Winter in Boston is a love/hate relationship for most folks, but it’s a photogenic happening that I really enjoy. There are so many nuances to the weather when storms arise and different locations really shine at different times, but this little nook within Boston Common is surely one of the good spots.
Sometimes interesting and powerful moments happen simply by being in the right place at the right time, and this was one of those instances. The rooftops of Boston are typically quiet and somewhat secret places amongst the chaos of below, but on this summer afternoon a couple had found a great spot within the city for a warm embrace that sums up a lot of thoughts about the magical juxtapositions that cities often carry with them.
There are a lot of spots on our beautiful planet that provide a great view of the sunset, but I will always say that Walden Pond is a local favorite. Known for it’s historic past with the writings of Thoreau, it’s a busy suburban Boston spot during the summer months but the best seasons to visit the location are really the autumn and winter months.
This October sunset had the perfect positioning for the warm glow setting below the cloud cover and the vibrant colors reflecting upon Walden’s waters. It’s a great spot that is worth checking out for anyone in the New England area.
While it may be a bit lesser known than the Northern areas of New England, the Western Massachusetts landscape is full of some of the most rugged and pristine natural forest areas of the Northeast region of the United States.
This location fits the title of a hidden gem deep within the rural forests of Savoy Massachusetts. Nestled beside the better known Tannery Falls, this scene captures the upper horsetail of Parker Brook Falls while lined with moss and the lively greenery of the summer months. The flow and the vibrance of the scene demonstrate the rugged landscape of the area in pristine form.
One of my favorite characteristics about the New England landscape is the degree of change that is reflected on the area as the different seasons come and go. The lush and alive vibrance of summer is what gives the cold and empty feelings of winter such stark contrast, and it really is a beautiful thing.
I came upon this layered scene of sunlight and forest life on a warm June afternoon and was struck by the complexity of the forest in front of me. From the floor to the treetops the growth and vibrance of summer was in full swing at this moment, and it’s a stunning time of year within the local landscape.
Crawford Notch includes some of the most rugged landscapes of New England, and they are easily some of the best photographic lands of the area. The Mount Washington area is known for it’s quickly changing and unpredictable weather, and even in the summertime it’s hard to tell exactly what the weather will bring or how quickly it might change.
I made this picture on a summer afternoon that included both rain and sunshine, and this moment captured the blending of both conditions as fog and storm clouds rolled through the valley while the sun broke through simultaneously and illuminated the green forests of the area.
Punchbowls are a rare formation for waterfalls and there are only a handful of them across the entire United States. We are lucky to have an awesome example here in New England at the top tier of Sabbaday Falls in the Southern tier of The White Mountains.
Making this picture took a lot of careful planning and execution to capture the falls on a summer afternoon with the right flow of water at the falls. It’s a picture that I am very proud of as it captures the energy and history of the location and makes me think of the thousands of years of water flow that have carved this formation into the sculpted granite rock that serves as the foundation for the beautiful spot.
The explosion of color that descends upon the New England landscape during the month of October makes for easily one of the most visually magical times of the year. The colors shine especially brightly within the rugged mountain areas of Crawford Notch, and I made this picture on a warm autumn evening when the clear and crisp mountain air allowed the tree colors to glisten like lanterns in the forest.
There are tranquil and incredible locations all throughout New Hampshires White Mountains region, and the Waterville Valley Cascades are no exception. Seen here on a warm summer afternoon, the rugged series of waterfalls meander through the rocky landscape with a sublime level of natural beauty.
This is the awesomeness of peak fall foliage in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. The season brings an explosion of color that is a delight to see and is in full swing during the magical month of October in New England.