Vermont Foliage From Above

As I’m sure is the case with many photographers, fall in New England is my absolute favorite season.  Both for photography, and for just about everything else.  Cool, crisp air and beautiful foliage makes it an enjoyable time of year to be outside exploring. And Vermont is one of my favorite places to be during the season.  I spent two days in north central Vermont last week taking in as much of it as I possibly could, and came away with some images I’ll be sharing here on the blog.

Some online scouting resulted in the location for today’s image.  It’s a fantastic spot with unbelievable views of Cabot and the surrounding area.  The hike up is reasonably short, but is definitely a bit strenuous, climbing 300-400 feet in elevation over roughly half a mile.  Once at the top, however, the climb up becomes totally worthwhile.  To get this specific vantage point requires standing on a narrow rock ledge with a sheer vertical drop to the forest below, and is definitely not for anyone with a fear of heights.  I had hiked up hoping for a colorful sunset, but unfortunately the clouds were not present that evening.  With that said, the foliage below was stunning (and almost at peak), and the setting sun added some additional interest.  This will definitely be on my list to visit in the future whenever I get back to Vermont.


Happy Monday, and I hope everyone had a nice weekend.  Here in the northeast we had the classic summer combo of absolutely beautiful weather mixed in with some nasty storms.  This shot was taken right after some t-storms had passed just before the sun set.  I had to scramble to catch the last of the color, and found this spot not too far from my house.  By the time this long exposure was finished, the color was fading, and I was hopeful that I had managed to get something good.  Fortunately the 2 minute exposure really helped to bring out the colors in the sky and the reflection in the water.