Many people come into the gallery these days and ask about New Hampshire’s fall foliage. Although it’s a little early to catch peak color, the leaves are starting to turn here around Lake Winnipesaukee. (Check out this foliage tracker for more details!)
Photographer John Geery has brought in new work just in time for the bright colors. Geery originally photographed the dramatic landscapes of Utah and the western United States. He returned to New England and soon fell in love with the quieter scenes and changing seasons. He currently lives in Vermont, and captures barns, wooden bridges, hay fields, and quiet country roads in his vibrant photographs.
In an interview with John, I asked him if he waited for prime leaf season or “peak season” to go out and capture the foliage. He explained that peak season moves southward, down the state, throughout the fall season. In September, he may travel to northern Vermont to get the brightest photos, but in late October the most dazzling leaves can be found in southern New Hampshire. He said peak season can last a long time if you move with the colors!
But even if the foliage is at its brightest and best, John explained that “it’s really about the lighting”. The shorter days and longer nights create the kind of lighting that photographers seek out. John looks for photographic opportunities after storms, when the air becomes crisp and clear. He also ventures out when other people are “sleeping or eating” as he puts it. Early morning and around dinner time can have the most beautiful lighting.
We have a fresh inventory of John Geery’s work, so this is a wonderful opportunity to stop in and view this artists’ vibrant fall photography. Read more about him on his artist page.