Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Spring In New England
As the weather warms, the Northeast offers some of its most dramatic and colorful vistas
Hamilton Falls, Jamaica State Park, Green Mountains, Vermont
The Connecticut River Valley is New England’s largest watershed, and in its 400-plus miles, it flows through most of the region’s classic geographic features: moose-filled boreal forests, rugged mountains, fertile farmlands and sprawling coastal wetlands. In spring, water levels are usually high, but can fluctuate dramatically depending on snowmelt and rainfall. High water can make it challenging to access the river for photography, however, because for most of its length, the river’s banks are heavily forested. I found this location while exploring NH Route 10 in Plainfield. For about half of it's length, the Connecticut River forms the border between New Hampshire and Vermont, and there are good roads on both sides of the river worth exploring; in Vermont, try US 5 and VT 102; in New Hampshire, try US 3,NH 10 and
For this image, it was essential to use a tripod to get low to the ground; I mounted the ballhead directly on top of the tripod without a center column.Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, Canon EF 16-35mm ƒ/2.8, Lee three-stop graduated split neutral-density filter, Gitzo Mountaineer G1348 tripod, Kirk ballhead.
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