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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Island Pond VT

The Fall colors in Island Pond VT were spectacular this year (as were the colors in the entire NEK) I visited this area on two different days during my photography trip a few weeks ago.

This is the village of Island Pond with it's three church steeples proudly pointing upward. This was taken during mid to late afternoon on a sunny day.

Some road side colors that were taken on a rainy day.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Long Pond, Westmore VT

Continuing on with the pond and lake images from this Fall in are a few images taken at Long Pond in Westmore VT. Again, the colors were peak and beautiful.

This is a panorama made from a series of images that were stitched together in Lightroom.

One more image of the beautiful Fall colors and reflections at the pond.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Autumn At Crystal Lake in Barton VT

I recently posted a panorama image that I made at Crystal Lake on a perfect Autumn evening, just before sunset. Today's blog post will feature more images taken at Crystal Lake at various times this Fall.
These first two images were taken on Monday Oct third, on an overcast late morning, from the boat ramp at the South end of the lake along Rte 5.

The next few images were taken on Wed. Oct 5th, just before sunset. These were taken along Rte 5 at the North end of the lake on a perfectly calm evening.

Due to the calm wind and still water, the reflections were perfect that evening.

The railroad tracks which run along the lake make a nice forefront interest to these images.

On Saturday Oct 8th, I headed out before sunrise without a destination in mind. I figured I would follow my "gut feeling" as to where to stop to photograph either a sunrise, or the early morning light. As I was driving along Rte 5 at Crystal Lake, I could see a cloud cover to the NorthEast over the lake with a hint of a pink hue forming. My "gut" told me to pull over and set up the tripod at this spot. As I waited, the clouds were getting more dramatic, and were changing colors from the initial light pink, to a deep pink, purple, and orange. It was the most dramatic sky that I saw all week, and was happy to have been able to witness it and capture it with my camera.

This blog post is an example of why it's always a good idea to go back at different times of the day, and different seasons of the year, to photograph a specific location. No two days are ever the same, and it's always exciting to see what Mother Nature brings to you to photograph.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Lake Willoughby, Westmore VT

If you are a faithful follower here on the blog, then I'm sure you have seen photos taken at Lake Willoughby posted here in the past. If you are a newcomer to the blog.......Welcome!

Lake Willoughby is a beautiful glacial formed lake, and it is also the deepest lake in Vermont. It's a favorite of mine and I have shot it in every season. Last week I made a few visits to this lake. The first visit was on a dreary, on and off drizzly day. This was taken at the South end of the lake.

A few days later I went back for another visit. This time it was a beautiful blue sky day. This is a bit of a different perspective of the lake, taken from one of the side roads off Rte 5A which follows the lake shore from North to South (Or South to North depending on which direction you are traveling.)

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Marshfield Pond, Vermont

I went to photograph Marshfield Pond in Marshfield VT one early morning last week. This is a beautiful spot for early morning photography....especially on a foggy morning. I've never visited this spot before, and I knew that all of the elements were going to come together on this particular morning to make some special images. I left my house in Barton around 5:15 AM to arrive by sunrise. I typically have a very good sense of direction and very rarely get lost, but on this very foggy morning, I got a little disoriented and a little lost. Just a little......and I realized my error in little time, however this error delayed my arrival at the pond. I wanted to be there and set up before the sun rose, but ended up arriving about five minutes after sunrise.

As the sun and clouds were quickly moving, the lighting was changing just as quickly and dramatically.

This was probably my favorite spot that I photographed in VT this Fall. There are several other ponds which I visited, and they will be featured on upcoming blog posts. 

On another note, I took a day trip to the Kancamagus Highway in New Hampshire yesterday. It was a glorious day. Those images will also be appearing here on the blog. I'm happy to have so much material to share with you, as my opportunity to shoot the Fall foliage is coming to an abrupt end this week. More on that in a few days. Stay tuned and thank you for your visits to the blog. It means a lot to me.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Fall Foliage Along Railroad Tracks

I've been looking to make an image along railroad tracks lined with Fall foliage for the past several years. Each time I made an image, I wasn't happy enough with it to include in my portfolio. Either the colors of the foliage weren't right, or the lighting was creating harsh shadows and contrasts. This year I found pretty close to what I have been envisioning along the railroad tracks in Bloomfield VT.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Crystal Lake Barton VT

I've taken many photos along Crystal Lake in every season.....Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. In all of these times photographing, I have never seen such still water and perfect reflections. This was a perfect evening in every way!

This is a panorama made up of six images stitched together.