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Wicked Dark
02-08-2011, 12:34 PM
in summer this place is crawling with tourists. Craw. Ling. I don't go anywhere near the place. In winter it gets its share of traffic, too, but these guys I can handle -

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5211/5428080157_88844a5365_z.jpg

Can I have just a little more peril?

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5180/5428643610_2d07f945e9_b.jpg

All I can say is No. Friggin'. Way.
Here's a view from the walkway not far from where that climber was,near the top of the gorge -

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5096/5428468510_0aacc11d21_b.jpg

On the bottom left is the snow covered river - the Pemigewasset, and to the right the equally snow covered walkway. NOT made for snowshoes, BTW. The river does still flow though and makes for some really pretty (if treacherous to photograph) ice formations -

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5054/5422378223_530f8db1d7_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5098/5422983476_38148bf351_z.jpg

I had to go off trail to catch this. The way the light plays on the trees and snow just speaks peace to me. Ice climbers gave me funny looks on their way in while I shot this. Yeah, they're fit judges of crazy, right.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5055/5428479910_c55043b025_b.jpg

There's a covered bridge at the entrance to the park that is photographed about 100 times a day.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5132/5421944059_af2dc41ca2_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5133/5425273838_6f4996de96_z.jpg

All in all it's a very pretty place, but you'll only get me there in winter.

Mad Aussie
02-08-2011, 02:50 PM
I like the 3rd, 5th and 6th shots. Great winter landscape.

Iguanasan
02-08-2011, 05:24 PM
Looks like a great place to visit. The ice climbing looks fun.

XPWizard
02-08-2011, 06:37 PM
Great shots. I really like 3 and the last two.

Bambi
02-08-2011, 07:00 PM
as said, great shots all of them. I really like the first one for showing the ice climbers and the gorge.

Wicked Dark
02-08-2011, 07:13 PM
Thanks guys. Climbers love this place in winter. Summer, not so much.

QuietOne
02-11-2011, 12:54 AM
I have to agree with your attitude towards crowds. I don't handle them very well. As for the climbers, I'm glad they're having fun. You couldn't pay me enough. I do like your photos of them and the ice formations.

Wicked Dark
02-11-2011, 07:59 AM
thanks QuietOne.

JAS_Photo
02-11-2011, 11:37 AM
Very nice set, Wicked D! The first 2 are really cool!

Wicked Dark
02-11-2011, 12:04 PM
Thanks. We didn't even think about ice climbers when we decided to go there, so they were a bonus.

aophoto
02-11-2011, 04:27 PM
Beautiful place, thanks for sharing.

Wicked Dark
02-11-2011, 08:54 PM
thanks much. It is rather magical in winter. Like freeze frame in a movie.

Donna
02-11-2011, 11:46 PM
Nice set! made a great photo story too!

I used to rock climb , but was never even temped to try climbing ice .... would rather take pictures of it :)

Michaelaw
02-12-2011, 01:53 AM
Nice set...I like the bridge:)

Richard
02-12-2011, 03:12 AM
Cool set, I think the people really bring scale to the images. love those ice formations.

Wicked Dark
02-12-2011, 07:57 AM
Thanks guys. Yeah, I'm glad shots of the gorge had people in it. and that the light was decent. at this time of year, the sun doesn't get high enough to shine down in the gorge, just on the edge of one side. The bridge is one of those iconic New England bridges. A friend of mine makes a hobby of photographing all the covered bridges in NH and maybe VT and other states. She's got some good shots.

Hillbillygirl
02-12-2011, 08:26 AM
Amazing set WD, love them all, but would have to say that #4, I love the motion captured here with that ice formation, and #7 with the tracks leading the eye into the photo to the bridge is beautifully done.

Wicked Dark
02-12-2011, 08:43 AM
thanks hbg. I'm kind of a nut for ice formations. check out this photo of me taking those - "I'm Such a Dork," says Kris | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/melissadilla/5426805492/)

Marko
02-12-2011, 09:09 AM
Lovely set WD! well done!