"Once, aeons ago, the Appalachians were of a scale and majesty to rival the Himalayas - piercing, snow-peaked, pushing breathtakingly through the clouds to heights four miles or more. New Hampshire's Mount Washington is still an imposing presence, but the stony mass that rises from the New England woods today represent, at most, the stubby bottom one-third of what was ten million years ago."
- from "A Walk in the Woods" by Bill Bryson
Sunrise on Mount Washington
Nature's smoke bomb. We have all looked up at the clouds during sunrise and sunset to see their colors change to the most beautiful hues of pink and orange. But have you even imagined what if would be like to be inside that cloud, surrounded by color in all directions with the wind constantly changing its presence? I hadn't until the morning Carlene, Zeke and I ventured up the Mount Washington Auto Road at sunrise. At first it seemed a wash, surrounded by a violent fog that blocked our view. But as dawn approached, the sun filtered through all the thickest points of all the layers of the Earth's atmosphere to finally hit the cloud we were trapped in. We were illuminated and stunned as our world turned pink then orange, then pink again.
After the sun rose above the horizon, Carlene and Zeke changed into a more formal outfit and we went down the mountain to just below the clouds. There we could see the river valleys splayed out before us like Mother Nature's veins lit with perfection by the early morning light. This wind, sun, and clouds are also the subjects of the photos we took that day for their memorable engagement session.
The opportunity to do this epic engagement photography only comes three times a year which I hope to do exactly that. Please contact Cate right away to reserve your spot.