Vermont is filled with scenes like this one. Trees turning color, fog in the morning, and an old dirt road leading somewhere interesting. I love to find spots like this while out exploring or on my way to a another location. On this particular morning, the fog was incredibly think in the low-lying areas of central Vermont, and many of the places I was hoping to shoot were blanketed with too much fog to create images. So instead, I spent the morning driving around with no agenda, other than to look for scenes just like this. This spot caught my eye while turning around on a small side street, and I set up a composition that would include the dirt road as a leading line through the image, while also getting in the trees and a bit of foggy background. A simple scene, but one that I really like.
Although I didn’t get in very much shooting this fall, I did manage to squeeze in a few brief trips around the local area to see what I could find. This particular marsh area is one I’ve driven by thousands of times, but never stopped to photograph it. Mainly because it’s on a very busy road, and I’m always going somewhere with no time to stop.
So I finally decided to head over a few weeks ago. I had to park at a restaurant and walk along the road to get to the spot I wanted, but it was certainly worth it. The colors were amazing, and there were a few birch tree trunks to provide a little contrast.
I’m once again ending this fall season as I’ve done virtually every year, telling myself… next fall I need to shoot more. 🙂
I’ve really been drawn to tree-lined paths and roads this fall, and have found myself seeking them out quite a bit. While I haven’t been able to make many images of them that I like, I was able to capture this one at Appleton Farms in Ipswich, MA. In addition to the tree-lined dirt road, I was also able to incorporate the welcome center house in the background framed by one of these beautiful trees.
Most of the leaves have fallen now, but overall it was a pretty nice fall season. I’m saving some colorful foliage images to post in the future on some of the cold and snowy days that unfortunately aren’t too far away.
Have a great weekend.
Clever title, huh? I thought I’d stick with the fall images for one more day with this shot I grabbed the other morning at a local farm. The fog really made the colors pop, and I decided to soften the image a little further with some adjustments in OnOne’s Perfect Effects to create a kinda ethereal effect. Hope you like it.
Have a great weekend.
Today’s image is another shot from my visit to Moss Glen Falls in Granville, VT earlier this month. I was so taken with the beauty of the falls and surrounding trees that I didn’t notice the swirling leaves in the water until I had the image on my computer. I would’ve loved to focus some shots just on this effect, but I guess it’s one more reason to make another trip back there next year.
Today’s image was taken along Route 100, which is one of the very well-known scenic routes through the state of Vermont. It’s a very popular route for leaf-peepers, but far less busy when you get there early in the morning as I did the other day. I fortunately only had to wait for a few cars to pass to get a clear shot of this winding section of road. Although the foliage was not quite at peak, the scene still screams autumn in Vermont. At least to me. I tried a B&W conversion as well, and am not sure which I prefer, so I decided to post both versions.
Have a great weekend.
Marblehead Light is a great destination for lighthouse devotees due to it’s beautiful setting on Marblehead Neck, and the fact that it’s the only cast iron skeleton lighthouse in New England. The views of the harbor and ocean attract visitors year round to watch sailboats go by or to catch a sunset. I’ve photographed this lighthouse several times in the past, but found this new composition the other night with the trees framing the lighthouse in the distance.
A few weeks ago we had our first taste of spring here in the northeast, and I made sure I was out enjoying it. This is part of a farm that I decided to visit for the first time, and I can already tell that I’m going to be back. I’m thinking that this tree lined road/path will look fantastic in the fall, and hopefully later this spring as well.
As much as I’ve enjoyed all the shooting I’ve done this winter at the mills, I’m very excited to get back outside for some landscape work. There’s no doubt that I’ll continue shooting the old mills, but it will be nice to have some other options in the warm weather as well.