“I got this gift for my best friend for Christmas and she loved it. It had sentimental value when I explained to her why I got it. The painting was beautiful, and the size was not too big for her to carry.”
Decorating with local Vermont icons seems to be in mind for these recent collector from Randolph, Vermont. The buyer selected a nice choice of Vermont seasonal landscape photographs from my collection. I really enjoy seeing this collector curated selection from my portfolio of 100s of Vermont, New Hampshire and New England fine art photographs. What a great eye this buyer has!
This collection of Vermont photographs reminds me of years it took to create this collection of iconic Vermont images and the individual effort to create each one. Forget about pouring over maps and driving around to find these spot, I’m talking about putting my body and camera equipment at risk to get the shots.
I remember my feet slowly slipping across the wet, slimy rocks at this covered bridge and waterfall in Thetford, Vermont as I was lining up the shot. I keep thinking, unless my boots grip something soon, I’m going over the falls.
This shot is just over the Connecticut River from Vermont in Etna, New Hampshire. A big old red classic dairy farm with Dutch style room on a farm just outside of Hanover, NH and Lyme, NH. A stones throw from Norwich, VT. Well sane people were at home by the wood stove watching the weather reports, this guy was hiking over, dodging snow plows and then wading knee deep into the snow to compose the sticking image of a classic red New England barn against the snow covered landscape complete with billowing snow. Thank goodness for my weatherized Canon 6D and a handy wipe to clean the lens.
The iconic old red mill in Jericho, Vermont is a bit of a trek to find but the danger involved in getting this shot involves a busy thoroughfare more than anything else.
This shot of a red barn in the late afternoon with the reflection off the Connecticut River involved a bit of maneuvering. First spotted I had to find a place to park the car on busy Route 5 which follows along on the Vermont side of the Connecticut River.
The I had to hope the guardrail and disappear into the under brush while my wife worried about me back at the car. To get into position for the reflection to look right I braved the tick infested vines, mud and the remnants of an old barbed wire fence.
Coming back up the bank I had to negotiate the slippy mud, thick underbrush and untangle the barbed wire from my leg before it dug in deep enough to require a tenus shot.
I’ve tried to return to this spot other years but never seem to have found the same area. Might have been a lower water level that allowed me to get this great Vermont scene. Just goes to show you, take the shots when you see them. You might not be back to the area or even be able to capture the same scene again.