Monthly Archives: March 2015

Monochrome Monday: Flume Gorge

Flume Gorge Portrait

Just off Franconia Notch in the White Mountains is the Flume Gorge. In the summer it is a major tourist attraction as people stroll the trails. It closes for winter but the parking area is plowed and you can walk in and around. I prefer it this time of year. I stopped twice yesterday and hiked into the gorge to see if there were any ice climbers to make photos of. I did not find any ice climbers, but my morning and afternoon shoots could not have been more different. This is from the morning, when there was very little light in the chasm. The light lent itself well to B&W and I like the detail of the person in the lower right to give some scale to the image.

When I returned in the afternoon, the light was totally different as sunlight down into the chasm. I processed that image in color and will present it tomorrow.

Mt. Washington Panorama

Mt Washington Hotel

This week’s WPC, ephemeral, got me thinking as I drove to the White Mountains today that it would be one of the last times I’ll be making snowy photos for a bit. Thus, I took a tour to go out on a high note. Over the next week, the results of today’s activities will be posted here.

This image came about because I recently read about Microsoft ICE, a free, downloadable application that can stitch together a series of photos to make a panorama. I’ve made images from this location before. It is Mount Washington and the Mount Washington Hotel as viewed from the hotel parking lot across the road. I put my camera on a tripod to keep the shots at the same level and made a series of four overlapping images. I then edited the exposure in the same fashion for each. ICE did the rest, pretty much…I had a few choices.

Somethin’ ’bout a Truck

Here are a few shots from the ice harvest a couple of months back. This classic Dodge pick-up truck was being used to haul blocks of ice up to the ice house.

For the musical tie in we are going country tonight. “Somethin’ ’bout a Truck” is a song recorded by Kip Moore.