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by Pentaxguy
Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Finding The Elusive Peak: Does It Really Matter?
Replies: 7
Views: 6265

Point well taken, leaflover

And with the beautiful steeples of churches rising above the fall colors, it's even more inspiring. Or is that "in-SPIRE-ing?" As an example, the white steeples in Peacham and Middletown Springs, and the brown steeple in East Orange, add a beautiful counterpoint to the colors of autumn in ...
by Pentaxguy
Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: PHOTOS
Replies: 12
Views: 6552

Lady Slippers still looking good on Thursday June 25th

Thanks Phil for the inspirational pictures that prompted me to head to the bog with my camera equipment. All I can say is WOW....a great photo op in a place I'd never ever stumble on by myself. Using your directions backward.....I traveled from Hartland Four Corners and up Weed Road....I arrived at ...
by Pentaxguy
Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: Vermont Photography Forum
Topic: Thought I'd share my New England Fall Photo Book
Replies: 4
Views: 6406

Use the plus button.

Thanks guys for your comments. If you hit the plus (+) button on the bottom, you can enlarge the view. Click as many times as you can, then drag the image up to view the caption (as you would on a google map). Unfortunately, you lose the detail that can actually be seen in the printed book. I think ...
by Pentaxguy
Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:54 pm
Forum: Vermont Photography Forum
Topic: Thought I'd share my New England Fall Photo Book
Replies: 4
Views: 6406

Thought I'd share my New England Fall Photo Book

I found out just how easy it is to publish your own photo book, and thought I'd try it out with fall photos from Vermont and around New England. You can page through to see some of my favorite places to photograph http://www.mypublisher.com/bookshelf/bookviewer.py?d=tq%3Ey-cppl%60je%3E36377%3A3 You ...
by Pentaxguy
Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Update for northern VT
Replies: 7
Views: 4801

Ditto on pwt54's light observations

There is nothing like a backlit tree, practically glowing as sun reveals the brilliant color in the leaves. Driving against the light is excellent advice. :D And let me add that, even if there is no sun, wearing warm polarizing sunglasses (I use a pair of fisherman's glasses bought at a walmart stor...
by Pentaxguy
Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Foliage around Woodstock this Friday (10/10)
Replies: 2
Views: 2875

Was just there on Wednesday 10-8

Jenne Farm, south of Woodstock, looked good at sunrise, with about THREE DOZEN PHOTOGRAPHERS lining the hillside to get shots. Sun cooperated, and the foliage polarized nicely. Remember, although you should be there before the sun comes up, it still needs to rise above the hill to cast its light on ...
by Pentaxguy
Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:26 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: How is the foliage in Peacham/Barnet, VT
Replies: 4
Views: 5452

Was just there Saturday and Sunday

Foliage is very good, but not great. I arrived at dawn Saturday to photograph the village from a hill in East Peacham, but the clouds blocked the dawning sun. Clouds didn't break for a good hour or so. After staying at Joe's Pond overnight, I went back for dawn Sunday morning, and was greeted by a v...
by Pentaxguy
Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:04 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Arriving from Ireland on 18th October. Worried its too late
Replies: 7
Views: 4538

Ditto on Celfan's suggestion

Since I live just 15 miles away from Northampton, Mass, I can heartily recommend a visit across the Vermont border to one of the great small arts and restaurant cities in the country. I drive to Northampton to get on I-91 for the trip up to the glories of the Green Mountain State. Consider too a vis...
by Pentaxguy
Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Foliage report
Replies: 2
Views: 2770

Missing a route number

Route 100 south of route ____ should still have good color this coming weekend.

We're all kinda curious what that route might be.
by Pentaxguy
Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:51 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Moss Glen Falls closed to visitors
Replies: 2
Views: 2109

Moss Glen Falls closed to visitors

I just got back from a 2 day trip to Vermont, and headed down route 100 to view Moss Glen Falls in Granville. Unfortunately, the parking is closed off with orange tape, and it looks like they're brought in a crane to hide the view. Anyone know what happened, or was this planned? If it was planned, t...
by Pentaxguy
Wed Oct 01, 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: foliage trip to Vermont first time on 10/10
Replies: 10
Views: 6508

Great scene in Middletown Springs

If you drive up the hill up past the Community Church of Middletown Springs on the green, you can get an incredible view, isolating the white church steeple against a kaleidoscope of fall colors. It's one of the nicest Vermont scenes I've ever photographed.
by Pentaxguy
Wed Oct 01, 2008 6:20 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Arnold Kaplan's article for 10/1 Boston Globe
Replies: 5
Views: 3361

On photographing the Sugar Shack

Although Kaplan calls it a morning shot, I have found the most dramatic shots around 4pm, that's late afternoon in the fall. At that time, shadows are cast across the road from the left, and the broad side of the building facing the photographer up the hill, is lit. The red polarizes and pops nicely...
by Pentaxguy
Sat Sep 27, 2008 2:07 pm
Forum: Vermont Photography Forum
Topic: PHOTO LOCATIONS
Replies: 32
Views: 41132

A word of warning on Owl's Head

A buddy and I decided to shoot from Owl's Head at dawn, and arrived to find the gate was LOCKED. It's a good trek up the road to the parking, then the quarter mile climb from there. Suffice to say, we had a serious change of plans. We headed back north to Peacham Pond, and were greeted by the sound ...
by Pentaxguy
Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:14 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: October Farmer's Almanac Just in for Northeast!
Replies: 1
Views: 1990

The Old Farmer's Almanac CLAIMS an 80 percent track record, but I remember an analysis several years back ACTUALLY showed less that 35 percent of the predictions actually panned out. According to a Wunderground blog, "Nick Bond a Seattle based research meteorologist did a little analysis: He as...
by Pentaxguy
Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:56 pm
Forum: Vermont Photography Forum
Topic: Your phenomenal pdf on Photographing Scenic Vermont
Replies: 4
Views: 6912

Acrobat problems with the Photographing Vermont PDF

Andy, For some reason I get warnings about some kind of incompatibility of your PDF with Acrobat on a Vista laptop and also on an old Millenium edition desktop, and both shut it down. I have no idea why. I get about as far as the Peacham section, then a warning appears, and I lose it. Too bad. I kno...

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