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Tag : Covered bridge

02 Aug 2018

Seeing night skies in Vermont

This evening was the first session of my Vermont Night Skies and Light Painting Photography Workshop. I’ve always been a little hesitant to do a workshop that depends so much on having fairly clear skies, but I decided to go for it this year. I’ve been watching the weather forecast pretty much non-stop for the past week, like that will make any difference. But this morning it called for cloudy today and then clearing off for tomorrow and Saturday night. […]

15 May 2018

Covered bridge under the stars

I spend a lot of time in Vermont, though not nearly enough. It seems like whenever I’m here there are plenty of clouds so I can’t go out to make photos of the stars. The reality is there are plenty of clear nights but I’m probably too lazy to stay out late! I usually like to shoot sunrise and I can no longer burn the candle on both ends so I pick mornings over staying out late. Yesteday the sky […]

26 Feb 2012

Taftsville Covered Bridge stripped down to the arches

Last fall when Hurricane Irene made its way to Vermont, it did an amazing amount of damage. One of the victims was the Taftsville Covered Bridge in Woodstock. The bridge is two spans and 189 feet long and the Ottauquechee River came up to the deck during the flood and damaged the bridge and supports. The bridge was scheduled for repairs next year, so they decided to get to work on it early. The entire deck and cover has been […]

24 Feb 2012

Finally, some snow in Vermont

  It has snowed a few times in Vermont this winter, just not when I’ve been here. This afternoon it started and I’m excited. I went to the covered bridge in the village at dusk and shot as the darkness set in and the snow fell. I wanted to get a shot of car headlights illuminating the inside of the bridge, so I stood in the cold snow. I started by doing wide angle shots and I didn’t like the […]

04 Sep 2011

Vermont’s Bowers covered bridge washed away by Irene

I have been photographing the covered bridges of Vermont for the last five years and been to all of them, most several times. I hope to have a book out next year featuring all the bridges. One of my favorites is Bowers, a little 48-feet-long bridge over the Mill Brook in West Windsor. The bridge sits down in a ravine with a gravel road heading up hills on both sides. A house up the hill on the south side has […]

06 Oct 2010

When it is raining, look for cover

It rained all day in Vermont, which isn’t doing anything good for the foliage. There was plenty of wind to go with the rain so it will be interesting to see how the remaining leaves fared. There is always something to do here in Woodstock, and I went to two of the three covered bridges in town. Lincoln Bridge was built in 1877 and restored in 1988 to the dismay of the town’s people and historian. They put a bright […]

08 Jun 2010

What’s good: NJ’s only covered bridge

I have a fondness for covered bridges. My little town of Spencerville, Ind., had the only one in the northern half of the state. It was a source of pride for the 300 town residents. I’ve spent a lot of time the last three years photographing Vermont’s 110 covered bridges. New Jersey only has one, in Sergeantsville. I was in the area this afternoon, so I drove over. The bridge is nice and I loved the exposed roots of a […]