I have spent many days here, and would go back in a heartbeat if I could... Not to live, but I definitely want to hike these falls again before I go.
A good friend I met in Iowa in 1983 took this trip with me. She was from Jersey (her youth) but our paths brought us together... and the friendship has survived the years. She is now in Seattle, which is not so far from me. We have been fortunate enough to see each other every couple of years. We also went to Asbury Park to visit her family, as well as a stop in Allentown, to see my sister. Actually, we started in Maine, to Scranton, to Allentown, to New Jersey. I left her at the Philly airport. I headed back to Maine to finish my shoot - and spend some time with my brother. (My family - sibs are spread all over the country - I am number 6 of 7... and I thank God everyday for all my brothers and sisters).
I will share a few more of my finals from the New Hampshire and Maine photos. I can't believe how much territory I covered. I believe I shot 20 rolls of 36 exposure slide film (Velvia for the saturation). I was fortunate enough to be able to get the film processed before getting on the plane to come home. I found a really nifty handheld viewer for slides. It was a whole $2.50... and I still use it instead of a light table and loupe. This is what it is... basic... but handy if the light is good.
It has been raining all morning - but as I look out my window, I see that the sun is coming out. I have a ton to do, so I can go soak up some of it. As I was posting these photos, I am reminded how many of my photo slides I have not scanned. I also realize that I do have a gift, and have not used it as productively as I should have. Posting them to share with others reminds me to continue to create. Truthfully, as I am typing this, I am remembering where the spark went, and doing what I can to shed it. A part of me just shutdown when my son went to Iraq. He came home safe and sound, but a full year of inner panic has a way of embedding itself. My new mission is to truly release it once and for all...
Have a great day!