Iconic Vermont Photographs by Edward M. Fielding For Sale

Blizzard at the red dairy barn.

Iconic Vermont Photographs

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Recently Sold Sunset in the Horse Barn Fine Art Photograph

Horse Barn Sunset

I recently sold a 16.000″ x 12.000″ print of Horse Barn Sunset to a buyer from Sioux Falls, SD.

Horse Barn Sunset

  • Image Size: 16.000″ x 12.000″
  • Total Size: 25″ x 21″
  • Print Material: Luster Photo Paper
  • Frame: PEC6 – Plein Air Economy – Espresso Gold (PEC6)
  • Top Mat: Ivory
  • Bottom Mat: Fudge
  • Finishing: 1/8″ Clear Acrylic – Foam Core Mounting
Vermont Horse Barn
Sunsets on a Vermont Horse Barn.

The story behind Horse Barn Sunset goes something like this – we had recently moved to the Upper Valley region to Hanover, NH from Mount Desert Island, Maine.  We wouldn’t have made the move if my wife’s old friend Ben encouraged her to take the job at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.  Ben is friend and previous co-worker from the old days in the Boston area.

Ben and his wife Ellen moved to Royalton, Vermont a number of years ago and renovated an old farm house, built a horse barn and now have a collection of horse carriages and participate in competitive carriage driving events.

They invited us over for dinner on late fall day when the beautiful Vermont autumn was still in its glory.  I asked if they would mind us coming over early so we planned to get there before the sun set but it took us longer than we planned and arrived when the sun was nearly gone.

I and my camera of course, jumped out of the car and took some pictures, leaving my wife and son to handling the greetings.  I managed to grab a few photos of the horse barn from the outside and inside before the light faded and then had time to be gracious to my host.

This photo from inside Ben’s fine horse barn has sold a number of times.  It was a tricky capture with the dark interior of the horse barn and the bright foliage outside in the yard.  It took a lot of post processing work to preserve the details of the buildings structure and even a horse in one of the stalls.

Outside the foliage of the autumn season is still brilliant in the fading sun on a wonderful fall evening in the Upper Valley, sharing a meal with friends.

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A New England Autumn on the Pond

The Splendor of Autumn Season in New England

Looking ahead, we’ll be in the pond-side house and hopefully mostly unpacked and settled, kid off to college by the autumn fall foliage season.  The scene of brilliant orange, red and yellow leaves against the blue of the pond and ocean should be spectacular.  Meanwhile I’ll share some of my past pond and fall foliage artwork and photography from around New England.

Vermont Farm Landscape
Vermont Farm Landscape by Edward M. Fielding

au·tumn

ˈôdəm/

noun

  1. the third season of the year, when crops and fruits are gathered and leaves fall, in the northern hemisphere from September to November and in the southern hemisphere from March to May.

    “the countryside is ablaze with color in autumn”

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    October

    O hushed October morning mild,
    Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
    Tomorrow’s wind, if it be wild,
    Should waste them all.
    The crows above the forest call;
    Tomorrow they may form and go.
    O hushed October morning mild,
    Begin the hours of this day slow.
    Make the day seem to us less brief.
    Hearts not averse to being beguiled,
    Beguile us in the way you know.
    Release one leaf at break of day;
    At noon release another leaf;
    One from our trees, one far away.
    Retard the sun with gentle mist;
    Enchant the land with amethyst.
    Slow, slow!
    MH20- Old Farmall tractor in the field by Edward M. Fielding
    Old Farmall tractor in the field by Edward M. Fielding  http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/fall
    For the grapes’ sake, if they were all,
    Whose leaves already are burnt with frost,
    Whose clustered fruit must else be lost—
    For the grapes’ sake along the wall.
    Old New England White Picket Fence in Autumn
    Old New England White Picket Fence in Autumn
    Old New England White Picket Fence in Autumn by Edward M. Fielding

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The Barns of Vermont and New Hampshire

Family farms sporting traditional and historic wood framed New England barns and stables still dot the New England landscape in Vermont and New Hampshire.  The barns,  most painted bright red against the summer time green landscape, the brilliant orange, brown and red colors of autumn and the white snowy landscape of winter.  But you can find other colors such as white or “hasn’t been painted in decades” gray.

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A fine white barn in South Woodstock at the Green Mountain Horse Asssociation. Founded in 1926, GMHA is the nation’s oldest continuously operating horse association whose mission is to provide and maintain opportunities for educational and competitive activities for diverse equestrian disciplines. Emphasis is placed on equestrian trails preservation, horsemanship and youth education.

The facility, located in South Woodstock, Vermont, offers a wide range of events to hundreds of equestrians each year in dressage, driving, events, hunter/jumpers, and trail riding. GMHA is dedicated to preserving trails and open space for equestrian use, and the trail network covers over 400 miles.

The 65-acre facility includes stabling for 196 horses, four all-weather arenas with European Geo-Textile footing, a spectacular cross-country course, and driving hazards.

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In Enfield, New Hampshire right next door to the historic Shaker Village is a wildlife refuge and this building is part of the maintenance crew’s facilities.

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One of the most photographed farm spots in Vermont if not the world.  When you think of Vermont, the image that enters your brain might just be Jenne Farm.

Jenne Farm is a farm located in Reading, Vermont. It is one of the most photographed farms in the world, especially in autumn. The farm has appeared in magazine covers, photography books, and a Budweiser television advertisement; it has also served as a setting in the films Forrest Gump and Funny Farm. Photographs of the farm have appeared on posters, postcards and wall calendars.

Despite its fame, the private farm is located along a dirt road and is not heavily promoted. The only sign indicating its presence is a tiny board along Vermont State Route 106 advertising maple syrup.

The farm became noted for photogenic scenery about 1955 when a photography school in South Woodstock discovered it. Later, it appeared as an entry in a Life photo contest, on the cover of Yankee magazine, and in Vermont Life.

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Stowe, Vermont and Waterbury, Vermont have many old farms and old barns including this small horse barn on the way from the Ben and Jerry’s factory and on to the ski resort town of Stowe, Vermont.

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This newer classic New England red barn in Etna, New Hampshire, part of Hanover, NH – home of Dartmouth College, beautifully sits on a hillside over looking the small village.

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In the backroads of Vermont, far from the last waypoint on the map or GPS, wonderful old wooden barns in their unpainted beauty can be found among the brilliant fall foliage.

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A collection of old New England barn buildings with a single red door beyond.  This amazing complex of old barns is found right off the main road in Windsor, Vermont – the birthplace of the state.

Recently sold – Winter in Vermont Artwork

Winter in Vermont - watercolor artwork by Edward M. Fielding
Winter in Vermont – watercolor artwork by Edward M. Fielding

“Winter in Vermont” is a watercolor treated photograph from the Brattleboro, Vermont area that depicts a classic red wood frame period farm house among sugar maple trees under a blanket of winter snow. An idyllic landscape that can still be seen in the villages of Vermont.

“Winter in Vermont” by Edward M. Fielding can be purchased as matted and framed wall art decor in 100s of combinations of framing choices and mats or you can purchase this image as a print rolled in a tube in a variety of fine art papers.

The image can also be purchased as a canvas, wood, metal or acrylic print of museum quality that is ready to hang.  It can also be purchased as a greeting card or custom Christmas card, tote bag, phone case, throw pillow, towel, shower curtain and more.

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One Fine Day in Winter – The Life of the Photographer

One Fine Day in Winter – The Life of the Photographer

Growing up I was a huge fan of Mad Magazine and especially Don Martin’s cartoons which often had titles such as “One Fine Day in XYZ”. Combine that with my new learning challenge of creating videos and you get a result like the above video which attempts to get the viewer a glimpse into my process. Yes, mundane chores like like doing the laundry, giving rides to ski practice and grocery shopping get in the way of the “glamorous” life of the fine art photographer.

Big snow falls add extra challenges. 1. being the driveway has to be shoveled before any play happens. 2. it is often not safe to stop along a roadside when the plows are still working or the ditches are just waiting to swallow your car. 3.when you are the one working from home you get a list of chores to do.

Not all is as it seems in winter. A couple years ago I drove up what I thought was a snow covered driveway but it turned out to be a snowmobile trail and it swallowed my new car. I ended up walking to a country store and buying lunch for a burly landscaper kind of dude with a truck full of shovels to come and help we get out of the snow bank.

Oh the hazards of the job. Full of adventure yet full of perils not shown on a GPS unit.  Here are a few captures from Etna, NH after snow storm Nico.  8 – 12 more inches are on the way!

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Scenes from Around the Upper Valley

Upper Valley Travels

Scenes from Around the Upper Valley

A short movie with scenes from my travels around the Upper Valley region of Vermont and New Hampshire.

New Hampshire and Vermont’s Upper Valley is surrounded by the Green Mountains of Vermont and the White Mountains of New Hampshire and consists of many small, wonderful towns and cities.  Home to DHMC and Dartmouth College, the ninth oldest college in the country and proudly serving the Ivy League community, Hanover New Hampshire offers the hustle and bustle of an upscale-casual city with a small town feel.

The region along the Connecticut river upstream and downstream from Lebanon, New Hampshire and White River Junction, Vermont, is known locally as the “Upper Valley”. The exact definition of the region varies, but it generally is considered to extend south to Windsor, Vermont, and Cornish, New Hampshire, and north to Bradford, Vermont, and Piermont, New Hampshire.

To buy prints, framed artwork, canvas prints, metal, prints as well as products such as tote bags, cell phone cases, throw pillows and more with photographs from the Upper Valley, visit: http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/

Old Train Bridge
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Red Door Winter Barn, Windsor, Vermont
Red Door Winter Barn, Windsor, Vermont
Dartmouth College in Hanvover, NH framed art.
Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH framed art.
Ely Vermont Old Wooden Silo And Barn Black And White Framed Print
Ely Vermont Old Wooden Silo And Barn Black And White Framed Print
Inside The Horse Barn Black And White
Inside The Horse Barn Black And White
Edward Fielding

Edward Fielding

Etna, NH

NOTE: The watermark DOES NOT appear on the final print.
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I use my photography to communicate my vision of the world. My work deals with storytelling in light and shadow from the beauty, texture and shape of every day objects to wonders of the natural world. — Edward M. Fielding

Edward M. Fielding
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Fine art photography and digital art by artist Edward M. Fielding. Fielding is an artist working in the photography and digital media. As a freelance artist my work is currently represented by several leading stock agencies.

My work has appeared in featured in numerous magazines, greeting cards, advertising, book covers and media companies as well as been widely shown and juries into fine art shows.

Recently I was one of the featured artists in the PhotoReel art show at Gallery W at the Whitney in the Berkshires.

In addition to fine art photography, I enjoy being a staff educator at the AVA Gallery and Arts Center in Lebanon, NH teaching creative technology such as Scratch and Lego Mindstorms robotics to elementary and middle school children.

Many of the images featured here on Fine Art America are available for rights managed licensing for book covers and other projects from Arc Angel Images – http://tinyurl.com/aww2wzl
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All work in this gallery is the original work of Edward M. Fielding. It is for sale, copyrighted to Edward M. Fielding and, as such, is protected by US and International Copyright laws.

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Edward Fielding retains all rights to these images. It is illegal to copy, scan or duplicate from the website in any form.
Images on this site may not be used for personal or commercial use without written permission by Edward Fielding.

Someone Remembered – Christmas gift in the old truck

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A red Christmas present sitting inside an old rusty truck. Quechee, Vermont. Fine art photography by Edward M. Fielding
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Someone Remembered takes place in a field in Vermont where an old farm truck took its last breaths and died. Back in the day before we had modern conveniences such as transfer stations, recycling or even dumps. Old cars and farm machinery simply ended where their usefulness ended.

I’ve photographed this old truck in the past and it’s a favorite spot of mine. It’s in the database so to speak – a swirling folder of locations I keep in my head. Since working with book publishers these last few years creating book cover images, I’ve been working on introducing more and more storytelling in my images. Creating images that feel like a frame out of a movie or page out of a book rather than simple documentation of an object or scene.

Rather any simple documentation of a subject I want the image to create story-lines in the viewer’s head. Close up shots of this truck in the past suggested to me that maybe the truck was in an accident, maybe the driver was drunk and hit a tree or it was some tragic suicide. Maybe the truck is haunted?

The Upper Valley – Welcome To My World

Welcome to the Upper Valley region of New Hampshire and Vermont!

Welcome the Upper Valley region of the Connecticut River!  We were in my seventh year living on Mount Desert Island in Maine (home of Acadia National Park) when my wife hinted at an opportunity to move to the Hanover, NH for a job. My first thoughts were “where the heck is that?” and it better be beautiful to get us to move from MDI.

We had been all over New Hampshire but had never been to the Upper Valley region before. But soon we discovered that this region, anchored by Dartmouth College and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, as well has employers such as Hyper-therm and other high tech companies offered an exciting year round quality of life. For all the beauty of MDI in the summer months, it basically shuts down in the long cold winters while the Upper Valley region is bursting with winter activities include nordic skiing and alpine skiing at the areas many ski spots including the Dartmouth Skiway just outside Hanover, Killington, Sunapee and Whaleback. With dozens of other ski resorts within a one hour radius.

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Plus the area is only an hour and a half to Burlington, VT, an hour to Concord and two hours to Boston, and a hour and half to the coast – so day trips are available in all directions.

Hanover High School is ranked as one of the top high schools in the country and neighboring Lebanon, NH as well as Hanover show up on magazines lists as the one of the best small town in America.

Hiking trails abound in the area with the Appalachian Trail running right through the heart of Hanover. All summer you can spot trail worn through hikers wandering into town, picking up supplies at the post office and looking for the free shower area the town provides.

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Arts and culture abound in the area with local theaters in the surrounding towns including Broadway shows, visiting performers, dance, opera, local theater performances and even High School and college productions. The Lebanon Opera House, Hood Center for the Arts at Dartmouth and the Northern Stage in White River Junction are some of the top venues but there are smaller stages too including the Shaker Bridge Theater or even happy hour singer songwriters at the Skinny Pancake.

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Visual arts are celebrated at the AVA Gallery in Lebanon, the League of New Hampshire Craftsman in Hanover, the Hood Museum in Hanover as well as movie theaters at Dartmouth and the Nugget in Hanover plus a small multiplex theater over in West Lebanon. Just over the bridge from Hanover is the Montshire Science Museum for kids of all ages to explore the wonders of the world.

Upper Valley – The region along the Connecticut River upstream and downstream from Lebanon, New Hampshire and White River Junction, Vermont, is known locally as the “Upper Valley”. The exact definition of the region varies, but it generally is considered to extend south to Windsor, Vermont, and Cornish, New Hampshire, and north to Bradford, Vermont, and Piermont, New Hampshire.

Sports are big the area especially outdoors activities such as hunting, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, hiking, running, biking, snowshoeing, skiing as well as organized sports such as hockey, football, baseball and basketball.

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Events such as these keep the area hopping all year round:

  • Winter Carnival at Dartmouth
  • Glory Days in White River Junction
  • Oktoberfest at the Harpoon Brewery in Windsor
  • The Quechee Hot Air Balloon Festival
  • The Cornish Fair

A Photographer’s Paradise

The beautiful mountains, fall foliage, beautiful winter snow, covered bridges, rural scenery, waterfalls, traditional New England homes and annual festivals all provide a paradise for photographers.

The fall foliage attracts visitors from around the world by the bus load and the multitude of covered bridges in the area, plus the two National Part sites – Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, New Hampshire and the Marsh – Billings – Rockerfeller National Historic Park in Woodstock, Vermont are magnets for photography.  But so are the more “unofficial” spots such as Jeanie Farm and Cloudland Farm photographed by hundreds and seen in magazines, advertisements and movies such as Forest Gump.

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