End of Summer In Franconia Notch

"The Basin" in Franconia Notch is formed by the headwaters of the Pemmigiwasett River

"The Basin" in Franconia Notch is formed by the headwaters of the Pemigiwasett River. This is a multiple exposure, each frame at a little more than one second.© Paul Mozell 2009

This weekend I returned to some favorite photographic and hiking haunts in Franconia Notch and found familiar themes and a few surprises, including earlier fall colors and a rugged volunteer trail crew. Continue reading

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Jennifer and Shawn

The Wedding Dance

The Wedding Dance © Paul Mozell 2009

The constant heavy rain on this wedding day made the outdoor ceremony impossible, as well as the seaside venue for the couple’s portraits. But everyone made the best of it and this couple’s joy was evident every time they danced that night.

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The Photographer Loves Trees

© Paul Mozell 2009

Old Hollow Oak Tree

Old Hollow Oak Tree

As a certified tree hugger I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve been photographing trees since I first held a camera. I think it was the free-form sculpture of the 1960’s and 70’s that I saw at New York City’s museums and galleries that taught me to admire trees for their shape and form. On this sultry, hot, nearly unbearable day in Massachusetts, when a walk of about two miles in the The Appleton Farms Grass Rides (Ipswich, MA) was the most I could muster, I made just one photograph.

With bright sun, strong shadows, and burn-out highlights on the oily leaves of the Continue reading

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Revealing The Covered Bridge: Pulling out the details of light and shadow

© Paul Mozell 2009

Why do we love covered bridges? Perhaps for the same reasons we love watching the ocean or a crackling fireplace. I’ve been over the Albany Covered Bridge which crosses the Swift River, slicing through the White Mountain National Forest, a hundred times. On this day, accompanied by my 7 year old assistant Molly Mozell, I took a few moments to plant my tripod on the ancient wooden timbers of this landmark, and took about 5 bracketed exposures of the interior of the span.

The Albany Covered Bridge over the Swift River

The Albany Covered Bridge over the Swift River

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Tri The Lake

Competitors in the first Burbank YMCA Tri-The-Lake Triathlon had to wade a long distance into Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield, MA, before they could safely swim. Racers who continued to walk in the water, while others swam, had a slight advantage.

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After the Storm

After the StormOften the best photographs appear to you when the weather conditions are discouraging. On this stormy spring afternoon I had a sense that the strong winds and very dark skies would break open to reveal some magic light conditions. Continue reading

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