John Hadden Photography

Photography of the Natural World


October 2016


Colorful leaves swirl in a small pool

A long shutter exposure yields colorful results as leaves swirl slowly in a small pool near the Camel’s Hump Nordic Ski Center.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 9-18mm lens @ 16mm, ISO 100, f/16, 8″ exposure.


Layers of reflection in the still waters of Fargo Brook

Fargo Brook is about as low as I’ve ever seen it in the 30 years we’ve lived here—down to a wee trickle in places but managing to flow. The still water in side pools allows for some interesting “diving” into layers of water, leaves, and reflections.

Camel’s Hump finery

Camel’s Hump perches atop fall foliage finery

Fall foliage is at peak right now around Camel’s Hump. This view from Bald Hill takes in a broad expanse of the mountain’s western slope and ridgeline including Wind Gap on the right.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 9-18mm lens @ 9mm, circular polarzing filter, ISO 400, f/11, 1/125″ exposure.


Looking southeast from the summit of Poke-o-Moonshine

Fall foliage is approaching peak color in parts of the Adirondacks. The view from the top of Poke-o-Moonshine was stunning the other day. Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains are visible along the horizon in this view to the southeast.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 9-18mm lens @ 9mm, circular polarizing filter, ISO 800, f/16, 1/160″ exposure.

Jerusalem artichoke

Jerusalem artichoke blooming against fall colors

The fall foliage is creeping towards peak here in Huntington. The colors make a fine backdrop for blooming Jerusalem artichoke along the Main Road in Huntington Center.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 102mm, ISO 800, f/16, 1/80″ exposure.

Last blush

The white hydrangea by our back patio puts on its final blush of the season

The hydrangea by our back patio has sported bright white flowers through the summer. These flowers have been a magnet for pollenators of many species. Now, as we enter fall, the flowers take on their pink blush before drying to light tan.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, IOS 1600, f/14, 1/40″ exposure.

Velvet Foot mushrooms

Close in with velvet foot mushrooms on a elm stump by Fargo Brook

These velvet foot mushrooms caught my eye as I poked along Fargo Brook. They were growing on an elm stump right above the stream.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro, ISO 1600, f/8, 1/20″ exposure.

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