August 20, 2016

Sugar Hill Dawn

I got the chance to sneak away to the White Mountains this weekend. It’s just a long weekend, mostly filled with family stuff. Yesterday, for example, we paid a visit to Clark’s Trading Post, a mildly amusing tourist trap featuring ice cream eating, basketball playing, performing black bears, some rides and museums of antique autos and other americana. Oh, and it has a train that gets chased by “The Wolfman.” Don’t ask.

Anyway, I did get up and out before dawn on Thursday to photograph sunrise at Sugar Hill. Sugar Hill is the site of the annual Lupine Festival, held every spring. It boasts a spectacular view of the White Mountains’ Lafayette Mountain, Mt. Washington and the Presidential Range.

The cloud cover was pretty thick, but a sliver of color peeked through in time for me to get this shot. There were also some lovely pockets of fog dotting the valley that lent a nice mood.

Technical Details:
Camera: Olympus Pen-F (in high-res mode)
Lens: Olympus M Zuiko 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro
Focal Length: 56mm (112mm, FF)
Aperture: f/7.1
Shutter Speed: 2.5 sec

Bonus Image

We took our grandson Connor to Clark’s yesterday to see the bears, but he was more intrigued by “The Wolfman’s Hotel.”

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  1. I like both images Bob, I could not comment on your latest for whatever reason, no comment section. I think we all do the shiny object syndrome from time to time,