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Spofford, New Hampshire, United States
Jeff Newcomer has been a physician practicing in New Hampshire and Vermont for over 30 years. Over that time, as a member of the Conservation Commission in his home of Chesterfield New Hampshire, he has used his photography to promote the protection and appreciation of the town's wild lands. In recent years he has been transitioning his focus from medicine to photography, writing and teaching. Jeff enjoys photographing throughout New England, but has concentrated on the Monadnock Region and southern Vermont and has had a long term artistic relationship with Mount Monadnock. He is a featured artist in a number of local galleries and his work is often seen in regional print, web publications and in business installations throughout the country. For years Jeff has published a calendar celebrating the beauty of The New England country-side in all seasons. All of the proceeds from his New England Reflections Calendar have gone to support the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at the Cheshire Medical Center. Jeff has a strong commitment to sharing his excitement about the special beauty of our region and publishes a weekly blog about photography in New England.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Foliage Therapy

One Window, Chesterfield NH

Autumn 2016, A Gallery for no Particular Reason

Window on Autumn
The election is over I can only pray that people we have elected start working together for all of us, seeing beyond meaningless difference in race, color, sex or place of origin, to our common humanity and aspirations.

With that one nonpartisan prayer, I can move on to a much more exciting topic.  I woke up the morning after the election seeking a way to move beyond the despair and tried to focus on the fact that I am privileged to live in a breathtakingly beautiful corner of our country.  It may never be as important than today to apply a little “landscape therapy”.   So I settled in to continue with work on my annual Autumn Celebration Blog.  

Stone Pond Chapel

Foliage Workshop
In the last few weeks I have posted many fall foliage images, most related to specific, autumn related events, chief among these have been the DeMar Marathon, my Intro to Photography photo shoots and my Fall Foliage Workshop.  Although not strictly an event, our trip to Maine’s isolated Monhegan Island was also a magical early autumn photographic bonanza.  I have more to show from these great photographic “excuses”, but autumn is a time to get out shooting for no particular reason and this is my chance to show some of my favorites from this year’s contextual orphans.  After all, this is autumn in New England and context seems entirely unnecessary.  


Golden Afternoon, Westmoreland NH

Through the Gorge, Chesterfield, NH

Given the vagaries of the summer weather, no one expected this year’s foliage to be so brilliant and long lasting, but it is this uncertainty that makes photography in New England such an adventure.  So, in rough non chronological order, and with minimal interruption, here are a sample of my treasures from this year’s explorations.  Enjoy and, for just a few minutes, try to forget.



Autumn's Edge, Chesterfield NH

Lost Wall, Chesterfield NH
Golden Passage, Chesterfield NH

Inn & Tavern
Classic Hancock, Hancock NH

Dairy View, Westmoreland NH

Belted Galloways, Westmoreland NH
Pasture Curve, Chesterfield NH

Autumn Asters, Spofford NH

Lake Outlet Foliage

Mixed Greens, Spofford NH

Soft September, Spofford NH
Two Stones Broad Brook, Guilford Vt

Oaken Framed, Spofford NH

November is only half over, and there is a lot more time for work on Autumn 2017.  The first snow of the season came and went quickly.  Stay tuned.

 Jeff Newcomer

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