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especially for you PWT

Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:38 am
by abby
PWT:
I took your advice and visited here:

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here's another shot especially for you :)

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Thanks for the tip. I really enjoyed visiting Chutters Candy Store.........and the free samples of fudge, and dips, and crackers were so delicious.......we just grazed our way through the store! :) We walked through downtown Littleton and ate lunch (after the grazing) at the restaurant beside the old mill and ate outside on the deck over the river. It was really beautiful.

The lupine were really beautiful both in New Hampshire and Vermont this weekend. I'm working on my photos.....I have lots of them to go through.

I hope everyone is enjoying the beginning of summer!!!!!!!

Carol (abby)

Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:41 am
by pwt54
Yeah, I try to go there 3 or 4 times a year. I try to go a week or so before Christmas to get a bag of old fashion Christmas candy for my mother. I also like to test the fudge at the Bath General Store. The Showy Lady's Slippers are out on the Dog Pond Road. The water was over my water proof hiking boots and a thunderstorm was coming, so I rushed my photo shots. I hope they come out okay. They have spread down the swamp this year.

Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 7:34 pm
by abby
I hope they came out okay too PWT. Let us know when you have them posted. Would love to see them!
Carol (abby)

Thunder Falls

Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:00 pm
by pwt54
My brother and I were driving down to Weston on route 100 and decided to take the River Road between route 100 ( across from the golf course) and route US 4 in Killington as a short cut. We saw this new boardwalk going across the bog and decided to try it. There was an itty-bitty parking area in front of the walkway. The walkway ended at a falls called Thunder Falls. Impressive for VT. I checked the trees and saw some a few red maples. This could make a good photo opportunity, buy the lighting is trickey.

Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:15 pm
by abby
This sounds promising PWT. Thanks for the info. I have tried a few times to get some decent waterfall shots, but it's been a losing battle for me so far. I have been "coached" on the how to's, but for some reason, I've had a lot of difficulty. I am not giving up, and have set a goal for myself to get some decent waterfall/smooth water shots. Perhaps one of these days I can make it to this area. It sounds nice. I wasn't too clear with your directions.......is this spot on River Road in Weston?
Thanks again.
Carol
P.S. I hope you enjoyed the 4th of July weekend.

Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:35 am
by pwt54
No. This is the River Road in Killington. The falls are heavily tree lined and it's dark. When we were there at noon the sun was shining right on the falls and the surrounding area was dark. Getting a good shot is tricky. It might be better doing in the late afternoon or mid morning. There is a rough trail going to the top right now, but the club is suppose to improve it later this summer. The River Road itself should have some good color judging by the trees.

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:06 pm
by abby
Yes, that light does sound very tricky. Sounds like an overcast day might be best....but you have me very intrigued so I'm putting this on my list of future places to visit. I'll get there one of these days. Thanks again PWT.
Carol

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:13 am
by pwt54
An overcast day may be too dark. If your camera has some sort of manuel adjustments you might be able to work it out.

Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 6:21 am
by abby
Thanks PWT. I was thinking it may be too dark after I thought about it. Have a great weekend!
Carol

Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:15 pm
by pwt54
Abby, I just read in the northeastwaterfalls.com website that the waterfalls has 4 levels and can also be reached from the Thundering Brook Road off route US 4.

Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 5:59 pm
by abby
Thanks so much for the info PWT. :)
Carol (abby)

Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:22 pm
by Andy
abby wrote:Thanks PWT. I was thinking it may be too dark after I thought about it. Have a great weekend!
Carol


Carol: It shouldn't be too dark, if you shoot from a tripod. You are right that an "overcast" day (I like "bright overcast") is probably better. What you want is relatively flat (low contrast) lighting and a day when there is no wind. You can then shoot longer exposures (from a tripod), and still get the foliage in focus. The longer exposure will get you that smooth water effect that you want. When you meter, you want to make sure you don't overexpose (blow out) the whitest part of the water.

Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:09 pm
by pwt54
Normal wind may not be a problem. You will be in a wooded cove at the bottom and thick woods on the way up. The climb up is steep.

Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:21 pm
by abby
Thank you Andy and PWT. I'm not sure if we will make it to this particular waterfall this year or not, but I have it filed away nonetheless!
Carol (abby)