The Road to Ragged Mountain

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    Ranked #1 at Explore for August 4, 2006
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    © Christopher Seufert Photography

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    I went to a funeral for my grandmother (she lived a nice, long life) and stopped to see my grandfather's old farm at Ragged Mountain in Wilmot, NH in July. It was hard with all the holiday weekend traffic to get an empty road shot and enough time to lie down (not recommended) in the road for the proper perspective. I shot one like this before but got too much foreground and I like that this is more balanced between foreground and back....

    It was great to spend some time looking at my grandfather's old stone walls and all the little creeks we used to swim in when we were kids and visiting him. This photo captures a bit of the excitement my sisters and I used to feel when Ragged Mountain loomed up and I was glad to see that after 25 years it affects me just the same.

    Somewhere in my brain this image had been etched, so it was satisfying to capture it.

    This image is also a bit of a personal metaphor for me about the journey I took getting up there, really brutal on 4th of July weekend, and taking time out from my everyday busy life. The road to Ragged Mountain is not always easy but it certainly is an adventure. The black flies were terrible, but hey, that's what it's about.

    Kim Siever, MIYUKI Kao, Red Zena, and 149 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Jan Egil Kristiansen 79 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Yellow line - gul midtstripe, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    2. janaju 77 months ago | reply

      nice view...

    3. Rodrigo_Soldon 77 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Wonderful photos for the world Pls post 1-comment 3_Contest Open, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    4. Tom & Molly Morgan 77 months ago | reply

      I live in Andover, New Hampshire. I'm pretty sure that is Mount Kearsarge in the background, not Ragged Mountain.

    5. max_wedge 76 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The Beauty of Roads, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    6. Mike Bite [deleted] 76 months ago | reply

      Hi Chris,

      First of all, these are some great pictures you put on Flickr!

      My name is Mike and I’m writing currently a blog about Lifestyle Design. For each new post I try to find a suitable photo which supports my idea.

      For my post: Before you start out, you have to know where you want to go, I found the photo ‘The Road to Ragged Mountain’, taken by you.

      I’ve seen that your photo stands under the Creative Commons License, that’s way I used it for the above mentioned blog post. I’ve given you full credit for the picture by mentioning your name and linking to your Flickr page at the end of post. I hope that’s alright with you? (When not hearing from you I assume you’re okay with it….. ;-D)

      Thank for that great picture! Wish you all the best. Take good care.

      Mike

      Blog Post Link:
      lifestyledesign.ch/brain_work/know_where_you_go_to/

    7. Esco Suave [deleted] 74 months ago | reply

      Beautiful photos, fantastic work I've look though a multitude of your work I have not replied to all of them but I have seem most of them, I would love to learn and acquire technical knowledge from you if you have time.

      I have three photos I would love your expertise on, if you can give some constructive feedback I would be thrilled thanks.

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      G. Suave

    8. theodordh 73 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Great stock shots, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    9. |S] [deleted] 71 months ago | reply

      hi great pic.
      Can I please use your photo for my website.
      Thanks in advance.

    10. z.mcclellan 68 months ago | reply

      great picture! added to favorites

    11. friskierisky 65 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Motor Vehicles, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    12. Crazy Camera Lady 64 months ago | reply

      Thank you for sharing !

    13. PredictorX 63 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Texture Gradient, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    14. Gord McKenna 60 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Right down the line, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    15. johnnyzer0 60 months ago | reply

      Woah!!! Awesome shot!!! Can see the effort it must have taken to get it whilst the road was empty! It was worth it though!

    16. mysglenn 36 months ago | reply

      Love this! The mountain looks a bit like Kiersage in the distance. We have an old farmhouse in Salisbury NH and immediately it was evident that I knew this place. It's funny that I grew up off of Cockle Cove Rd in South Chatham, and still spend summers there, and you always seem to capture photos of the impressions that are somewhere back in my brain.

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