John Hadden Photography

Photography of the Natural World



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.


Oak leaves becoming encased in mineral deposits at Saratoga Springs

We spent the Thanksgiving weekend with family in Saratoga Springs. While exploring the State Park, I came across these oak leaved as they were slowly being coated and encased by mineral deposits flowing out of one of the springs.

Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 14-140m lens @ 61mm, ISO 400, f/5.2, 1/200″ exposure.

Frosty Anne

Queen Anne's lace sporting a touch of morning frost
Queen Anne’s lace sporting a touch of morning frost

A tightly packed Queen Anne’s lace seed head sports a mantle of frost in the early morning.

Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 30mm macro lens, ISO 400, f/2.8, 1/1300″ exposure.

Gold and copper

Gold and copper beech leaves against a blue sky
Gold and copper beech leaves against a blue sky

Beech trees are some of the late fall holdouts—keeping a tenacious grip on their leaves sometimes all the way through the winter. I love the way their leaves shift from green to gold to copper and then, sometimes, to ghostly bleached white in the wintertime.

Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 20mm lens, ISO 200, f/1.7, 1/6500″ exposure.


A carpet of bright fall leaves
A carpet of bright fall leaves

A walk in the woods this time of year is a very colorful experience!

Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 14mm, ISO 800, f/14, 1/30″ exposure.


A uniquely veined maple leaf...
A uniquely veined maple leaf…

We were walking in the woods behind the house yesterday afternoon when we came across some uniquely veined maple leaves on the snow-dusted forest floor. One tree in particular had an inkling to stand out…

Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 24mm, ISO 800, f/4.1 1/125″ exposure.

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