Flume Gorge Rapids, Franconia Notch, New Hampshire

 A few years ago, Jonna took a workshop from Celie Fago, an inspirational metal clay artist who teaches from her studio in Vermont (www.celiefago.com).  This workshop gave her an early look at bronze clay, a material she loves.  While we were in New England, we made a vacation of it and drove over to the Franconia Notch area of New Hampshire.  Those of us from “desert-on-the-edge-of-the-ocean” San Diego are in awe of the lushness of the White Mountain back-country.  Flume Gorge State Park is spectaular.  Miles of verdant forests, steep ravines, and amazing waterfalls.  This series of rapids is on the way to the main attraction, Flume Gorge and Avalanche Falls.

Photography by Steve Rossman

Our visit here took place during a downpour, and it didn’t matter.  We were dressed for inclement weather, there were very few visitors, and the rain made all things fresh and vibrant.

I’m most proud of this shot because it’s hand-held, in low light at a very slow shutter speed (1/10th of a second) which is what gives the water motion.  Shot with an old Nikon D90 and an equally-tired 55mm Nikkor lens.

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One Response to Flume Gorge Rapids, Franconia Notch, New Hampshire

  1. Judith Moore says:

    The photo makes me want to jump on the next plane to visit New Hampshire! I well understand your comment. I’m a native San Diegan and as a young Navy wife, lived in Newport, Rhode Island for a year while my husband attended the Naval War College. You certainly captured the essence of the visual beauty and wonders that nature has to offer. Thanks for sharing.

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