White Mountain Nat’l Forest
Near Berlin, NH
October 7, 2017 – Midday, overcast
Autumn of 2017 found us in New England again. The plan was to shoot primarily in Vermont, with highway 100 as a base course. However Mother Nature had other plans for us since the color show in Vermont was pretty much a dud. From what we saw, the leaves just kinda got spots on them, turned brown and fell to the ground.
After 3 days of searching for color in Northern Vermont we transferred our flag East, to Northern New Hampshire, to the area we photographed in 2015. The fall colors were fair but improving daily there, our timing was very good.
We settled in Gorham, NH as a base as we did in the past. It’s a quaint little New England town away from the ski scene, with reasonably priced hotels, although the restaurants leave a bit to be desired.
In 2015 we arrived after peak color. This time we re-visited the areas that were well past peak back then and found excellent fall color.
In fact, this view was found north of Berlin, NH in one of those areas that were well past on our last visit. As you can see, this roadside view was displaying a full spectrum of fall colors.
Shooting conditions were not ideal with rather high winds. But we realized that the wind was taking the leaves down so it was now, or not as good tomorrow.
I love the red and orange anchor trees here with everything else in supporting roles. I felt that this view was somewhat unique at the time, although I can’t say exactly why.
Don’t know the names of the trees, but I believe the red one is a sugar maple. Hey, they just look good to me – a bursting wall of color.
No filters were used, shot at ISO 800 due to wind.