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by faxmachineanthem
Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:32 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Best time to visit
Replies: 14
Views: 8370

Hi ramesh, Both the first and second week are likely to be good but in different parts of the state. The color typically starts in the high elevations and the northeast in very late September and moves to the low elevations and south through the second week of October. If you go late September throu...
by faxmachineanthem
Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:53 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Kirby Mountain Road
Replies: 10
Views: 6608

Hi From_the_NEK, I actually did make it to that spot last year and will go back again this year. In fact I think I went there based on your advice, which was very helpful to me last year. It was cloudy when I went, but I thought it could also make a nice late afternoon spot for photos if the sun is ...
by faxmachineanthem
Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:32 am
Forum: Vermont Photography Forum
Topic: Lobster Rolls, Lens Diffraction, And Getting The Real Scoop
Replies: 9
Views: 7162

I too am surprised that Art Wolfe throws the diffraction issue out the window and shoots at f22. Surely he knows about diffraction. That said, it hasn't seemed to me to be too important. Typically I shoot landscapes at f11, since it seems to be a good compromise between most lens' sweet spot (usuall...
by faxmachineanthem
Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Vermont Photography Forum
Topic: Post Depression Vermont color photos
Replies: 1
Views: 3695

Post Depression Vermont color photos

I came across this link and found it very interesting. Many of these photos are from New England, and a few from Vermont. " These images, by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, are some of the only color photographs taken of the effects of the Depression on A...
by faxmachineanthem
Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: Vermont Photography Forum
Topic: RAW?
Replies: 4
Views: 4694

I shoot raw. I like having the maximum flexibility while editing, often to admittedly fix mistakes I've made such exposure and especially white balance. And once you get into a certain workflow (Lightroom for me) it's no more work than shooting jpg. If you only make minor tweaks to your photos, shoo...
by faxmachineanthem
Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:49 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: YOUR 2010 VERMONT ITINERARY - Read Rules Before Posting!
Replies: 10
Views: 9057

10/2 driving up to NEK (Lyndonville area) 10/3 NEK (Lyndonville area) 10/4 NEK (Lyndonville area) 10/5 NEK (Lyndonville area) or possibly Stowe or Machester area if I find a good place to stay 10/6 driving home I'd be happy to meet for a sunrise shoot. Peacham or Owl's Head are nice spots within "co...
by faxmachineanthem
Sat Aug 07, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: Vermont Photography Forum
Topic: Andy and Al's Great Minnesota Adventure
Replies: 23
Views: 16338

Really interesting shots, guys. Very unique situation w/ the fireworks and the lighthouse. Andy, I know what you mean-- sometimes I find myself shooting at high ISO because I forgot to check my settings.
by faxmachineanthem
Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:07 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: What’s In Your Vermont Travel Bag? :)
Replies: 9
Views: 6673

Points taken Andy. I have not read his Maine book, but I did find his Oregon Coast book to be fantastic. I did notice he tended to be "biased" towards southern VT, which is to be expected since he lives there and knows that best. I did quibble with some of his "favorites" rankings in the back of the...
by faxmachineanthem
Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:35 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: What’s In Your Vermont Travel Bag? :)
Replies: 9
Views: 6673

One book that I've found invaluable is David Middleton's Photographer's Guide to Vermont. Even if you're not a photographer, it's an entertaining guide to some of the most beautiful spots in Vermont.
by faxmachineanthem
Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:33 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Fall Foliage Weather 2010
Replies: 15
Views: 11781

These may be of interest. It has been hot in Vermont. However, they've had enough rain at least over the full 6 months of the year. However, I think that's decieving as NJ is also listed as having plenty of rain. We had plenty of rain through May. But the dry and hot spell in June/July has taken it'...
by faxmachineanthem
Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Fall Foliage Weather 2010
Replies: 15
Views: 11781

I've been thinking about this same issue. Here in New Jersey, we had a great mild and wet spring. The trees loved it. But the past month has been very hot and dry, to the point where many smaller trees are losing their leaves. I hope it's been a bit cooler and wetter in Vermont.
by faxmachineanthem
Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: Vermont Photography Forum
Topic: Pacific Northwest photos
Replies: 4
Views: 5195

Thanks everyone for the kind words. Andy, You're right, I will have to look into those insurance options. That, and remind myself to make sure my camera bag is not 90%, but 100% zipped. The thing that kills me is the first time I drop a lens out of my bag, it has to be on a bridge above a waterfall....
by faxmachineanthem
Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:21 am
Forum: Vermont Photography Forum
Topic: Pacific Northwest photos
Replies: 4
Views: 5195

Pacific Northwest photos

Hi all, I took a family trip to the Pacific Northwest for the first two weeks of June. This was our first time out there. We flew into San Francisco and drove up to Seattle, seeing the Sonoma wine country, the redwoods, the Oregon coast, Portland, and Olympic National Park on the way. It was a great...
by faxmachineanthem
Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:32 am
Forum: Vermont Photography Forum
Topic: Photos from Maine
Replies: 8
Views: 11568

Wow, Carol, you did a great job. I can see a difference between your photos now and even a year ago. You are improving. :D My favorites are #9, #27, #35, #69. I like the shallow depth of field on #27. Unconventional for a landscape photo but I think it was the right choice to bring attention to the ...
by faxmachineanthem
Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:27 am
Forum: Vermont Photography Forum
Topic: Alaska
Replies: 3
Views: 4200

Wow, a lot of great shots for only 7 days. Looks like you had some nice weather. I really like #48, #61, and #86. But the best are those eagle shots. :shock: Wow. How was the trip?