Expansive mountain views in NH do not get much better, especially with a fresh coat of ice and snow to highlight the detail of trees, ravines, and alpine scrub. This view from Garfield Ridge encompasses Mount Washington (New England's highest peak) on the far left and Mounts Bond, Bondcliff, Carrigain, and Hancock in the Pemigewasset Wilderness as one pans right. Snow simplifies the chaos that is often encountered when photographing such wide angle views and allowed me to find compelling foreground elements in addition to the big peaks in the distance. Lower elevation snow rarely last very long, as the deciduous trees are unable to hold snow effectively with wind. The steel blue clouds provided just the right contrast to mountains.