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Waterfall Photography Workshop

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I had taken several workshops with Ian Murray through his Photography Workshops meetup group at http://www.meetup.com/Photoworks/. But I was really looking forward to this particular workshop. This was going to be an full day workshop in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire. We met up at 9:30am at the Dunkin Donuts on Route 112 in Lincoln, NH. I was 30 minutes early so I stopped by Lahouts Summit Shop first, browsed a bit and spoke with Chuck about ice climbing boots.
At Dunkin Donuts Ian handed out workshop notes and the 8 of us carpooled in 4 cars. The plan for the day was to start out at Dunkin Donuts, making our way up route 112, then onto routes 302, 16 and 3, southbound on I-93, and finally meet back up at Dunkin Donuts.
We started out east on 112 and our first stop was about 20 miles away, at Sabaday Falls. The parking lot was plowed but the trailhead wasn't. We decided to skip this falls and headed back out onto 112. We stopped in Albany at the trailhead of Rocky …

Remote Exposure by Alexandre Buisse

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Remote Exposure A Guide to Hiking & Climbing Photography by Alexandre Buisse ISBN 9781933952659
I've had a love affair with photography for as long as I can remember. When I didn't have my own camera, I'd envy other photographers' work. My very first camera was a Kodak Instamatic and I put it to good use for several years photographing my growing family. With my first 35mm I've taken endless rounds of photos and to this day, I still have many rolls of undeveloped film. With my first digital point and shoot I relished the ability to delete photos I didn't want, but longed for more versatility.  Now I have a DSLR and wide angle lens that I absolutely enjoy photographing with.  And part of the fun of photography is also learning whether by workshops or publications. Over the years I've purchased many  publications on photography but the one that I enjoy the most is recently released Remote Exposure by Alexandre Buisse.
I ordered this book back in October of 20…

Halibut Point State Park - Photos

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This was a scheduled workshop meetup with the North Shore Photography Lovers group but, I got lost and ended up at the parking lot 30 minutes late. The group had already left and since I was already there with my gear and lunch, I figured I'd just go ahead and shoot on my own. The parking lot is located on Gott Avenue, which I had no problem driving by the first time. I didn't expect the park to be in a residential area and I missed the 'brown sign'. I ended up back on Rt 128, so I stopped and did something I should've done from the get-go, check the GPS app on my iPhone.  Anyhow, the parking fee is $2 on the weekend and yes, there are park rangers to check and issue tickets on a Sunday if you don't have that day pass displayed on your car. From the parking lot there is a short trail to the Visitor's Center and right next to it, the Babson Farm Quarry. I took the self-guided trail along the edge of the quarry and was also able to climb down to water level a…

Mt. Chocorua - early Spring Hiking

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Mt. Chocorua
Elevation: 3,474ft
Trails: Liberty  Trail
Elevation Gain: 2,714ft
Distance: 7.8 miles roundtrip
Duration: 6 hrs
Difficulty:  Strenuous

Two words to describe this peak...."beautiful summit!" But then again I'm partial to slabby cliffs and ledges. On this hike, the pace along the Liberty Trail to the Jim Liberty cabin was a bit too fast for me and I welcomed the rest and snacks at the cabin. But I got my second wind climbing the remaining mile to the summit. There were a couple of ledges to walk across and slabs to scramble on up to the summit. Once on the summit, the wind picked up just a bit but the 360 view was spectacular! I had been reading others' Mt. Chocorua hike reviews and the exposed summit can get very windy. But on today's hike it wasn't so bad. The sun more than made up for that little bit of wind. I would love to hike this mountain in the late fall!
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