When Nature Provides Your Vision

Posted on by Kathie Fife

This summer I’ve had an amazing opportunity to explore some of the NH Audubon sanctuaries.

loon on willard pond

A loon swims around pickerel weed on Willard Pond, a NH Audubon Sanctuary.

This image is from an early morning paddle around Willard Pond.

My original vision for the day’s photo shoot was to create a soft image of the loon in a recognizable setting, with the rocks and mountain in the background. I was hoping for some warm soft morning light, but it turned out to be slightly overcast and contrasty. A short burst of strong wind had picked up and it was very choppy on the water. It made it challenging trying to focus on the loon while my kayak was bouncing against the whitecaps.

But, I was lucky to have all the elements come together in a perfect spot, with many thanks to the very curious loon that positioned itself perfectly within the frame.

It’s not every day that nature provides what you envision. 

Willard Pond panoramic

A panoramic view of Willard Pond and Bald Mountain. The area is a NH Audubon Sanctuary located in Antrim, NH.

These images, as well as other panoramic photographs of NH Audubon Sanctuaries I photographed this summer, will be on display at the NH Audubon McLane Center for the months of September and October 2014. 

The Opening Reception is Thursday, September 4th,  430-630.
84 Silk Farm Rd, McLane Center, NH Audubon – Concord, NH
Click here for directions

The reception is free, with light refreshments and visitors whom attend will receive a complimentary bookmark with an image of Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge.  All are welcome, and the art exhibit is open to the public during regular business hours.

Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge

Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge. Click image to view larger size.

All of the images in the art exhibit are available for purchase during the show.
30% of sales support the NH Audubon mission of “Protecting New Hampshire’s Natural Environment for Wildlife and for People.”

Click here to read the Press Release about the Art Exhibit (link coming soon).


As always, please be mindful and respectful to property and wildlife.

All content including images are copyright Kathie Fife Photography.  Please contact us for permission for use before downloading and or copying.  Thank you.

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