Going Home. October 9, 2011Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
Tags: fall colors, Kankamagus Highway, NH, Swift River, White Mountains
So the rain never stopped, the pall never lifted, and I spent the better part of Sunday limping home with wrinkled finger tips, chillblained knuckles and two pair of soggy boots.
Along the way I kept pulling over for Yet Another Try, with a roll of paper towels tucked into my raincoat to keep my dripping hands from swamping my precious camera gear. As often as not I got the works in place only to see that the desired results were not to be forthcoming, packed it all back up and pulled back out into the home-bound traffic.
C’est la guerre, n’est ce pas?
But I did manage to get a few images. “Perseverance perseveres,” as I like to say. And here they are.
Along the Kankamagus Highway, the Swift river rages from days of rain:
Tributaries swell their banks, flushing tannic acid from the decomposing forest duff:
The colors were pretty good here:
And with the mountains still obscured by clouds, I got yet more river shots:
With everything I had with me saturated to the point of near-uselessness, I wandered up over Kankamagus Pass, stopping only to photograph this freshet erupting from a roadcut:
Then I packed it in and headed for home.