Red Maple Tree Silhouette

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The colors this year in Eastern Mass have been on the dull side I regret. But I know I can almost always find a winner in the nearby woods.

Red Maple tree - Andover, MA USA

Red Maple tree in Harold Parker State Forest, Andover, MA

White Mountains In Peak Color

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Columbus Day weekend means thousands of leaf-peepers invade The White Mountain National Forest, and I have avoided this weekend for years, until now. And, what a reward! I explored many familiar waterfalls, scenic vistas, and easy trails. Equipped with one Nikon body just two lenses, a pouch of filters, and my new secret weapon — a drone— I managed to avoid most of the traffic, get some good shots and met some nice people. Among those was a Brazilian photographer, and an attractive bridal couple getting their “formals” taken on the Tuckerman Ravine Trail.

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Mt. Chocorua above Lake Chocorua is the most-climbed peak in the White Mountain National Forest. I’ve enjoyed its fall colors, swam it many times, and once watched the start of a dog-sled race.

Mt. Chocorua and Lake Chocorua were frequent subjects of the 19th century White Mountain School of painters, but never from 400 feet in the air.. The peak at 3490 feet has a bare rocky summit giving it an alpine appearence.

Crystal Cascades are a few minutes hike up the Tuckerman Ravine Trail from the AMC Pinkham notch Camp

Autumn colors reflect the late afternoon sun in the Saco River

Birches and fall color in Pinkham Notch New Hampshire

Peak fall colors adorn the southern Presidential range of the White Mtn. Ntl Park. The saco River begins its journey to the Atlantic. Photo from elevation 400 ft.

Peak autumn color in Crawford Notch NH

Peak autumn color in Crawford Notch NH

The ‘fourth Iron bridge carries the Conway scenic Railway through Crawford Notch New Hampshire

Sunset on Highland Lake

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Above The Farm

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Verrill Farm
Aerial view of Verrill Farm, Concord, MA. Over 100 years of sustainable farming in a Boston suburb.

I’ve been shopping for superb, fresh, ripe, sustainably farmed produce at Verrill Farm in Concord, MA for over 20 years. Here is a late afternoon view from 200 feet.

River Reflections

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Spacecraft in Wakefield

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Concrete factory in Wakefield, MA disguised as a missile launcher.

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Harvard Square

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Here’s a view of moderately busy Harvard Square. Not the charming, rough edged place it once was, but still worth traversing. What is notable about this pic is that it was taken from the offices of Dewey, Cheatham, and Howe, a “law firm” that had a loose connection to Car Talk on NPR. On this sunny fall afternoon I ascended to the 3rd floor of the building and found the “law office” occupied by an Ophthalmologist, who offered me an eye exam. He was kind enough to permit me to photograph the street below through his window.

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Ghost Train Makes A Stop

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I have long been fascinated with nighttime and lights. This sort of composition would have posed a serious challenge in film days. What you see here is a blend of two photographs in Photoshop.

Autumn in Bridgton, Maine

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This weekend I focused on photographing the subtler colors of the fall.

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Stevens Brook in Pondicherry Park, Bridgton, Maine
Stevens Brook in Pondicherry Park, Bridgton, Maine
Beech leaves in autumn color.
Beech leaves in autumn color.
Mushrooms adorn a rotting tree stump, Bridgton, Maine
Mushrooms adorn a rotting tree stump, Bridgton, Maine
Weathered barn with windows and flowers, Bridgton, Maine
Weathered barn with windows and flowers, Bridgton, Maine
Subtle colors of autumn during "peak foliage" time in Bridgton, Maine.
Subtle colors of autumn during "peak foliage" time in Bridgton, Maine.
Subtle colors of autumn during "peak foliage" time in Bridgton, Maine.
Subtle colors of autumn during "peak foliage" time in Bridgton, Maine.

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Year-round photos at Ipswich River

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Yesterday my daughter and I took a short hike in The Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary where we visit year-round. I was first introduced to this 2000 + acre mix of forest and wetland in the early 1980’s while working  on photos for a book about country walks near Boston. Click image for full screen view

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