When Ed and I were taking the pictures of Mt Washington it was a quick, get it before the light goes off the mountain but in those very few minutes you have to decide what do you want to show. My post #2 was to show how impressive the light on the mountain could be. My thoughts on 2a are the first is to show just how far I away I was when I took the shot and still how impressive the light is. I was then looking at this image and thought — should I take out the snow in the foreground? What do you think? Leave it in or take it out? Let me know your reasoning — I would sincerely appreciate the input.
This is the grand daddy mountain of the Northeast Mt. Washington. Ed and I were driving by an observation point on our way thru North Conway, NH and couldn’t turn around fast enough. We did not want to miss the light on the mountain. The light disappeared in about 4 – 5 minutes as the large cloud cover moved in. I processed this 3 shot HDR using HDR Efex Pro.
Mount Washington is the highest peak in the Northeastern United States at 6,288 ft (1,917 m), famous for dangerously erratic weather. For 76 years, a weather observatory on the summit held the record for the highest wind gust directly measured at the Earth’s surface, 231 mph (372 km/h) (or 103 m/s), on the afternoon of April 12, 1934. It was known as Agiocochook, or “Home of the Great Spirit”, before European settlers arrived.
The mountain is located in the Presidential Range of the White Mountains, in the township of Sargent’s Purchase, Coos County, New Hampshire. While nearly the whole mountain is in the White Mountain National Forest, an area of 59 acres (0.24 km2) surrounding and including the summit is occupied by Mount Washington State Park.