We just completed our annual Fall in New Hampshire workshop with a tremendous group of talented photographers. As usual, we are always impressed with the wide variety of excellent work produced from our group during the week. This was a particularly colorful fall with robust, colorful leaves and intense reds (which we don’t get every year). We had a wide variety of weather conditions, but are always hoping for a bald, blue sky day so that we can capture the incredible reflections on the Swift River, which we had for part of one morning! Sue and I stayed a day and a half after the workshop to do our own stuff and to drive the back roads scouting for next year. A couple of workshop clients, and our good friend, Maine photographer, Jack Kennealy, hung an extra day, also, and we had fun getting back to the reflection areas during one more sunny day. We also took the opportunity to photograph the great Mt. Washington Hotel.
Sue and I survived a few traumatic situations:
1. It was discovered that my Vari-N-Duo had a huge dent in the threads, rendering it unusable. No idea how that happened. Sent back to Bob Singh for repair and will be at our motel in Hulls Cove when we get there.
2. A wallet was left at the post office (recovered)
3. My shell was discovered to be NOT rain proof during a particularly wet walk into Diana’s Bath (new shell arrived yesterday)
4. As I bent down to pick up a tube of toothpaste, inadvertently knocked off of the shelf, my iPhone5 fell from my breast pocket….into the toilet. It was retrieved from the clean water in about 1/100 sec and immediately wrapped in a towel. Everything seemed to work well until I went to use the camera, which had heavy condensation….<sigh>….so, I thought that putting the phone in a plastic bag with silicon packs would absorb the moisture (hopefully), putting me back in business. No silicon packs were available from the local store, BUT, it was suggested that I use Uncle Ben’s (uncooked) rice. No joke. Seemed to make sense. After a day of rice immersion…..it worked! The lens cleared and all is well in iPhone5-land!
5. Sue cooked a muffin and it vanished. No idea where it went or what happened to it. No recollection on whether it was even consumed. I’m concerned!
We look forward to our Acadia workshop, visiting our friends in Bar Harbor, and biking the carriage trails during our protracted stay after the workshop!
The blog image was made using Singh Ray split grads: 3 stop reverse grad and 2 stop soft edge.
Here’s a small selection of images made from our particularly productive and colorful workshop based out of the Profile Deluxe Motel in Twin Mtn., NH
All images optimized using Nik Software products and Flypaper Textures.
Sue and I will be finalizing our 2013 workshop schedule while in Acadia and will be posted soon thereafter
Thanks for taking time to visit and please feel free to drop in a comment!
We’ll see you online from Acadia!