Ice, Wood and Water

Deep, cold pool

A few weeks ago I did a short hike near my house in New Hampshire.  The trail follows Purgatory Brook and goes by all three waterfalls, but I only stopped at the first.  It was relatively warm day, but the path was icy in spots.  For the most part, though it was a great hike.

One special thing about the hike was that I brought my camera and the new lens.  The bad thing is that I had forgotten to change the battery so it continued to flash at me that I was losing power.  I still took a few pictures, most of the ice covered waterfall, Lower Purgatory Falls.

Here is a photo from my phone that I took in November.  You can see the offshoot of the falls going off to the right.

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Now look at this one.  Notice the hole in the ice with the water rushing through?

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Here is a closeup of that hole.

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I experimented and took some pictures with a very fast shutter speed to stop every water droplet and longer shutter speeds to get the blurred water effect.  A sample (which includes the above) is given below, with a couple of more tranquil shots.  As always, click on a photo to enlarge it to see the details.  From there you can scroll through them.

I hope you enjoyed this little bit of water, woods and ice from New Hampshire!

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29 thoughts on “Ice, Wood and Water

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  2. Joanne Sisco

    There is just something very special about waterfalls – big or small – that always requires one more photo … regardless of how many we’ve already taken :)
    I liked the comparison of unfrozen falls to frozen falls. These ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos are always interesting.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Waterfalls are one of the few natural things that change right before your eyes. And when you change position they look totally different. yes, I’m justifying why I always take so many pictures ;) I love being digital and having that option! (Remember the days of 12 or 24 pictures and then you’re done?)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks! There are a few small but beautiful falls close to me and it used to amaze me how few people visited them. But then I didn’t see them for a few years, so I guess I understand…

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      New Hampshire is a beautiful state. The area where I am is much more gentle than where the AMT goes through Winter hiking is fun, though most years you need snow shoes (which I don’t have) or x-country skis (which I do) to get very far.

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                  1. trentpmcd Post author

                    Autumn in my favorite. Spring is also nice, though in NH not as nice as in other places. I don’t know if I could survive a summer in Jamaica….

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