Falls in the Foliage
On our recent fall foliage tour through northern New England we stopped at Glen Ellis falls in Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire. One of my favorite photo opps is the beautiful mix of water and New England fall foliage. Glen Ellis falls provides some interesting contrasts. Glen Ellis falls is on the Ellis river just south of the Pinkham Notch AMC (Appalachian Mountain Club) visitor center. There is easy access from highway 16.
View from top of the falls as the water drops 65 feet to the pool below:
The best vantage point is below the falls in the water photographing upstream. Here one gets a full view of the falls with the foliage in the background. A polarizer can help slow down the shutter speed to about .5 to 1.5 sec to get that dreamy, creamy water flow effect.
Click the video to view and hear the falls in action:
Positioning the tripod, camera and photographer was a precarious balancing act:
Red leaves of the sugar maple can be a challenge to find and photograph. The reds tend to peak early and fall off before the other trees reach their peak. We did find a few in the North Conway area where the colors were reaching their peak.