A perfect day for my annual run up to New Hampshire to catch the Fall colors show. Last year I did the Kancamagus, ended up with a lot of fog... perfect clear skies this time around! First hit a few stops along the Kancamagus Highway for some views, then over to Artist's Bluff for a hike up the relatively small mountain for some spectacular views of Echo Lake. Then of course back down for a quick walk down by Echo Lake itself to cap off the day.
Thanks to a local city charity, admission to the Aquarium was free this month, so why not take in a visit? Nice ride in and out of Boston on a ferry made for a relaxing day trip. Nothing much ever changes at the Aquarium, but still an interesting visit. Did shooting around a little different this time with just using an 85mm prime.
After doing a mountain hike for the last trip, I figured it was time for a more relaxing one. Looking for new areas to explore, I happened upon this farm out in central MA that looked fairly interesting and it certainly didn't disappoint. A fully active farm complete with hiking trails and something of a nature reserve all rolled into one... couldn't go wrong! Beautiful day, lots of dragonflies around keeping the mosquitoes away and not too crowded. Well worth the trip.
The warm weather is finally back, so time to get out hiking! Haven't done Mt. Major in 3 years, so figured I'd see how much my fitness has improved over that time... was not disappointed. Took on the blue trail up for a pleasant hike and rock scramble to the summit. New bug spray worked a charm as I wasn't bit or bothered the whole way. Great views of the Lakes region from up top... some of the best in the area actually and for a quick mile and a half up, quite the "bang for the buck" so to speak.
Tardy... oh so very tardy on this entry. This shoot I did around the end of November, just never got around to updating the site. A mix of gearing up for the holiday and gaming were to blame. Ironically a part of the latter has me taking photos throughout a game world, so I have sorta kept up with shooting... at the least, it's sharpening my creative composition skills. I find myself stepping away from taking the average typical shots and going for more unique points of view... looking to maintain that mindset when I get back out shooting in the real world when the warmer weather kicks back in and I get out more again.
But anyway, last holiday season I decided to take in the zoolights display over at Stone Zoo. I knew going in it was going to be a lot less grand than the Tower Hill one I attended the year prior, but it was still a nice unique display. A good little walk and my last shoot to date before I went into winter hibernation (holiday shooting with family aside).