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David Howland Photo Newsletter - Issue #8

David Howland Photo Newsletter - Issue #8
By David Howland • Issue #8 • View online
The first thing you might notice is that I’ve rebranded my photography business from Frigid Light Photography to David Howland Photo. It’s a bit bittersweet for me as I still remember sitting on the bus my sophomore year in high school trying to come up with a cool name for my photography business. I came up with Frigid Light because it combined a description of photography (freezing light onto film or a sensor) and sounded like a cool outdoor adventure name. However, as I expand my business into more marketplaces and galleries (more on that below) I think the name recognition of my own name will help me grow more.

Blue Hour Grooming at Cannon Mountain
Blue Hour Grooming at Cannon Mountain
This is one of my favorite photographs that I’ve ever taken. I’ve always loved seeing the lights of grooming machines cruising around mountains at night. This winter, I’ve been trying to capture unique views of the White Mountains. That quest led me to this spot in Bethlehem, New Hampshire. I wasn’t sure if there would even be a clear viewpoint here, and the hike was more of a bushwhack at times, but the effort was worth it. I love the smooth blue light on the mountain and the contrast of the bright yellow lights of the groomers and snowmaking crews.
Winter at the Basin in Franconia Notch State Park
Winter at the Basin in Franconia Notch State Park
This photo is from a less unique spot in the White Mountains. The Basin waterfall is right on the side of the highway and is very popular. I stopped in the late afternoon on my way home and had the main falls to myself. The waterfall was almost completely choked with ice and snow and the water was crystal clear.
Sunset behind the dunes at Quivett Neck in Crowes Pasture Conservation Area
Sunset behind the dunes at Quivett Neck in Crowes Pasture Conservation Area
Back on the Cape, I took a hike through Crowes Pasture in Dennis. I love hiking here because in a short hike you see sand dunes on the ocean and a beautiful salt marsh. It’s also a great spot in the winter when the sun sets behind the bay like in this photo.
Late afternoon light on the summit of Mt Avalon in Crawford Notch State Park
Late afternoon light on the summit of Mt Avalon in Crawford Notch State Park
At the end of the month, I went on another night hike to climb Mt Willard and Mt Avalon in Crawford Notch. My plan was to quickly hike Mt Willard and then climb Mt Avalon for sunset. I was faster than planned and ended up spending more than an hour on the summit of Mt Avalon waiting for sunset. The actual sunset itself was lackluster but the late afternoon light of golden hour was beautiful.
Sunset and moonrise over the Presidential Range in the White Mountain National Forest
Sunset and moonrise over the Presidential Range in the White Mountain National Forest
New Gallery in Harwich Port
I’m excited to have my first physical gallery space at Reciprocity in Harwich Port. I have a varied selection of canvases available there and plan to rotate the selection throughout the summer. Reciprocity is also home to a fantastic collection of work by many other local artists and is worth a stop if you’re in Harwich Port.
2021 Public Land Support
Sunset at Long Point Lighthouse in the Cape Cod National Seashore
Sunset at Long Point Lighthouse in the Cape Cod National Seashore
Every three months I donate a portion of my print sales to these foundations to ensure that these National Parks and other public land can be protected and responsibly managed in the future. Few causes are as important to me as protecting wild spaces to keep them free from rampant commercial development, destructive resource extraction, and overuse and abuse.
For the first three months of 2021, I donated to Friends of Acadia, Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore, Yellowstone Forever, and the Grand Teton National Park Foundation. If you enjoy public lands, national parks, or the outdoors please look into the organizations that do the incredibly important work of protecting these places for the future and consider donating if you are able to. Donating to specific organizations keeps the money in the local parks and communities.
Up Next
Winter ended very rapidly here this year. After almost two months of below freezing temperatures and consistent snow, we have now had almost a month of the exact opposite. I got out for a few more winter trips before the big melt and I’m heading out tomorrow for my first waterfall trip of the spring. If you’d like more frequent content, you can follow me on Instagram and Twitter at @frigidlight.
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