Inside Out

I used to think this was a nice photo.  Yeah, it's okay, but certainly not the best.   When I took the photo, I was interested in showing detail of the Vermont covered bridge. I wanted sort of a muted or blurred background to make the subject more prominent.  My interest was the diamond pattern … Continue reading Inside Out

Covered Bridges

I love covered bridges.  I like the detail structural work and the craftsmanship required to construct it, all of those rough-hewn  timbers cut so precisely and fit perfectly into place by common men with average skills of the day.  By today's standards, the carpentry skills of the average worker in the early 1800's would be … Continue reading Covered Bridges

Fall Colors

I just returned from four days in Park City, UT:  lots of mountain landscape photos with golden aspens sprinkled here and there amongst the pine trees.  Very pretty. But, my pictures aren't ready yet so you'll have to settle for this beautiful scene from Vermont, taken last fall near Manchester, VT.  Not only were the … Continue reading Fall Colors

1928 Franklin

This photo was taken at the estate of Robert Todd Lincoln, son of President Abraham Lincoln, in the Vermont hills near Manchester, VT.  What appears to be chrome is actually polished nickel, chrome steel hadn't been developed yet.  The car still runs and has a top speed of 55 mph. I've entered this photo into … Continue reading 1928 Franklin

Vermont Harvest

Scratch another one off my Bucket List, the fall colors of New England.  I found that catching the turning leaves at their peak can be a crap shoot, and a day or two either way can make a big difference.   Even in the same day, you can go from no fall colors to peak … Continue reading Vermont Harvest


During my recent trip through New England, I strolled through a few country cemeteries, and was amazed at the age and condition of the tombstones.   New Hampshire is called the "Granite State", Vermont is known for its marble and slate is also quite abundant, so its no wonder that New England tombstones are made … Continue reading PLAN AHEAd

Vermont Birch

The main reason for the two week road trip I mentioned in previous posts was to witness the fall colors in New England, called the annual "leaf peep" by the locals.  This photo was taken in Vermont near Wells, Vt. By Columbus Day, the birch trees have already lost their leaves, but the hardwoods are … Continue reading Vermont Birch