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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.