"October is the opal month of the year. It is the month of glory, of ripeness. It is the picture-month."
------------Henry Ward Beecher
Day seven was the final day of the week long trip. I only went out shooting for a few hours in the morning and then packed up and headed back home to MA.
It was a foggy morning. :-)
Continuing on with the VT Fall photos......this is day six. The fog this particular morning was the thickest fog of the week. We got up and out early to go to Peacham, which is one of the quaintest and scenic little villages in Vermont. There are two vantage points that are high up on the hillsides looking down on the village that we wanted to photograph from. The problem was the thick fog. You could barely see ten feet in front of you. :-) Here are a few shots taken in Peacham that morning. Although they aren't the views we were planning on photographing, they were pretty nonetheless.
You can see the thick fog at the end of this tree tunnel.
We only had a few clear nights to do any Milky Way photography during the week long foliage trip. The first night a few of us went to shoot the Milky Way over a church in Newark VT. I processed these images two different ways.
Day 5 of the Vermont trip was the morning I **REALLY** wanted to have some fog. Our first stop of the day was to photograph Marshfield Pond (aka Turtleneck Pond) in Marshfield VT. I photographed at this location one Fall morning a few years ago and got some of my all time favorite VT shots that morning. I knew we needed to arrive here early. Well before sunrise, so we left the house around 5:30 AM. This pond doesn't have much space for photographers to get the good shots. When we arrived on site, there were at least twenty plus photographers already lined up with their tripods in place. I may have made a mistake when I wrote in the e-book to arrive at this spot well before sunrise. :-) I know that at least one of the photographers there had the e-book because he recognized me and introduces himself. The e-book by the way is titled Photographing Vermont's Foliage: Where to Find the Iconic Shots. Volume 2 written by me good friend and fellow photographer Andy Richards and myself. The e-book is available on Amazon.com.
Here are a few shots from this location. We got about 30 seconds of a pink sky and reflection in the water as the sun rose, and quickly after that the clouds took over.
Day 4 of the VT NEK Fall foliage trip began the way every other day began. We had some thick morning fog. We again headed out around 7 AM, as once again we knew there weren't going to be any sunrise opportunities. This is sounding a bit like the movie "Groundhog Day", but we made the best with what we were handed from Mother Nature.
Our first stop of the day was along Darling Hill Road in East Burke. This road is a favorite of mine. Here is Burke Mountain, draped in fog.
Day three started out pretty much the same as days 1 and 2. Clouds and fog, but at least there was no rain. Again, we knew from the forecast that we weren't going to get a sunrise shoot. We headed out around 7:00 AM. We wanted to go to Jobs Pond, which was rained out the day before. We decided to go back to Bald Hill Pond, which was pretty socked in with the fog the day before, because it was on the way. Day three had some morning fog, but it wasn't as thick as it was on day two. The colors were so good at this pond, it really did deserve a second look.