Gloomy Lake

The weather is kinda crummy today but in the interest of the photo-a-day thing and avoiding crowds at supermarkets I found myself taking the back roads through Salem, NH and I stopped at Canobie Lake and snapped a couple pics. They suck, but so what?

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Ducks!
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The question now is, are we going back to Vermont again? Bellana and her roommates were in Massachusetts yesterday and they stopped at the house for a quick hello. We think one of them left their coat here because there is a coat in the dining room that doesn’t belong to either of us. It’s cold out today so we may be bringing it back to whichever roommate left it. No clear plans yet, but we’ll see.

A Few Foliage Pics

Here are a few pics from our drive up to the mountains today.

This spot is a scenic pull off on Bear Notch Road.

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These are from a pull off near Crawford Notch, as clearly denoted by the sign.

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Here are a bunch from the Willey House in Crawford Notch.

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The polarizing filter in action, first:

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Second:

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Shutter at 1/80th of a second:

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Shutter at 0.8 seconds:

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A few from outside the Mount Washington Hotel.

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My favorite stop of the day, The Balsams Resort in Dixville Notch.

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I should probably crop out the street sign.

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Leaf Peeping

I guess we will go leaf peeping today.

Lots of pictures, most look like trash, but one or two might be okay.

I have my D90, my Coolpix, and my iPhone. I dropped the Coolpix but I think it’s okay. I’m leaning toward my iPhone for random rest stop/gas station stuff. The leaf peeping is all D90 though.

Isn’t this fascinating?

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After a discussion at work about rivers drying up due to the drought, I paid a visit to The Mighty Spicket River in Salem, NH today. It seems a little better than the last time I checked on it, but still super, crazy low.

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I put the kit lens that came with my D90 when I bought it in January of 2010 back onto the camera for the first time in years. Of the three lenses I own it is by far the worst, but I figured if I was going to go camera nuts I might as well go nuts with all the toys I own.

Groovy.

Stretching My Legs

Welcome to New Hampshire. I just crossed the state line coming out of Vermont. I still have about 100 miles to go but I pulled over to give my legs a good stretching. I’m in a Walgreens parking lot and the store is closed. That didn’t compute for me until I looked at my watch and saw it was 9:10pm. Oh, yeah. Closing time.

Okay, time to get back on the road. I need to get home with enough time to do my 30 minutes of walkies. Yikes!