Today marks the summer solstice of 2013 and we celebrated the event by hiking the difficult Champney Falls Trail from the Kancamagus Highway to the falls. Right out of the parking lot you need to cross a substantial brook. This was interesting for me as I was taking my D800, four f2.8 lenses, a Gitzo carbon fiber tripod, and a BH-55 ball head. Even with my Gura Gear backpack it was quite a load. The round trip for the hike was 3.6 miles over a rock strewn, root-entangled trail. The elevation changes were fairly significant.
I took this shot from base of Champney Falls with the D800 and a 24-70 lens. To slow the shutter speed, I attached my Singh-Ray Vari-ND to the lens.
I also wanted to photograph Pitcher Falls which was to the left of this falls. It is a single-drop falls, but this late in the season only had a trickle of water making the drop.
Until next time...