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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

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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
Fine Art Photography
www.edwardfielding.com

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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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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Down on the Farm Fine Art

Down On The Farm

A collection of farm, rural, country living images from artist and photographer Edward M. Fielding.  Photographs and artwork taken and inspired by New England farm scenery around the Vermont and New Hampshire area known as the Upper Valley.  See the entire collection here – http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/collections/farm+life

The Farm Life Collection

The Farm Life Collection includes over 250 images dealing with rural and country scenes of farm animals, barns and agricultural landscapes.

Sunset over the old red barn.
Sunset over the old red barn.

“After The Storm Passes” framed print by Edward Fielding.  Customize your print to life with hundreds of different frame and mat combinations. Our frame prints are assembled, packaged, and shipped by our expert framing staff and delivered “ready to hang” with pre-attached hanging wire, mounting hooks, and nails. Ships within 2 – 3 business days.  Storm photographs and artwork – http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/storm

 

Old Red Tractor in the Snow
Old Red Tractor in the Snow

“Old Red Tractor in the Snow” – Part of the collection of over 100 vintage tractor fine art photographs – http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/tractor

Vintage Tractor Gallery – a portfolio of over 100 vintage tractor photographs and artwork

Barns, Farms, Fresh Country Air

From Jenne Farm in Reading, Vermont to the backroads of Orford, NH, to walking the dog in Etna, NH, the Farm Life collection captures scenes from old family farms that still work the soil, milk the cows, tap the trees and produce fresh food for local tables.

Ely Vermont Old Wooden Silo And Barn Black And White Framed Print
Ely Vermont Old Wooden Silo And Barn Black And White Framed Print

A 100 year old barn in Ely, Vermont.  The  Old Wooden Silo And Barn Black And White framed print by Edward Fielding can be purchased with hundreds of different frame and mat combinations. Our frame prints are assembled, packaged, and shipped by our expert framing staff and delivered “ready to hang” with pre-attached hanging wire, mounting hooks, and nails. Ships within 2 – 3 business days. http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/products/ely-vermont-old-wooden-silo-and-barn-black-and-white-edward-fielding-framed-print.html

Inside The Horse Barn Black And White
Inside The Horse Barn Black And White

The setting sun fills this horse barn with a beautiful warm glow. Vermont Photography by Edward M. Fielding http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/inside-the-horse-barn-black-and-white-edward-fielding.html

Then and Now – a 1941 Hudson Coupe

The Old 1940s Hudson Coupe

Back in the day, any one with a bunch of extra cash could jump into the brand new automobile industry. Numerous brands of cars started and were later gobbled up by a trend in consolidation of the auto industry. One of those early brands was “Hudson”, started by Joseph L. Hudson, a Detroit department store entrepreneur and founder of Hudson’s department store, who bankrolled and gave the name to the company.

The Hudson Motor Car Company made Hudson and other brand automobiles in Detroit, Michigan, from 1909 to 1954. In 1954, Hudson merged with Nash-Kelvinator Corporation to form American Motors (AMC).

One of the stand out cars from Hudson was this 1941 beautiful coupe.

Restored 1941 Hudson Coupe
Restored 1941 Hudson Coupe

Wandering around White River Junction, Vermont one day I spotted an old wreck of a 1941 Hudson Coupe in a lot full of old junkers in various states of decay.  Some serious restoration work would have to be done to get this car back into any shape resembling the original.

1941 Hudson Coupe Unrestored
1941 Hudson Coupe Unrestored

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Even in this snow covered lot, with weeds growing through the floor boards, the missing headlights and the tarnished chrome and rusty body, the beauty of the lines of this old classic car showed through.

I visited this spot in a variety of season, each time I was attracted to the curves of the old Hudson.

Old Hudson in the Snow
Old Hudson in the Snow

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Old Hudson Car Fall Foliage
Old Hudson Car Fall Foliage

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I returned to the lot on a number of occasions over the years but then a new bridge was put in between White River Junction and West Lebanon right near this lot and the auto repair place next to it was taken down to make way for some office buildings, so the cars disappeared.

Seen Better Days
Seen Better Days by Edward M. Fielding

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I keep my eye out for that old Hudson and its companion the old Plymouth as well as the old Ford and other cars that sat in that lot waiting for the right time or person to restore them to their former glory or donate their parts for some project or another.

Old Junker Car by Edward M. Fielding
Old Junker Car by Edward M. Fielding

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About the Artist

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.

Fall Foliage Season Under Pressure

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I don’t know about you, but I feel a lot of pressure every year around the fall foliage season.  Call it performance anxiety or just simple pressure or something.  Every year Mother Nature puts on this amazing show that lasts only a few weeks and usually around the same time it deals out some rather nasty weather from hurriacanes, to tropical storms to snowstorms.  Plus this time of year always seems like the crush time when you have kids in school.

Carefree summer is over, time to get back on schedule plus do all those chores you meant to do all summer but it was too hot.  Cut, chop and stack firewood, get your flu shot, get some new tires, pull up the garden, batten down the hatches — and sneak out around the region to capture amazing fall foliage shots between rain, wind, drizzle, and whatever comes along.

Then you fire up the old social media and see all kinds of great images being captured by photographers around the region.  Where is the peak? Is it past prime? Where did I want to return?  Where did I say I wanted to come back when the foliage season begins?  What do you mean we have dinner plans during golden hour?  Which moon is it and how many more years before its this great again?

And so on and so on. It can get nerve racking especially since there are so many places in New England to see great fall foliage.  So many places I’ve already been and so many places yet to explore.  In some ways the winter season can be such a relief after the busy summer and fall months.

So far I did manage to get out and take some great fall foliage shots in Vermont and New Hampshire.  Even made it down to Cape Cod, although it was a few weeks early.

In a lifetime of photography, you really only need a couple of killer images in a season.  I got really lucky this week with a shot of two Adirondack chairs in a park in Norwich, Vermont just over the bridge from Hanover and Dartmouth college.  The composition was all mine but the amazing lighting came from someone above smiling down on me.  It was a rather blustery day with warm tropical breezes (at least for late November in the Upper Valley) and suddenly the stormy sky opened up a bit and gave me some amazing studio like lighting  around my subject.

I kind of like the overcast days we get so often in New England.  Its like a giant softbox.  As long as you don’t include the sky in the shot, this nice even light can be great.  But this particular light was something altogether different because the light was on the foreground but darker in the background.  It created a more 3D effect then I would have gotten normally.

Autumn Splendor
Autumn Splendor Watercolor by Edward M. Fielding

The Challenge of Fall Foliage Photography

I see the challenge of photographing fall foliage is in finding a great subject, composing it to show off the colors of the fall AND timing everything with the peaking foliage and the light of the day.

We see the beautiful trees exploding with color filling our entire visual range.  The hardest thing is selecting what to include in the photograph in a compelling composition.  Often the trees themselves are kind of boring as the main focus, often they are better as supporting actors.

The quick snapshot impulse is to aim at a colorful tree, center it in the frame, snap – and post on social media.  Of course as we know these shots typically don’t produce a lasting memory.  For something that elevates the image to art, we need a compelling subject to pull us into the image.  A fence, a road leading down a path of colorful trees, an old tractor, people, a dog, covered bridge, — something interesting with the colorful foliage engulfing the view.

See more in the Fall Collection by Edward M. Fielding

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Vermont vs. New Hampshire – which is more photogenic?

I live in Hanover, New Hampshire but we’re only short drive from the Vermont boarder.  We’re so close to Vermont that kids from Norwich, Vermont attend our middle school and high school.  I probably spend as much time in Vermont as I do in New Hampshire, crossing over the Connecticut River on the various bridges – covered and otherwise that traverse the river back and forth between the two states.  Of course it should noted the all of the bridges are owned by New Hampshire as the NH state line extends to the opposite side of the Connecticut River.  This includes the longest covered bridge in the country – the Windsor-Cornish covered bridge.

Both states share a lot of things in common that make for great photo opportunities including:

New Hampshire tends to have a lot more trees.  Deer hunter friends of mine give Vermont a better rating because the state has more open areas for deer to flourish but both states have a healthy wildlife population of large mammals such as black bears, moose, deer as well as birds such as the ducks, turkeys, loons, eagles, hawks, owls, geese and song birds.

Both have mountains.  New Hampshire has the more dramatic White Mountains range with Mount Washington being the highest peak in the Northeast while Vermont has the Green Mountain range with Mt. Mansfield in Stowe being the highest peak.

Only New Hampshire has a sea coast.  Its tiny but its there and it manages to include the rather photogenic and historic city of Portsmouth.  Vermont doesn’t have the ocean but it has the impressively large Lake Champlain and the Burlington waterfront.  Then again New Hampshire has the lakes region with the very large Lake Winnipesaukee as a centerpiece.

I have to give Vermont the edge on having more scenic farm land.  New Hampshire tends to be more forested and hillier.  The farmland south of Burlington is flatter and easier to find compositions although if you look around enough there is plenty of great old red barns, cows, farm houses and old farm junk to photograph in both states.

As far as attractions go, New Hampshire has the edge on amusements.  Vermont’s attractions tend towards shopping and food.  Vermont has the Yankee Candle Company, Basketville, The Vermont Country Store, The Vermont Teddy Bear Company, Ben and Jerry’s, The Cider Mill as well as many beer breweries such as Harpoon in Windsor and a handful up in the Burlington Area like Magic Hat and Switchback. Meanwhile New Hampshire has Storyland, the Cog Railroad, Conway Scenic Railroad, Clark’s Trading Post and Canobie Lake Amusement Park.

As far as National Parks –  Vermont has the Marsh – Billings – Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock, VT with hiking, an historic mansion tour and a working farm to explore.  New Hampshire has the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, NH which is also in the Upper Valley region of Vermont and New Hampshire.

Vermont Photo Spot Ideas

New Hampshire Photo Spot Ideas

Since both states are relatively small, you can travel around both in a small vacation schedule.  Each has a life times worth of places to explore, hike, ski, boat, hunt and photograph but you can also pick out some highlights in each state to visit and savor.

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New: Vermont Farm Landscape in Colored Pencil

New Vermont Farm Landscape in pencil

Vermont Farm Landscape
Vermont Farm Landscape by Edward M. Fielding

New Vermont Farm Landscape in colored pencil by Edward M. Fielding featuring the Four Corners Farm.
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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.
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‘the Quotable Westie’
‘The Last Resort – Fine art photographs of Maui, Hawaii’ by Edward M. Fielding
‘Pugs’
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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. And a selected artist at the juried show at the AVA Gallery, selected by Susan Strickler, Director, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH.

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.
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