Been There, Done That.
Now do it differently.
The world is full of iconic locations that have been photographed extensively, Mount Chocorua in New Hampshire, especially as seen from this bridge, is one of them.
The challenge for me was to come away with an image that wasn’t a cookie-cutter copy of many of the other images, including many of my own, taken at this scenic, very recognizable, and oh so often photographed place.
To do this required seeing differently.
How could I capture the essence of this beautiful view, ensureing the recognizability of one of New Hampshire’s most iconic scenic vistas? Composition, choice of aperture and focus point, thus affecting the depth of field and final image, were all questions I had to answer prior to pressing the shutter.
With this image I believe I’ve captured one of the most recognizable and most often photographed mountains in New Hampshire in unique way. Has a similar photo been made? I have no doubt there has. As the saying goes, “there’s nothing new in art.” My goal was not to reinvent the wheel, my goal was to see the mountain in a way I had never seen it before.
See the mountain, then, see it differently.
Below is are several ways I’ve seen the mountain in the past.