Rugged Beauty

This is one of several images I captured along the Kancamagus highway in New Hampshire last week. The highway is 32 miles of untouched beauty with no services whatsoever,so you better be fueled up before getting on it. This shot required me to hike past everyone else that stays right at the bridge and go about a hundred yards down stream till I found this small pool of calm water that reflected the autumn color perfectly. I would love to see this spot in winter or with a heavy flow of water tumbling the boulders about. If you stopped and really looked at the boulders you could see some amazing colors,and a few were actually a purple color,which was really pretty. As a suggestion to others,try to eliminate the sky in shots like this because it can distract,rather than help often times. This was actually shot with a stronger telephoto to compress the scene.