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by Pentaxguy
Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:11 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Shenandoah National Park & Blue Ridge Parkway
Replies: 10
Views: 6321

Steak or Hamburg?

Don't mean to sound a dissonant note. But with the superb color we have seen here in New England, why would you want to settle for less in the mid Atlantic states? The prime steak of Vermont and New Hampshire versus the Big Mac of the Smokies doesn't seem like a real comparison. :lol: With the color...
by Pentaxguy
Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: ARNOLD JOHN KAPLAN'S MONTHLY PHOTO SCENIC - OCTOBER
Replies: 5
Views: 4961

A great place to photograph in Vermont

Interesting that Mr Kaplan's photo is a later day shot, with the sun raking the side of the sugar house facing the road, even though he suggests it as a morning shot after the Jenne Farm. Regardless, it's become an iconic image of what lures all photographers to the Green Mountain State. And many of...
by Pentaxguy
Sun Sep 27, 2009 9:09 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Does anyone remember Storyland?
Replies: 4
Views: 3878

Here's a childhood memory from the Green Mountain State

When I was a youngster, the family would travel up through Vermont, and there were big signs for SEA SHELL CITY on Route 7 near Brandon. "50 miles ahead" the sign would proclaim the pleasures of the unlikeliest of Green Mountain attractions. After many signs, there would appear some dubious roadside...
by Pentaxguy
Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Finding The Elusive Peak: Does It Really Matter?
Replies: 7
Views: 6383

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 Vermont. T...
by Pentaxguy
Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: PHOTOS
Replies: 11
Views: 6744

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: 3
Views: 6700

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: 3
Views: 6700

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: 5
Views: 5039

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: 2960

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: 3
Views: 5541

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: 6
Views: 4590

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: 2828

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: 1
Views: 2158

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: 8
Views: 6612

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: 3441

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...