This year’s autumn foliage workshop was lead by Jeff Sinon. Jeff is an avid hiker as well as a photographer and knew the area well. For each planned outing we had choices of where to go depending on weather, and how much hiking we wanted to do. The majority of us wanted to spend more time taking pictures and less time walking.
Saturday morning the weather cooperated and we went out for sunrise. When the alarm goes off at 0-dark-30 my body wants to sleep in, but my love of the morning light gets me out of bed. There is something magical about watching the sun emerge from behind the horizon, and illuminate the foliage as it makes its way down the side of the mountain.
We couldn’t totally get away from hiking. To get to the Crystal Cascades we had to hike a little ways up Tuckerman Ravine Trail, which will take you all the way up Mount Washington, if you want to hike that far. Crystal Cascades is 100 feet high and the highest waterfall we photographed on this workshop. The only drawback about this waterfall was that there was only one place you could view it from.
Sunday morning we got to sleep in a little due to cloud cover. During our breakfast discussion we decided it would be a waterfall shooting day. Our first stop was a place called “Lower Ammonoosuc Falls”. The nice thing about this area was it had something for everyone as you can see by the photo below. There was no shortage of creativity happening here.
Next we went to Rocky Gorge, which is a very good place for water and foliage. There is a bridge that spans the river, and is a good vantage point to take pictures of the gorge. The only problem was many, many leaf-peepers know this.
Sabbaday Falls was the most difficult to photograph. It is in two parts, and in the middle it take a 90 degree turn. There is no way to shoot the whole thing in one image. This is a picture of the upper part of the falls making that 90 degree turn.
This years Autumn workshop afforded all of us with ample opportunities to exercise the photographer’s eye. We were given plenty of time in each location and each location had a lot to offer.
Marjorie’s eye and heart created an image she named “Poetry.”