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Monday, August 27, 2018

Foggy morning photographs, Barton VT

One morning last week in Vermont we woke up to a thick layer of fog. I took a ride with my camera to look for some photo opportunities. I LOVE to photograph in the fog. Bad weather makes for some of the most dramatic photographs.

Barton Village draped in fog:


I've passed this stand of pine trees probably hundreds of times without giving them a second thought, but when I passed by them on this morning, I hit the brakes and stopped to make some photographs. I love the dramatic mood that the fog brings to these images.


The sun trying to burn through the fog. This was taken at a higher elevation, and the fog was extremely thick up there.




Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Summer Scenes In Vermont

I had a wonderful vacation last week up in Barton VT......my happy place. Here are a few landscape photographs that I took:

This is a farm along Rte 16 in Barton. We passed by this on our first day, and when I saw the sunflowers, I made a mental note to return here with my camera the following morning.



The next photos were taken during an early evening drive along one of my favorite roads in The Northeast Kingdom......Darling Hill Road which runs from East Burke to Lyndonville.



One afternoon on our way back from Montpelier, I stopped at Flagg Pond in Stannard to take a few pictures, seeing as though we were in the area. This is a remote beautiful little pond that I discovered a few years ago. It's not very well known and not often photographed by others, but I think it's a true gem, especially in the Fall where some of my favorite Fall images were taken.


One of my favorite things to do in Vermont is to explore the back roads and travel off the beaten path to look for photo opportunities. One morning last week I took off by myself and discovered this scene on one of the many dirt back roads. This was taken in Glover. This is more or less a record shot, as I am planning on returning here this Fall, as I feel this scene has some promise to make a decent Fall image. At least I hope so!


More photos from VT will be posted this week.






Monday, August 13, 2018

Boston's Seaport

I hope you enjoyed your weekend. I went into the Boston Seaport on Friday evening. It was a beautiful night to walk through the Fort Point Channel/Seaport district.

Abstract building reflections:




The blue hour light:



One of the final shots of the evening. This was with a higher ISO as it was getting pretty dark out.


It was a lovely evening with a beautiful breeze. This is such a beautiful area of Boston. There were many people out walking through the area enjoying the city. Boston is such a beautiful city and I feel lucky to live so close.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Tangerini's Spring Street Farm Sunflowers

I thought I was hot on Tuesday at the Patriots Training Camp in Foxboro. Well, the very next day I went to Tangerinis Farm in Millis MA to pick sunflowers with Miss J and the kids. Wow......it was brutally hot out in the sunny fields. We didn't last more than 10-15 minutes out there. I didn't take too many photos, but here are a couple that I took.



We were all happier in the shade having our lunch at the Farmers Porch, where all farm to table fresh delicious and nutritious food is served.





I hope to return here on another day that's not so hot with my camera if the sunflowers last for another week. I will be away all next week but hope to go back to this farm the week after my vacation. It's also a good excuse to go for a yummy lunch as well!




Wednesday, August 8, 2018

New England Patriots Training Camp 2018

It was a very very hot and muggy day here yesterday but the heat didn't stop me from visiting the Pat's Training Camp in Foxboro. Despite the heat, I had a really good time and seeing the guys has gotten me really excited for the start of the upcoming football season. (Please click photos to enlarge)

The GOAT:



Julian Edelman:


Brandon Bolden:


Jules:


Jules:


Coach Belichick:


Gronk:



The dynamic duo:


Twinkle toes?:


Eric Rowe vs Chris Hogan


Chris Hogan:


It was a fun time despite the heat.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Evening Views Along May Pond Rd Barton VT

May Pond has been featured here on the blog probably more times than any other place. It's one of my favorite places on the planet where I enjoy nature's beauty and always find a sense of peace and serenity. On my recent family trip to VT, I didn't have the time, or rather I didn't take the time, to do much landscape photography. However, one evening my grandson Stevie was overtired and could not be consoled and would not lay down to fall asleep. He was pretty much a hot mess! So I suggested to Miss J that we put him in his car seat and take a short drive to get him settled down and to sleep. My destination...........May Pond Road! 



Stevie fell asleep along the ride, and I took a few quick landscape shots along the way.
The distant mountain with the pointed ridge in this next shot is Jay Peak.


A little piece of Heaven on Earth!