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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Blueberry Lake Waitsfield VT

I stayed in Waitsfield VT for a few nights this Fall. Blueberry Lake was located not far from where I was staying, so I made several trips to photograph at this location.

The first visit was a mid afternoon visit on an overcast day. I was happily surprised to see the still water and beautiful reflections as we approached the lake. But, unfortunately the wind kicked up and the reflections quickly disappeared. I was able to get one shot off before the reflections were gone.

Two days later, we went back to Blueberry Lake for sunrise. The lake was socked in with fog. I took a few photos as the fog was lifting....

There was frost on all of the grass and bushes:

That evening, we once again returned to the lake for sunset light....

Crescent moon in the sky:

It's a lovely lake and location!

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

A Cow Photobomb

This family portrait that I was shooting in Vermont was photobombed by another cow. How ruuuuuude! *smile*

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Jobs Pond and Bald Hill Pond VT

On my first day of my recent Vermont trip, I visited Jobs Pond in Westmore and Bald Hill Pond in Newark.
I believe I've photographed Jobs Pond in the Fall for the past 15 years. This year I decided to try something I put a 10 stop Neutral Density filter on my lens and took a 30 second exposure. This is the result:

Here is Bald Hill Pond in Newark. These were taken with the Tokina 11-16 mm wide angle lens. 

These were taken on September 30th. The foliage wasn't peak yet, but there was still some decent color.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Bragg Hill/Mount Ellen Waitsfield VT

I'm baaaack after a week in Vermont. I apologize for not writing any blog posts but I was on the go the entire time. I'll share with you one of my favorite photos I have taken so far this Fall. This was taken on Sunday morning, October 6. As the sun rose behind me, it lit up the clouds over Mount Ellen for a brief couple of minutes. I had a ten stop neutral density filter on my lens to help me create a long exposure to see the movement of the clouds. You will notice that the leaves on the forefront trees are showing motion blur from the wind. This is a 30 second exposure. Click on photo for a larger view.

The light was fleeting. I got three 30 second exposures done before the pink light was gone. It was magical while it lasted. These are the moments that I love what I do.