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photos from Memorial day weekend

Posted: Tue May 27, 2008 8:51 pm
by abby
I hope you all are well and enjoying the spring!! I was fortunate to have a beautiful 3 day weekend in Barton this past weekend and had the opportunity to get out and do some photographing.

PWT--------I went to your woodland wildflowers area on Dog Pond Road but it was kind of early yet for the flowers. I even brought my boots with me and was going to take a picture of my feet to show you! (LOL)However, I did drive "under" the barn that you mentioned and have a photo to prove it! :-)

I'm hoping to spark some posting here. I see that there is some interest with the number of views, so maybe we can start talking about our fall photo sights......it's only 4 months away.

I am putting a link to my picasa site from this weekend with the location of some of the photos. Feel free to browse though them and I hope they inspire all of us to start thinking about Vermont photography. It's nice to be able to share my obsession (oh, I mean hobby) with others who have the same interest.

www.picasaweb.google.com/smithcar57/Mem ... dInVermont

Hope to hear from you soon???

Carol (abby)

Great Job!

Posted: Sat May 31, 2008 6:37 am
by ctyanky
Abby: thoroughly enjoyed your photos, especially Lake Willoughby, the moose and the "road running under the barn" per PWT's recommendation. The barn is on our itinerary, Tebbets Road I think it is, for fall. It's nice to see a picture of where we are going. Kudos for the outstanding shots you've taken!

Looking forward to meeting you at the reunion! Hope you are doing well and getting your photo plans ready for another banner year! (Keeping my fingers crossed!) :lol:

Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:29 pm
by pwt54
I was ther yesterday and they were not up yet. I took my photos of them on June 13th last year, so we may have a couple of weeks to go. I was a naughty boy last month. My sister in law said that her old fuji camera was dead, so I gave her my canon A710 and went out and bought the new canon G9. After I bought the camera I went over to Curcuit City to check on my niece's laptop and saw the new Nikkon with the 18x zoom. I wonder if a cousin could use a panasonic fz30?

Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:14 pm
by abby
CT:
I'm glad you found the photos helpful....especially the barn. I don't know what you will be using for directions to get there in the Fall, but just want to clarify one thing. I forgot my gps and my atlas at home in Massachusetts so I was going by PWT's directions that I printed off the thread here titled "Gear does it matter". The directions were great except the road across from the church is the wrong name on PWT's directions. It wasn't a big deal and we turned up that road figuring it might be the wrong name and sure enough.......we were at the right spot. I just didn't want it to cause you any confusion.

I'm looking forward to meeting you and everyone as well!

Thanks again CT!

Carol

Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:26 pm
by abby
pwt54 wrote:I was ther yesterday and they were not up yet. I took my photos of them on June 13th last year, so we may have a couple of weeks to go. I was a naughty boy last month. My sister in law said that her old fuji camera was dead, so I gave her my canon A710 and went out and bought the new canon G9. After I bought the camera I went over to Curcuit City to check on my niece's laptop and saw the new Nikkon with the 18x zoom. I wonder if a cousin could use a panasonic fz30?


Hi PWT!
Oooohhhh.....I hope you can make it back again in mid June this year to get some more photos. I doubt I'll make it back there. I will be heading back up in June but I won't have any time to get back to that spot. There's always next June for me though!

Good luck with the new G9! I'm sure you will love it! Your cousin will be very lucky if you give away your Panasonic FZ30. That is such a great camera......as old as it is......I hear very good things about the FZ30 and it's replacement the FZ50. I am so tempted to get an FZ50 before it's discontinued but 2 things prevent me from doing it. First, I don't know if it will be replaced by an even better model, and if so, I may want to get that. Secondly, in the back of my mind the word DSLR keeps whispering in my ear, but I just don't know!!!!

That new Nikon has a very wide lens, (27 mm I think?) and it has 18 times zoom. Pretty versatile stuff! Hmmmm.....can you tell I've been shopping around?? (LOL)

Thanks again for the woodland wildflower tip, and I'll try to make it next year. Although we didn't see the flowers, it was a very pleasant drive, and Tebbets Road (?spelling) looked to me like it would be a very scenic drive in the fall. The hills on that road are HUGE! CT is going to love it there! :)
Carol

Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:41 am
by pwt54
I took a trip on the Kilkenny Loop near Berlin, NH yesterday. This NFR comes off the York Pond Road. The York Pond Rd comes off route 110 between West Milan and Berlin, NH. Look for the Berlin Fish Hatchery sign to find York Pond RD. The Kilkenny Loop goes through a variety of woodlands, evergreen, mixed, and hardwoods. It also has quite a few areas with regular Lady's Slipper flowers and some Painted Trilliums. The Trilliums were going by, but there were a few good ones left. The Lady's Slippers were in their peak stage. Some in their pure white stage and quite a few in the deep pink stage. Really nice and next to the road. Lots of other wildflowers also. Unfortunately, the "skeeters" peaking too. Judging by the type of trees, it could be colorful in the fall. Only one long vista on this loop.

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:19 pm
by abby
Hi PWT. Sounds like you had a nice drive. I'll have to file those directions away for the future! I was back up in Barton again this weekend. There were lots of flowers blooming all over and the lupine have started to bloom. I hope the lupine are still around in two weeks because I have yet another trip planned up North, this time to Sugar Hill/franconia Notch area for the Lupine festival and then spending the night in Barton. I sure hope the lupine are still to be found in two weeks. Here's a sneak peak.....I took this in Glover VT yesterday:

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Thanks again PWT and please keep us updated if you find any more photo ops when you're out and about in your travels.
Carol (abby)

Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:01 am
by pwt54
I was up in Barton last Sunday. I was taking my mother for a ride up in Pittsburg,NH and stopped at the Candlepin Restuarant for a late breakfast. Right now that area is in between spring wildflowers and summer wildflowers. When you come back the summer wildflowers will be blooming. I was on vacation last week so I wandered around northern NH, central VT, and northern (gasp) NY. The summer flowers are really popping up in Addison County and the area between Ticonderoga and Whitehall,NY. Northern VT and NH have maybe a week to go. There is a whole field of yellow flag iris about 3 miles past the Chimney Point Bridge in NY. I had a lot of chances to try out my new Canon G9 last week and I like it. I need more practice for the tricky situations. By the way Abby, I think the Showy Lady's Slippers will still be blooming when you come back up, so if you can fit it in give it a try.

Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 6:19 am
by abby
Hi PWT,
We go to the Candlepin Restaurant all the time for dinner and sometimes when we are out snowmobiling we will stop there for lunch as it is right along the trail. If you're up that way again, I highly recommend the Parsons Corner located on the Corner of Church St and Elm Street for breakfast or lunch. The owners name is Eddie...he does all the cooking...and the food is always fresh and delicious! :)

Thanks for more flower tips. I'll be spending the majority of my time next weekend in Sugar Hill/Franconia Notch NH on Saturday but I'm planning on getting up before sunrise on Sunday and heading out and about for a few hours in the Barton area.

I'm glad you're enjoying your new G9. Do you still put your photos up on webshots?

Please keep the updates on the flowers coming PWT. You're a great help.

Carol

Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:28 am
by pwt54
No I haven't posted them yet. Heck I haven't even edited them yet. If you happen to drive through Littleton,NH, stop at Chutter's Store and check out the candy bar.