Vermont Village

Waits River, Vermont is one the quaint villages I was seeking when I visited the area earlier this fall.  It’s one of those locations that you need to know about in advance, however, as you risk driving right through it without noticing much more than the nice church as you pass by.  In order to get a good angle and composition that includes the various buildings, you need to turn down this narrow road to get the view back up towards the church.  Advanced research and scouting of the area was definitely key on this trip.

As I’ve mentioned in prior posts about this trip, I was really lucky to get these foggy mornings which when timed right, can provide beautiful light as the fog lifts.  When I first passed though the area before sunrise, I couldn’t see the church as I stood right in front of it.  But later that morning as the fog started to clear, I was treated to some beautiful, almost ethereal, light.  The fog was still obscuring most of the colorful foliage in the background, but for this particular image, I didn’t really care – I had the shot I wanted.


Monhegan Panorama

Today’s post is a panorama of the village on Monhegan Island in Maine.  I’ve posted several images from my trip there in the fall, including this one of a small section of the village.  I had originally wanted to post this pano instead, but was having some difficulty getting it stitched together properly without some distortion.  After reading an article this weekend on panoramas, I took another crack at it and was able to remove most of the distortion that had kept this image stuck in my library.  It’s composed of 9 separate vertically-oriented shots, and looks much better when you click on it for a larger view.


Every so often I come across a scene that just begs for a little tilt-shift action.  This was one of those scenes.  What you see is the majority of the small village on Monhegan Island in Maine.  The rest of the island consists mostly of houses, a few inns and restaurants, and a post office and church.  The large building to the right side of the image is the Island Inn, which I believe is the largest inn on the island.  Behind it lies the harbor and Manana Island.  The building with the red trim and pink sign is a store/cafe called Carina, which had the best crabmeat panini I’ve ever had.  Carina is one of the only places that stays open during the winter when the island’s population drops to less than 50 hearty souls.  Not sure I could handle a winter there, but I can’t wait to get back next summer.