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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Vermont NEK Fall Foliage 2022

 Today's blog post is showcasing images from the first two days of this Fall's trip to Vermont. We arrived in the NEK of VT on Friday September 30th. The foliage was near peak and peak in some areas of the NEK. 

We left home around 5:15 in the morning. This was our first stop to photograph at one of my favorite places, Jobs Pond in Westmore VT. Click on the video to view:

That was a great start! Here is an intimate view of a rock and reflection in the pond.

The three church steeples in Island Pond reflecting in the water. I typically shoot this scene from the State Park across the water, but this year we did some further exploration of the area and found this location that gives a closer view.

The next two photos were taken at Bald Hill Pond in Newark

Just up the road from Bald Hill Pond is Newark Pond. The calm windless morning provided some perfect reflections here.

This red squirrel caught my eye as he was scurrying around the trees. 

My favorite farm in VT is my friend Adam's farm in Barton. I've posted so many photos from this location through the years and no matter when I visit, I always find new and different things to photograph. Adam invited us to go all the way up the hill of his Christmas tree farm. This was my first time viewing the property from this perspective. It's so beautiful.

Another different composition I made here. I've never photographed the sugar house and mailbox and I just love this country shot.

The gothic barn never disappoints. I've photographed it in every season. The tractor added a nice interest to this shot.

The sugarhouse overlooking the pond. I NEVER tire of this scene on this little piece of Heaven on Earth. 

Our last stop of the day was to Wheeler Pond in Barton. The peak colors were glorious!

 From here, we ended the day photographing and went to a friend's 3:00 wedding at the church in Barton followed up with a reception at The East Side in Newport. It was a beautiful wedding! 
The next blog post will feature photos taken on Sunday October 2nd. Stay tuned!

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Mount Mansfield Snow and Foliage

 Here we are in the second week of November and I haven't written one blog post from this Fall. I'm totally frustrated with Blogger. They stopped sending email notifications to my followers and I feel like it's pointless for me to post anymore because nobody sees the posts. I'm hoping SOMEBODY sees this post.

I spent two wonderful weeks photographing the Fall foliage in Vermont, from September 30 to October 13. The foliage was awesome and I was very happy to get many shots to add to my portfolio. I will start this first post with my favorite day of the two weeks. On October 8th I spent the day in the Cambridge/Underhill areas of Vermont. I've photographed this area on a few other occasions, but this year was different in a very good way. There was snow on the peak of Mount Mansfield......a photographers dream to have the seasons mingling like this.

I saw these two bicyclists coming up the road and waited for them to get to this location to add interest to the forefront of this barn scene.

Three Peaks........barn peak, peak Fall foliage, and the peak of Mount Mansfield.

I love this bucolic scene.

As you can see, I spent the majority of the day photographing Mount Mansfield. Some shots the peak was cloud covered, other shots there was barely a cloud above the peak. Some shots were taken in warmer late day light while others were taken during the midday light where I had to control the highlights and bring out the shadows in postproduction.

My friends and I stayed in the area and waited for the full "Hunters"moon to rise over Mount Mansfield. It was a perfectly clear sky, until about 25 minutes before the moon was to rise some clouds rolled in. I still was able to make a few photos I was happy with.

Many more blog posts to come from this Fall trip.

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Sunrise Hull MA

 Last weekend the smoke from the fires out in California traveled through the air stream all the way to New England. This caused some pretty colorful sunrises and sunsets. I headed to the beach to catch the sunrise on Sunday morning.

There is starting to be a definite Fall feel to the air here. It won't be long before Mother Nature puts on her big show.

Friday, September 9, 2022

Coastal Maine Labor Day Weekend

 ****Reminder***** Blogger is no longer sending email notifications when a new blog post goes up so please check here periodically for new blog posts. I'm sorry for the inconvenience.

We had a wonderful Labor Day weekend up in Maine. The weather was perfect. Sunny days with temps in the 70's and cool crisp nights with lows in the 40's and 50's. There was definitely a Fall feel in the air. This was a family trip, not a dedicated photography trip. Most of these photos are just "record" shots taken in the middle of the day with poor lighting conditions........but...........I did use my camera for some of these (others are from cell phone). It felt great to use my camera again. 

Nubble Light in York Maine Friday morning,

Me and Mr S:

Beach roses

Iconic Reds Eats in Wiscasset ME along Route 1. There's always a long line of patrons waiting to buy their famous lobster roll.

A touch of early Fall colors in Blue Hill Maine

Winter Harbor

Lobster cart vendor in Winter Harbor where we bought lobster rolls for lunch on Saturday. They were really good.

 Frenchman's Bay

Grindstone Neck in Winter Harbor
(My favorite shot of the weekend taken w my camera)

Birch Harbor

Late Saturday afternoon into late Saturday night we attended a Labor Day party at Mr S's cousin's house in Holden. It was a lot of fun. There were 8 different bands performing. The music, the food, the company, the atmosphere were all so good for the soul. 

Video of cousin Greg playing an original song

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Cousin Brian

I hope you also enjoyed your Labor Day weekend. I'm looking forward to this upcoming weekend and should have more photos to share here on the blog. Thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Just An Update

 Hello!!! I hope all is well in your world. I recently found out that Blogger no longer sends email notifications when a new blog is posted. This is extremely frustrating to me and I'm working with another friend/blogger trying to find a resolution to this. My friends blog is here. Please check it out.

Please visit her blog for some beautiful photography.

So, in the meantime, you will have to periodically come here to the blog to check for any recent posts. I'm so sorry for this inconvenience. 

I'm still  (semi) out of commission if you can believe that. I had surgery number two about two weeks ago and had the staples removed today. I'm fine but just have limited range of motion. Not ideal for a photographer but I'm working very hard in PT and hoping for the best. 

We attended a gorgeous wedding this weekend at The Barn At Bradstreet Farm in Rawley MA. This is a gorgeous venue and the weather was a perfect ten. 

This corner was begging to be photographed as the sun was setting. I had my IPhone w me.....recently got the 13Pro which I'm happy with.

A few other fun photos I took of my friends out back at the vineyard. I'm certainly not a portrait photographer, but we had a lot of fun.
One of my BFF'S, Nancy

Nancy and Tony

Another BFF, Mary and Paul

Don't typically post myself on the blog. This was taken by our good friend Tony.

It was so good to be out with friends and having fun after this Summer of recuperation. I'm really looking forward to this upcoming Labor Day Weekend. Stay tuned for some New England Photos! 

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Vermont Fall Foliage Memories

 I still haven't been out to shoot any new material, as I'm still recovering from surgery. I've been going through some of my older Fall Vermont photos. This time of year is always filled with anticipation of the upcoming foliage season, which is my favorite time of year for photography.

Here are some favorites taken way back in 2010!

It will be interesting to see how the drought conditions effect the foliage this year. I know that in past drought years, the foliage in Vermont has been very vibrant. I'm hoping it will be that way this year as well, however we never really know what Mother Nature has in store for us,

Thursday, July 21, 2022

It's Been A While

It's been quite a while since I've posted. I had surgery back in early June and I'm still recovering. I'm fine and will make a complete recovery, just takes time. 

I haven't been out with my camera since May but have taken a few snapshots with my phone. Nothing great, but here's a few phone shots......

I went out with "the reds" one day. Ryleigh was using my old Nikon D90 and she had a ball taking some pretty damn good photos! Here's my three precious reds. They're all growing way too fast. 

Here's a fun shot taken by Ryleigh. She noticed the reflections in the sunglasses (this girl has a great eye!)

A few other cell phone shots taken by me.

I hope you're doing well and staying cool in this extremely hot weather. Thanks for viewing and promise to have some new material to share here very soon. xxoo