A list of the last 10 sales in May of artwork and products from Fine Art Photographer and visual artist Edward M. Fielding, sold through our fulfillment partner Fine Art America and Pixels. Click on the links below to see what was purchased or click on the images below to customize your own order. The most popular images in Fielding’s portfolio of over 4,000 photographs and images can be found here: http://pixels.com/profiles/edward-fielding.html?tab=artworkgalleries&artworkgalleryid=240882
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Drone Video of the West Lebanon Train Roundhouse and more great train stuff around the area
The White River Junction and West Lebanon area saw a lot of train action in the past. Just behind the Lebanon Feed and Seed store there is an area which contains the ruins of an old roundhouse which unfortunately was abandoned and nearly completely destroyed by fire from wayward teenagers.
“The site served as a rail yard from 1847 until the 1970s. It was then vacant until the state of New Hampshire purchased the 19.1-acre property from Boston and Maine Railroad Company and “restored rail service in 2000 under an operating agreement with Claremont Concord Rail Company.”2 The northern acre, the parcel being considered for cleanup and revitalization, was first developed during the mid 1930s and early 1940s to be used as a bulk oil storage facility for Tidewater Oil Company, who leased the land from Boston and Maine Railroad Company. Concrete above ground storage tanks (ASTs), which were removed from the site in the 1970s, contained an unknown amount of an unknown oil type. Tidewater Oil Company shut down in the 1960s. Over the next 25 years, the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) removed all remaining concrete ASTs and off-site buildings before using it as a temporary roadwork equipment storage area.” https://preservationinpink.wordpress.com/2012/08/24/abandoned-new-hampshire-westboro-rail-yard/
Across the river in White River Junction you can still take scenic train rides via the Green Mountain tourist train as well as regular AMTRAK passenger service.
The White River Flyer is an excursion that runs along the scenic Connecticut River from White River Junction, VT to East Thetford, VT and back for a total trip duration of 2 hours, leaving WRJ at 12 and 2. Powering the train is Green Mountain Railway Company ALCO RS-1 405, which was built for the Rutland RR in November of 1951, making this locomotive 60 years old at the time of capture. Despite the dreary weather, there are a decent amount of fall colors along the trip on this Saturday afternoon, October 6, 2012. Because of the fall colors, the train has a lengthy consist of 6 cars. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV_sIfDnF7o
Further up the Connecticut River on the Vermont side along Route 5 to Barnet, Vermont is the The Passumpsic Railroad is located in Barnet, Vermont. The railroad has the only operable steam locomotive in Vermont. Their steam engine is a two-truck Heisler that ran on the Phoenix marble railroad. The Passumpsic Railroad is owned by Marvin Kendall and is located along route 5 south of St. Johnsbury.
The Connecticut and Passumpsic Rivers Railroad Company was first chartered in 1835, rechartered in 1843 and organized in Wells River in 1846. The plan was to build from the junction of the White River to the Canadian border and a connection to Montreal. The first tracks were laid in Norwich in July, 1848. Officers included president Erastus Fairbanks of St. Johnsbury, vice president Asa Low of Bradford and directors Henry Keyes of Newbury and later Joseph Sawyer of Piermont. http://larrycoffin.blogspot.com/2009/03/1848-arrival-of-railroad.html
More Fine Art Train Photography by Edward M. Fielding
Packard Hill Covered Bridge and other sights around Lebanon, NH
Packard Hill Covered Bridge – No. 67 in Lebanon, NH. Drone footage by Kyle Smith of 949 Productions.
One of the slightly hidden gems of the Lebanon/Hanover New Hampshire area known as “The Upper Valley” which extends into Vermont along the Connecticut River. The Packard Hill Bridge is just up the road from the AVA Gallery in downtown Lebanon and close to Route 89 and Route 4 and its is right next to the Northern Rail Trail that begins in Lebanon, NH and extends for 58 miles on cinder, crushed stone, dirt, grass and gravel.
Time Lapse on the Northern Rail Trail by KayLasNaToLyms
Fine Art Photography of the Packard Hill Bridge and other nature sights in the area
Packard Hill Covered Bridge – Between 1780 and 1790 an open timber bridge without railings was constructed at this location for Ichabod Packard. The bridge served Mr. Packard’s home on the north side of the river and his mill, a combined sawmill and gristmill, located on the south side. According to town records, the bridge was either repaired or replaced in 1804. In 1878, the open timber bridge, which appears to have been a Queenpost truss with the truss work boarded up, as replaced by a new covered bridge. The 1878 bridge was a Howe truss built at a cost of $456.02. It was removed in 1952 and replaced with a Bailey Bridge. The Bailey bridge was replaced by the current bridge, built by Arnold Graton Associates. It was dedicated on September 4, 1991. The Packard Bridge was constructed in a manner which replicates the traditional style of covered bridges. It has not reached the 50 years age criteria for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.
The gorge is open all year long and many people swim and sunbathe here. The rocks are beautiful but VERY slippery. The water’s current is quite ferocious, even though the pools and streams are narrow at points. Parking is about 0.62 mi on True’s Brook Rd off of 12A in West Lebanon.
Video presentation with examples of classic New England style barns found in the Etna, New Hampshire town just outside of Hanover and within the region known as the Upper Valley.
Videographer and fine art photographer often chooses these classic New England barns of Vermont and New Hampshire as subject matter for his landscape photography and prints are available including framed artwork, canvas, acrylic, prints as well as products such as tote bags and throw pillows. Most of the images in the barn portfolio were take in the surrounding area of Vermont and New Hampshire with the occasional barn from Montana or Wyoming.
A barn is an agricultural building usually located on farms and used for various purposes. In the North American area, a barn refers to structures that house livestock, including cattle and horses, as well as equipment and fodder, and often grain. As a result, the term barn is often qualified e.g. tobacco barn, dairy barn, sheep barn, potato barn. In the British Isles and Continental Europe, the term barn is restricted mainly to storage structures for unthreshed cereals and fodder, the terms byre or shippon being applied to cow shelters, whereas horses are kept in buildings known as stables. On the Continent, however, barns were often part of integrated structures known as byre-dwellings (or housebarns in US literature). In addition, barns may be used for equipment storage, as a covered workplace, and for activities such as threshing.
The New England Barn was the most common style of barn built in most of the 19th century in rural New England and variants are found throughout the United States. This style barn superseded the ”three-bay barn” in several important ways. The most obvious difference is the location of the barn doors on the gable-end(s) rather than the sidewall(s). The New England and three bay barns were used similarly as multipurpose farm buildings (housing animals, crop storage and other uses all in one building) but the New England barns are typically larger and have a basement. Culturally the New England Barn represents a shift from subsistence farming to commercial farming thus are larger and show significant changes in American building methods and technologies. Most were used as dairy barns but some housed teams of oxen which are generally called teamster barns. Sometimes these barns are simply called “gable fronted” and “gable fronted bank barns”  but these terms are also used for barns other than the New England style barn such as in Maryland and Virginia which is not exactly the same style as found in New England. A similar style found in parts of the American mid-west and south is called a transverse frame barn or transverse crib barn.
This weekend my son’s pastel class with Derek Bell from the AVA Gallery in Lebanon, New Hampshire headed out to the Cornish-Windsor bridge to do a little plein air pastel painting. This bridge spans the Connecticut River connecting the towns of Cornish N.H. and Windsor, Vt. and is the longest wooden covered bridge in the United States and the longest two-span covered bridge in the world. They set up in a nice spot at the boat launch between the entrance to Saint-Gauden’s and the Windsor-Cornish Covered Bridge. There is a nice flat, grassy spot with a perfect view of the river and the bridge.
Video of a plein air pastel painting class working on landscapes in the Cornish and Windsor area of the Connecticut River Valley. This region is home to the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, New Hampshire, USA, preserves the home, gardens, and studios of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, one of America’s foremost sculptors.
The Cornish Art Colony (or Cornish Artists’ Colony, or Cornish Colony) was a popular art colony centered in Cornish, New Hampshire from about 1895 through the years of World War I. Attracted by the natural beauty of the area, about 100 artists, sculptors, writers, designers, and politicians lived there either full-time or during the summer months. With views across the Connecticut River Valley to Mount Ascutney in Vermont, the bucolic scenery purported to resemble that of an Italian landscape.
The central figure of the Cornish Colony was Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Beginning around 1885, Augustus attracted a summer colony of artists that grew into a single extended social network. Some were related, some were friends, some were promising students from the Art Students League of New York that Saint-Gaudens had co-founded, and some were Saint-Gaudens’ assistants who developed significant careers of their own.
The covered bridge in the village of Bath, New Hampshire is the longest New Hampshire bridge that has both ends within the state. I took a visit to the area one morning when I had jury duty at the Grafton Court House in North Haverhill. Its about a 45 minute trip that travels along scenic Route 10 straight up along the Connecticut River. Pleasant enough drive and I was prepared for having the afternoon free to photograph in the area. Turns out, jury duty was cancelled so I had the whole day to explore. The weather was rather drab but I’ll surely return to this sport on another day.
Black and white works to cover up the terrible drab overcast sky. I tried several post processing methods to bring out some color from the very desaturated and low contrast light nature gave me on that day.
About the Bath Covered Bridge
The Bath Covered Bridge is a historic covered bridge over the Ammonoosuc River off US 302 and NH 10 in Bath, New Hampshire. The bridge, built in 1833 by the town of Bath, has a span of over 390 feet (120 m) and a roadbed that is just over 22 feet (6.7 m) wide. The bridge consists of four spans supported by Burr trusses. When originally built, it had only three spans, but when the bridge was raised in the 1920s, a third pier was added, as were laminated arches to strengthen the bridge. The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. The bridge is now only open to single lane traffic.
About the Village of Bath
Bath is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 1,077 at the 2010 census. Now a tourist destination and bedroom community for Littleton, the town is noted for its historic architecture, including the Brick Store and three covered bridges. Bath includes the village of Swiftwater and part of the district known as Mountain Lakes. The village includes The Brick Store, built in 1824, is today the oldest continuously operating general store in the United States and Bath’s Upper Village, a cluster of Federal style houses based on the handbook designs of architect Asher Benjamin. Economic dormancy of the Victorian era preserved much early architecture in the village, particularly in the Federal and Greek Revival styles.covered bridge art for sale
Anyone who has visited a National Park has seen their share of moronic behavior. People going over barriers to shoot straight down thousand foot cliffs, parents sending their toddlers off with the video camera to get a close up of bison or one of the stupidest ones recently – the French Canadan who put a baby bison in his car because he thought it looked cold. Yellowstone officials euthanized the bison calf after the human interaction caused the animal to be rejected by its herd. Good deed gone bad from stupidity.
Whereas there are other tourist to our national parks whose planned mission is stupidity.
High On Life – Poster Children for an Increasingly Narcissist Society
“Narcissism is the pursuit of gratification from vanity or egotistic admiration of one’s own attributes. The term originated from Greek mythology, where the young Narcissus fell in love with his own image reflected in a pool of water.”
High On Life or SundayFundayz is a group of guys from Vancouver British Columbia, Canada who started out on a tour of the United States to promote their clothing line that started with Frat Boyz on Spring Break antics and ended with a warrant for their arrest.
Previously this band of merry makers toured Europe with resulted in disrespectful selfies taken at the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin. Self-described on their FAQ as having grown up in middle class Canada and ingesting a lot of “Jackass” movies, the group is seeking a life based on being professional jackasses by traveling around doing stunts, breaking rules and disrespecting memorials.
Their tour of the United States included flying drones in National Parks where they have been banned, filming on roller-coaster rides at an amusement parks in Ohio where for safety reasons its is against the law, “water skiing” with their tour bus at the Bonneville Salt Flats, swinging from the Corona Arch near Moab, Utah where the practice has been banned after a death, hoping the fences at geyser basins through out Yellowstone and trampling on the bacteria mats at the Grand Prismatic Spring.
Abraham Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC. – This shot from the High On Life feed shows how the group visits another country’s sacred memorials. Dressed up in their buffoonish clothing, including on guy dressed up like Abraham Lincoln and other one holding the US flag like its his penis, the group ignores the signs for “QUIET – respect please” and blows party horns.
At Mount Rushmore the group sees fit to insert the American Presidents into the crotch of their pants as a stunt to sell t-shirts. No commercial permit to film was filed with the park.
If you’ve never been to the Grand Prismatic Geyser in Yellowstone, the above photograph should give you an idea of the layout. This shot was taken from one of the allowed “social trails” unofficial trails basically but allowed because they are away from sensitive areas. Looking down you can see the boardwalk the protects visitors from being scolded by the hot water and they protect the fragile geysers. The colors are created by various bacteria that grow in various heat zones around the geyser. The High On Life ruler breakers filmed the signs at the area basically saying “Stay on the boardwalk” and then trampled up to the edge of the geyser for their selfies and filming. As usual, they did not have a commercial filming permit.
“We can do better. We can create images that create new understanding, that open our eyes to beauty, that stir in us the desire for change and ignite in us the motivation to act on that desire. Photography as a storytelling medium can be so much more than trite, novel, or mere eye-candy. Eye-candy, as a metaphor is a terrible one. Even real candy is crap for anyone that eats it more than very occasionally. And that’s what we’re doing more and more – devoid of substance and anything the human mind and soul can take nourishment from, we’re pumping out saccharine images. We’re trading impact for likes and it’s a foolish trade that will hurt us all in the eyes of a public that values photography less and less every day.” – David du Chemin
To my still life photography, it comes down to a few basic elements.
An interesting and intriquing subject
Textures and surfaces
Composition, angles, depth of field, focus
Close up of an old vintage typewriter is as much about the beautiful light falling softly across the keys as it is about the old typing machine.
Great subject matter is important in all art, whether its a landscape, portrait or still life, the more interesting and intriguing the subject, the greater the possibly of creating an something captivation.
After choosing a great subject it a matter of building the image from background to middle ground to foreground and creating layers of texture and detail to enhance the interest in the scene.
Composition comes in to play next. The photograpeher chooses camera angles, depth of field and where to place focus. Elements are also arranged for storytelling which can be challenging in still life photographer where the human element is only suggested via objects.
Then the all important element in photography – beautiful lighting.
With lighting hearkening back to the days of the old masters, the texture on these heirloom apples is enhanced by a rich environment of texture from the old wood, to the metal camp plates and the dried leaves.
Still life of old well worn, clay encrusted baseballs under dramatic lighting tells the story of hard earned bases and long practices and pitching duels.
This is a dramatically lighted fine art photograph of an antique pocket watch by fine art photographer Edward M. Fielding and goes perfect with any theme of time or history. The battered face and missing had of the watch is perfectly visible from the glow of the selective lighting.
Black and white still life of a Champagne cork, bottle and glasses by Edward M. Fielding tells the story of a wedding night or perhaps the morning after a New Years Eve celebration.
A collection of treasures in an old wooden box in black and white. What makes us collect the things that we do? The smooth ocean worn stone with the white stripe, the starfish that washed up on the beach, old wooden things handed down through the generations. This fine art photograph is a still life of collected treasures stored in and old wooden box.
Two old leather suitcases, a book for the train and an old vintage Kodak box camera with soft light against a black background.
For this photograph of a bunch of yellow daffodils, I wanted to capture the bright yellow of the flowers against a more monochromatic background to make them pop. I also wanted an old time vintage feel so I gathered some old gardening props and a vintage colored canning jar. To think I almost tossed that rusty old shovel head into the metal recycling. I shutter to think. Light from the side with a studio light and soft box, I wanted to mimic the light of a perhaps the sun pouring in from a shed window or a barn door. The image was further enhanced in post processing to give it a three dimension feeling. I was quite pleased with the overall composition and effect. There is probably eight hours of work behind what appears to be a causal image.
A row of old light meters and electricity meters evoke a machine like one would find in Dr. Frankinstein’s lab and the following is a drink fitting of Count Dracula.
“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” – Edgar Allan Poe
Dream Making Stuff – Making Dreams into Art
In the movie, The Maltese Falcon (1941), Sam Spade (played by Humphrey Bogart) refers to “the stuff that dreams are made of.” as he gazes at sculpture of a bird the “Maltese Falcon” from the movie title. Spade was paraphrasing a much older expression which can be traced back to – who else – William Shakespeare. In Act IV of The Tempest, Prospero says “We are such stuff / As dreams are made on, and our little life / Is rounded with a sleep.”
Dreams are successions of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations that occur usually involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep. The content and purpose of dreams are not definitively understood, though they have been a topic of scientific speculation, as well as a subject of philosophical and religious interest, throughout recorded history.
Fine art photographer Edward M. Fielding has a series of artwork called “Visual Poetry” which also seems to be made from dreams and in some cases nightmares. This series of highly manipulated photography layers images upon images to create dreams-capes in which several images build upon each other to create the overall fantasy imagery.
“Let Sleeping Bears Lie” is part of an ongoing series called “Visual Poetry” by Edward M. Fielding which consists of heavily layered and manipulated black and white photography with dream or nightmare like qualities.
Dreams are windows into worlds beyond the ordinary. Some people have dreams that give them guidance about the smallest details of their daily life along with profound spiritual insights. Others experience unconditional and transforming love in their dreams.
What’s scarier? A world with magic or one without?
Pursuit of the American Dream, a nest to feather. A car in the garage. A chicken in every pot.
A beating heart ripped out and offered to you. Dream or nightmare?
A woman’s naked body appear in the smoke from a pipe – what have you been smoking?
A train ride away to another world. What would happen if you got on the wrong train and ended up somewhere totally new and different. What if you woke and found yourself in the body of someone else?
What’s over that wall? What’s through that door? Perhaps an enchanting secret garden to explore or perhaps a Bengal Tiger waiting to pounce. Curiosity can lead to discovery of both good and evil. It killed the cat Mothers warn but it also lead to some of mankind’s greatest accomplishments.
Death stares out in this untitled piece from the Visual Poetry series of dream like images by Edward M. Fielding.
“Words Take Flight” off the vintage typewriter and into the sky in this dream inspired piece by Edward M. Fielding from the Visual Poetry series.
Kansas, a powerful, dream-like surreal image by fine art photographer Edward M. Fielding, with ties to the Wizard of Oz. Toto, perhaps we are still in Kanasas after all.
Roots, a multi-layered, dream inspired artwork by Edward M. Fielding, recalls humans ties to nature.
Buckminster Fuller’s concept of “Space Ship Earth” realized in a surrealist landscape of floating hexagon structures. Geodesic domes become lighter than air and float above the landscape in this dream induced artwork by Edward M. Fielding.
A zebra enters an old round barn in New Hampshire in this surrealism composite black and white layered dream-like imagery of a photograph by Edward M. Fielding.
A surreal landscape of old abandoned brick buildings and a threatening sky. Crown Point, NY – fine art photography by Edward M. Fielding – www.edwardfielding.com
Surrealism – 20th-century avant-garde movement in art and literature that sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind, for example by the irrational juxtaposition of images. The Surrealist artists sought to channel the unconscious as a means to unlock the power of the imagination. Disdaining rationalism and literary realism, and powerfully influenced by psychoanalysis, the Surrealists believed the rational mind repressed the power of the imagination, weighting it down with taboos.Dream art is any form of art directly based on material from dreams, or which employs dream-like imagery.
Visual Poetry – Literary theorists have identified visual poetry as a development of concrete poetry but with the characteristics of intermedia in which non-representational language and visual elements predominate.
Only five days left to take advantage of this limited time promotions
Spring is here and we have a few Limited Time Promotions with a spring theme. Each special offer is good for the next five day and is limited to the first 25 collectors. Each is a 16×20 canvas print of museum quality.
First Spring Daffodil Canvas Print
by Edward Fielding
Purchase a 16.00″ x 20.00″ stretched canvas print of Edward Fielding’s First Spring Daffodil for the promotional price of:
Bring your artwork to life with the texture and depth of a stretched canvas print. Your image gets printed on a premium glossy canvas and then stretched on a wooden frame of 1.5″ x 1.5″ stretcher bars. All stretched canvases ship within one business day and arrive “ready to hang” with pre-attached hanging wire, mounting hooks, and nails.
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My work can be seen in homes and offices around the world as well as on the covers of bestselling novels and magazines. Over 800+ satisfied customers from this portfolio on Fine Art America and Pixels alone.