This year’s foliage season has been quite spectacular.

Last Thursday, we headed to camp to take the sailboat out of the water. While Joan scrubbed the summer’s accumulation off the bottom of the hull, I headed out in the kayak to photograph the lake shore. The first three photos are the result.

On Saturday, I headed out for a short drive. On the outbound leg, I headed up towards Hillsborough Center and then on to East Washington. I headed back towards home via Washington and Route 31. The Pierce Homestead is near the junction of Routes 31 and 9 in Hillsborough.

NextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnail
Lake Shore Foliage #1
Lake Shore Foliage #1
Lake Shore Foliage #2
Lake Shore Foliage #2
Lake Shore Foliage #3
Lake Shore Foliage #3
Maple
Maple
Craig Road Bridge in Autumn #1
Craig Road Bridge in Autumn #1
Pierce Homestead in Autumn #1
Pierce Homestead in Autumn #1
Pierce Homestead in Autumn #2
Pierce Homestead in Autumn #2
Maple and Sky
Maple and Sky
Craig Road Bridge in Autumn #2
Craig Road Bridge in Autumn #2
Wetland Margin in Autumn
Wetland Margin in Autumn
Autumn Foliage
Autumn Foliage

 

On Saturday, I photographed down by the bridge on Gregg Lake three times. The skies were cloudless, bright blue when I passed by in the morning. In the early afternoon there were scattered clouds and by late afternoon the skies were mostly cloudy. The early afternoon skies made for the most interesting photos; the last thee above and the four below.

NextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnail
Lake Shore in Autumn
Lake Shore in Autumn
Craig Road Bridge in Autumn
Craig Road Bridge in Autumn
North End of Gregg Lake in Autumn
North End of Gregg Lake in Autumn
Wetland Margin in Autumn
Wetland Margin in Autumn

 


 

9 October 2016

Foliage Season – 2016

Filed under: Autumn,Landscapes,Monadnock Region — Tags: , — Frank @ 6:00 PM

The autumn foliage is about peak here in the Monadnock region of New Hampshire.

Friday dawned crisp and clear. I spent a bit of time making some folilage photographs on my way back from running errands in Peterborough.

NextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnail
Rim of Fire (north end of Gregg Lake)
Rim of Fire (north end of Gregg Lake)
Craig Road Bridge in Autumn
Craig Road Bridge in Autumn
Maple in Full Autumn Display
Maple in Full Autumn Display
Maple Foliage (detail)
Maple Foliage (detail)

 

Saturday dawned cloudy and a bit warmer. Joan and I spent the morning and early afternoon doing the Wool Arts Tour.  In the late afternoon, while Joan visited the Monadnock Quilters Guild show, I spent an hour taking a walk at the Edward McDowell Lake in Peterborough. The rain held off until I was almost back to the car,

NextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnail
The View North from McDowell Lake in Autumn
The View North from McDowell Lake in Autumn
Wetland Foliage #1
Wetland Foliage #1
Lake Shore Foliage #1
Lake Shore Foliage #1
Wetland Foliage #2
Wetland Foliage #2
Lake Shore Foliage #2
Lake Shore Foliage #2
Wetland Foliage #3
Wetland Foliage #3


 

 

19 October 2015

Autumnal Abstracts 2015 — Redux

Filed under: Autumn,Landscapes,Monadnock Region — Tags: , , — Frank @ 1:30 PM

About two weeks ago, I made my first batch of Autumnal Abstracts for the 2015 season.

Since then, I have ventured out on a few more excursions in search of the ‘proper’ scenes from which to extract more abstractions.

All but the last photograph made using a long exposure (in the range of 6-12 seconds) and deliberate movement of the camera. The only ‘photoshopping’ done to these photos is the processing typically applied to raw files from the camera (i.e. levels adjustment, contrast, etc.).

Many of these are much more abstract than the previous photographs in this series, in that they do not really have any trace of their origin remaining. I would be interested in hearing folks reaction to these photographs.

NextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnail
Autumnal Abstract 2015 #1
Autumnal Abstract 2015 #1
Autumnal Abstract 2015 #2
Autumnal Abstract 2015 #2
Autumnal Abstract 2015 #3
Autumnal Abstract 2015 #3
Autumnal Abstract 2015 #4
Autumnal Abstract 2015 #4
Autumnal Abstract 2015 #5
Autumnal Abstract 2015 #5
Autumnal Abstract 2015 #6
Autumnal Abstract 2015 #6
Autumnal Abstract 2015 #7
Autumnal Abstract 2015 #7
Autumnal Abstract 2015 #8
Autumnal Abstract 2015 #8
Autumnal Abstract 2015 #9
Autumnal Abstract 2015 #9
Autumnal Abstract 2015 #10
Autumnal Abstract 2015 #10
Autumnal Abstract 2015 #11
Autumnal Abstract 2015 #11
Autumnal Abstract 2015 #12
Autumnal Abstract 2015 #12
Autumnal Abstract 2015 #13
Autumnal Abstract 2015 #13
Autumnal Abstract 2015 #14
Autumnal Abstract 2015 #14


 

First Snow

Filed under: Autumn,Landscapes,Monadnock Region — Tags: , , — Frank @ 1:00 PM

All of a sudden it is seemingly winter!

The foliage is definitely past peak and Saturday night we got about an inch of snow. Sunday dawned cold (the high for the day was 39 oF) and sunny. The sun made quick work of most of the snow. By the time we (Joan, her friend Sally, and I) headed out to hike the Bailey Brook loop in the early afternoon it was mostly gone.

However, during the couple of hours we were out, the clouds moved in and we experienced three or four periods of snow showers and flurries. The combination of colorful leaves on the ground and traces of fresh snow made for some interesting photography.

NextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnail
Season's First Snow #1
Season's First Snow #1
Season's First Snow #2
Season's First Snow #2
Season's First Snow #3
Season's First Snow #3
Season's First Snow #4
Season's First Snow #4
Season's First Snow #5
Season's First Snow #5
Season's First Snow #6
Season's First Snow #6
Season's First Snow #7
Season's First Snow #7
Bailey Brook Falls (detail)
Bailey Brook Falls (detail)


 

13 October 2015

Autumn Foliage — 2015

Filed under: Autumn — Tags: , , — Frank @ 2:00 PM

Last week, I took drives on three different days in search of autumn foliage to photograph. Finding the ideal combination of foliage and light (both quality and direction are important) is not trivial.

Last Wednesday (the 7th) the foliage in our ‘neighborhood’ was good, but not yet peak. Thus, I decided to head north. I meandered as far as Rumney, NH before turning around in the late afternoon. The weather was not completely cooperative but I made a few nice photos before the clouds moved in.

NextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnail
Autumn Wetland (Hillsborough, NH)
Autumn Wetland (Hillsborough, NH)
Farrar Marsh (Hillsborough, NH)
Farrar Marsh  (Hillsborough, NH)
Gile Pond (N. Sutton, NH) - 1:30 PM
Gile Pond (N. Sutton, NH) - 1:30 PM
Gile Pond (N. Sutton, NH) - 6:30 PM
Gile Pond (N. Sutton, NH) - 6:30 PM

 

Friday (the 9th) dawned foggy and rainy. I took the camera with me and after finishing my errands, I wandered the back roads on the way home looking for interesting photographs.

NextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnail
Wall of 'Fire' #1
Wall of 'Fire' #1
Contoocook River Bend in Autumn
Contoocook River Bend in Autumn
Bend in the Road in Autumn
Bend in the Road in Autumn
Autumn Wetland in the Rain
Autumn Wetland in the Rain

 

Saturday (the 10th), I took an indirect route (via South Newbury, Bradford and Washington) home after I finished photographing the meeting house in South Sutton.

NextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnail
Wetland in Autumn (Bradford, NH) #1
Wetland in Autumn (Bradford, NH) #1
Wetland in Autumn (Bradford, NH) #2
Wetland in Autumn (Bradford, NH) #2
Wetland in Autumn (Bradford, NH) #3
Wetland in Autumn (Bradford, NH) #3
Autumn Foliage (detail)
Autumn Foliage (detail)
Wetland in Autumn (Washington, NH)
Wetland in Autumn (Washington, NH)
Autumn Foliage (Half Moon Pond, Washington, NH)
Autumn Foliage (Half Moon Pond, Washington, NH)


 

Older Posts »

Powered by WordPress