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On October 20, 2012 I visited Keene’s Pumpkin Festival in Southern New Hampshire for the first time.  I got there at about 2:00 p.m. so that I could take some daylight photos, and I stayed until about 8:00 p.m. so I could also take some night photos.

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The Highlight of the Event was the large tower or pyramid stacked to the skies with hundreds and hundreds of pumpkins!

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The Pumpkin Festival in Keene is about 20 years old, and is a favorite activity once a year throughout New England.

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The crowds were friendly; the food was great; and the atmosphere was perfect as Halloween approached.  I hope to go again next year!

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Should you wish to view more of my Pumpkin Festival photos, please visit my facebook photography site at

http://www.facebook.com/mitchell.r.grosky.photography

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© Mitchell R. Grosky and Mitchell R. Grosky Photography Blog 2008-2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material including all photographs without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited.

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The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2010. That’s about 29 full 747s.

 

In 2010, there were 7 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 42 posts. There were 8 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 14mb.

The busiest day of the year was November 12th with 592 views. The most popular post that day was Arches National Park’s Double Arch.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were search.aol.com, en.wordpress.com, maggiescamera.wordpress.com, obama-scandal-exposed.co.cc, and mail.yahoo.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for boston skyline, arches national park, boston, little rock arkansas, and new hampshire.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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Arches National Park’s Double Arch October 2008
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2

Boston Skyline 2 January 2009
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Boston Skyline from the Charles February 2010
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4

Little Rock, Arkansas Sunset February 2009
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Cathedral Ledge in New Hampshire’s White Mountains November 2008
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Mt. Washington in New Hampshire's White Mountains

Mt. Washington in New Hampshire

Another photo from last weekend’s trip to Mt. Washington.  We planned to climb the mountain via the auto road and earn a “This Car Climbed Mt. Washington” bumper sticker, but–alas–the road was closed two weeks earlier because of snow near the summit.  Still, I got several nice shots just from the scenic outlook.   For non-New Englanders, Mt. Washington is the tallest mountain in the East.  As you can see, it’s the pride of New Hampshire (one of many).   (Nikon D200, f 9.0, iso 320, polarizing filter)

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Autumn in Keene, New Hampshire

Autumn in Keene, New Hampshire

I took this photo with my Nikon D70 a couple of years ago when my wife, son, and I went on a foliage trip from northern Massachusetts to New Hampshire, through Vermont, through a small part of NY state and back to Massachusetts along the Mohawk Trail.  We hit some absolutely magnificent foliage throughout our trip.  This is from Keene, New Hampshire, near the Keene Airport.  Please feel free to check out my flickr link (over on the right) for additional foliage shots.  (Nikon D70, f 5.6, 1/60)

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Cathedral Ledge in North Conway, New Hampshire

Cathedral Ledge in North Conway, New Hampshire

My son and I took a father-son 3-day weekend in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.  On the final day, we learned about this place, Cathedral Ledge.  It was absolutely gorgeous, and only a 200-yard hike after climbing 5-10 minutes with our car.

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