Monarch

Monarch

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White Mountains, New Hampshire
After a restless night in the camper, the rain showers keeping me awake, I knew the shoot would be worth it. I grabbed my gear just upon daylight and hiked the banks of the gorgeous Swift River. It was early October, and the colors were peaking. Then I saw it–a forest giant, on the edge of the river, peaking in foliage. The wet leaves were so colorful, they looked like they had been painted. The dark evergreen backdrop really highlighted the oranges of this artwork. I prayed for the wind to stop as I shot this four second exposure. The rapids in the foreground added a special painterly feel to the shot–a mood I always strive for. I look at this shot and still hear the rapids. The smell of the autumn foliage stays with me forever.

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Monarch