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:

 

Over the Top

Over the Top

 

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.

 

65 Feet Drop

65 Feet Drop

 

 

Glen Ellis Falls in the Foliage

Glen Ellis Falls in the Foliage

 

Click the video to view and hear the falls in action:

Positioning the tripod, camera and photographer was a precarious balancing act:

 

Rich on the Rocks - Image by Beth Seeley

Rich on the Rocks - Image by Beth Seeley

 

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.

 

Red in the Rain

Red in the Rain

 

~ by richardseeley on October 8, 2010.

3 Responses to “Falls in the Foliage”

  1. très belles photos. Nous aimons particulièrement “Over the top” Joli effet surnaturel avec les chutes.

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  2. Wonderful. Lots better foliage that we caught on our travels. Judith

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  3. Great photos Richard. You capture quite well the essence of fall color.
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