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27 Jun 2018

The great search for the red barn

Several years ago I photographed a red barn somewhere near my Woodstock, VT, house. It is was a pretty unique looking barn with a wood silo attached. I didn’t write down my location, which is pretty rare for me. Usually when I photograph something I either also take a picture with my cell phone so it captures the GPS location or I log the road and town. I didn’t that day and I’ve been trying to find it ever since […]

16 Aug 2013

Learning about the New London, NH, area

I have spent a lot of time scouring the backroads of Vermont looking for great photo locations but I haven’t crossed the Conneticut River much to see what is in New Hampshire. After a recent workshop I got an invitation from Mary to show me around the New London area and I took her up on it today. There are several lakes and large ponds in her area and very few near me in Vermont. We started the day a […]

15 Aug 2013

Seeing the real Vermont inside an old barn

I had the pleasure today of shooting in a great, old barn owned by my friend Molly. I’ve been wanting to shoot the barn since Molly told me about it last fall during my Vermont Fall Foliage Photography Workshop. The barn is packed with character, as is Molly, and there are thousands of photos that could be made in it. The large, hand-hewn beams are amazing and the sunlight purges in through gaps in the walls making everything look cool. […]

23 Feb 2013

Winter wonderland on a private estate

I got a call from friend Lisa Lacasse, she was heading over to a private estate and wondered if I wanted to join her. She had told me about the place and with the snow falling, it would make some great photos. She was right. The main house has an outdoor oven fired by wood that is used to bake bread and pizza. We shot the oven from all angles but I liked having the porch in the photo, using […]

26 Jan 2013

Shooting by Vermont moonlight and staying warm

One of my thrills of digital cameras is the low-light capabilities. So when there is a full moon, I want to be out there. So even though it takes more preparation, going out in the darkness when the temperature is close to zero is lots of fun. Tonight I went with friend Lisa Lacasse out looking for a magical night shot. I had seen this barn sitting out alone in a field a couple of days ago when I was […]

26 Jan 2013

Those Vermonters know how to look for the positive

As I was walking out of the South Woodstock (VT) Country Store after chit-chatting with the woman behind the counter, she said “At least it is warmer today.” That’s what I love about the spirit of people in Vermont, it was 14 degrees at noon, and she saw the good side of it. Yes, 14 does feel pretty good compared to the 20-below the night before, but I love being around people who are thinking about the positive side. Earlier […]

19 Mar 2011

There’s still snow in Vermont

  It was 75 degrees yesterday when I left New Jersey head to Vermont. I watched as the temperature got lower the farther north I drove. When I got to our house in Woodstock, it was 35. The snow gods were busy this winter in Vermont and there is still two feet of snow on the ground, which isn’t unusual since March is typically the snowiest month in Vermont. While driving around South Woodstock this afternoon, I saw this barn […]

05 Oct 2010

Red Vermont barns look good on a cloudy day

It was another cloudy Vermont day. There are people who say that taking pictures of colorful foliage when it is cloudy gives you good color saturation. That doesn’t fly with me. Sunshine makes for better photos. But I’m not going to see the sun shine for a couple of days so I’ll concentrate on other things. There is plenty in Vermont to shoot. Like barns. After photographing the barn, I went to my favorite tract in Pomfret. It is owned […]

15 Jun 2010

What’s good: Seeing the farm

When I first came to New Jersey for a job interview in 1987, I wasn’t too sure about leaving the Midwest for N.J. I’d been through the state a couple of times, the last being on a bus while I was at USA Today and we came up to play a softball game against David Letterman in Central Park. The bus came up the NJ Turnpike, which is packed with cars and goes past tons of oil refineries. Not where […]

04 May 2010

What’s good: Vulture keeping watch

There’s this old barn I pass on my regular bicycle route. Frequently there is a turkey vulture sitting on the roofless section. During this morning’s ride, there it was.

19 Apr 2010

What’s good: Seeing more red on a sunny day

It was a beautiful day today, cool, clear and sunny. I took a little drive after work out along the route where I do my normal bicycle ride. There are a couple of barns that look cool, so I went to see how the barns look in the low afternoon light. The sun was pretty low and light shadows were mixing with the sunlight hitting the end of the red barn. One small window is all that disturbed the red. […]