Friday, June 29, 2007

Mount Washington Climb and Tour. One of the Highlights Of My Life

One of highlights of this past weekend and probably in my life was climbing (in a car) Mount Washington, NH. Donna knew one of the meteorologists working in the observatory, Jim Salge. He is finishing up 5 years of working, recording weather conditions on the mountain in all kinds of weather. Jim took us into the observatory, to the very top also showing us their living quarters.
What a thrill!!!
Thank you Pete for helping me with the slide show. Check out Pete's Place

You Never Know What You Are Going To Find When Looking Up!!!

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Donna and I were hiking a trail that had an incline at Prescott Farm Audubon Center, Laconia, NH, when she looked up and said now that would make a great image.

I took a couple of shots and worked on them yesterday. After printing the images, I would have to say they might become my favorites.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Profile Falls, Bristol, NH

This past weekend, we took our vistor Donna to Profile Falls to photograph. I will be sharing a few more images from one of greatest weekends. Finding my moose really added to our to weekend and spending time with Donna, her mom Kathy and stepdad Paul.

As I mentioned earlier I am learning how to photograph falls. I played with settings and mastered jumping rocks with my tripod and camera :).

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Yes I Finally Saw Moose (Three Moose)

My first image of a moose, is blurry but I am keeping.
Click on the link and you will see all three moose we spotted.
My First Moose Image Burry But I  Am Keeping

My First Moose Viewing

My VERY First Moose.
On the way to our friend's parent's home on Route 302, Donna spotted a young female moose on the side of the road. We had to back up the car about 15 ft to finally view my first moose!!!! A young female.

Moose 2.

On Saturday, shortly after receiving a cell call from my sister we spotted another moose. Judi's first grandson Douglas (Moose) was born 6 weeks early but is doing great and will be coming home next week. Driving to Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge on RT.16 towards Errol we spotted a bull. You could see his antlers were growing covered with a fuzzy velvet on theantlers.

Moose 3.

Returning to North Conway almost in the same area we spotted Moose 3, another male moose who appeared younger than moose #2. You could also see his antlers starting grow.

I have been searching for 5 years and in one weekend we saw THREE MOOSE.

I do have another goal I want to see an adult Bull Moose with a huge antlers in water and a female with her young.

Saturday, June 23, 2007


I am still away but will return home on Sunday....I finally took my dream pictures of a moose.  A young female was spotted on 302 heading to North Conway, NH.  My friend Donna, Miss Eagle Eyes spotted the moose!!!! We stopped and took pictures!!!!!

I knew someone day my moose would come.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Last few Images From VA

Jay, Rich, Bob and Rebecca

Rain Drops On the pond and Rich

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Sunday, June 17, 2007

Peaks Otter in Bedford County, VA Waterfalls

One of highlights of our shooting vacation in VA was learning how to shoot moving water and waterfalls. achieving the soft look of moving water. Greg's PhotoTrek's Tips and Tricks can better explain the how to.

I cannot wait to apply my learning to NH's waterfalls.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

A Few More Images Taken at Mabry Mill, Blue Ridge Parkway, VA

Old Building

Old Wagon

We found a few more photographic sites when visiting
Mabry Mill, on the Blue Ridge Parkway in VA.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Pauli's Window Dressing For Laconia's Motorcycle Week 07

NH goes all out during Motorcycle Week. Popular Pauli's Bakery and Restaurant in Tilton, NH, every year Northfield's Jim Lambert Folk Artist paints the restaurant's window. I look forward to see Jim's art work also during year on Pauli's window.

I had to share with you Jim's beautiful artwork.
Jim's work has been acknowledged by the Museum of American Folk Art and has appeared in Country Living, Early American Homes, Country Collectibles and NH Business magazine. He is a juried member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen.

If you are ever in the Tilton, area give Pauli's a try. They are know for their great breakfast, homemade baked products.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Blue Ridge Parkway, Series 3

I should have included this picture with yesterday's entry. This image explains why the parkway is called "Blue Ridge Parkway."

Mabry Mill

When I knew we were going to VA to visit Reb, the one place I was hoping to see and take images was Mabry Mill. I have seen Reb's pictures and Vicki's, frankly was a little nervous mine would not be as good as theirs.

Note: On the left column of my journal you will find links of other journals and my friends photo sites. Check out the links.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Blue Ridge Parkway Series Part 2

This image explains why the parkway is called "Blue Ridge Parkway."

Blue Ridge Parkway is know for it's beauty. You will find, old barns, spectacular scenic views, rolling hills, old farmsteads, camp sites, trails and historic structures.

Welcome to the Blue Ridge Parkway "It was the nation's first, and ultimately longest, rural parkway, connecting Shenandoah National Park in Virginia with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina."

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Blue Ridge Parkway Series Part 1

Stone Overpass

Barn With Red Roof

A Few More Barns

As you can see I took a bunch of images, more than I realized and more to come!!!! I had a wonderful time taking images with my friends :)

Monday, June 11, 2007

VA Cardinals

We were visiting at Rebecca's home VA and we spotted Cardinals looking out of her kitchen window, one of my favorite bird species.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Laconia, NH Motorcycle Week 97

Yesterday was the first day and drove up to take images, cars will no longer be allowed for the rest of the week.  Laconia Motorcycle Week

Locals will avoid the area but welcome the event, it is huge money maker for our tourist industry.

Virginia's Church On Dearborn Road, Campbell County, VA

Looking at the cemetery in the back of the church through the fence.

Sepia conversion

Exiting view from the cemetery

Rebecca, our host in VA took us for a ride around her local country side. I would suggest if you have never visited the state of VA be sure to place it on your want to travel list. The rolling roads, hillsides and country is beyond beautiful and photographers dream.

There is not a day that goes by, Reb will send a beautiful photo. Check out her site again :).
R Raybon Photography -- created with PhotoSite ....her images are for sale.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Virginia's Flowers

Bearded Tongue

Fire Pinks

Mountain Laurel Bush


Mountain Laurel

Unidentified ....if you know please email me :).

Thank you CmishVicki for identifying.  Honeysuckle.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

I Am Back From Virginia: Add Your Caption

Add your caption to this image :).

"Well carp, I can't get to the food, somebody better get the duck out of my way". There's my early attempt at a caption.

#2 Comment from

#1...these ducks are very good carp herders....
#2..."dive! make a run for it!"
#3,4..."oh no you don't....we mean business!!"
great pix.
#3 Comment from

(Did you miss me?)

My husband and I visited VA last, visiting with fellow photographers and friends. Our visit was a great learning event for me. I learned how to use the histogram plus my friends shared great tips. We had fun, plus great opportunity to meet up with online friends and visit a beautiful state.

This batch of images were taken at Bridgewater Plaza at the Haleford Bridge, in Moneta VA. There were so many carp, the ducks were actually walking on top of the fish in the water. To say they were well fed and huge is putting it mildly.

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