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The Nooning

December 29, 2016 - The photo above was inspired by Winslow Homer's "The Nooning" (1872). With the passing of the trauma of the Civil War, i...
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Let the Bridges Fall Down!

December 10, 2016 - Pictured above is a recreation of a circa 1890's classroom located in The Black River Academy Museum in Ludlow, VT. The...
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Eureka!

December 04, 2016 - Pictured above is the Eureka schoolhouse, the oldest surviving schoolhouse and one of a few 18th century public building...
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Free and Independent

November 19, 2016 - Pictured above is the former tavern of Elijah West in Windsor, VT where the Constitution of the Vermont Republic was dra...
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Hubbardton - When a Loss is a Win

November 09, 2016 - In the above image, 2 soldiers from Seth Warner's regiment stand guard on Monument Hill where the Hubbardton battle took...
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Coats of Many Colors

October 27, 2016 - Real history is often complex and not given to simple stories. The Revolutionary War was in many ways a civil war, espec...
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Roberts Rules

October 21, 2016 - The top image is of the 27th Inniskilling Regiment of Foot. This Irish regiment is rather famous in the British Army hav...
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Where is the Wall to Mend?

October 16, 2016 - The Old First Church of Bennington (above) was built in 1805 but the congregation was formed in 1761 by Capt. Samuel Rob...
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The Road Not Taken (now)

October 08, 2016 - Between 1740 and 1760 much of what is presently the State of Vermont was occupied primarily by Indians due to both the a...
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Fort at No. 4 - A Frontier Settlement

October 02, 2016 - The information presented here is largely taken from printed and online material produced by The Fort at No. 4 organizat...
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At The Frontier's Edge

September 26, 2016 - At the beginning of the 18th century, Deerfield Massachusetts was the New England northwestern frontier of the British c...
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The People of the Dawn Land

September 18, 2016 - Meet River Bear and his wife. Before you read further take a moment to assess your reaction to this image. This couple a...
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A New Generation - Leadership and Turret Lathes

September 09, 2016 - Note: It is recommended to read the prior blog(s) to fully appreciate this posting. The above simulated pencil sketch i...
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Moving Down River

September 05, 2016 - This image is of the now shuttered Parks and Woolson operation, a maker of clothing manufacturing equipment. The 3 story...
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"Put the Vermonters ahead"

August 28, 2016 - Meet Dennis Charles representing a Vermont member of the Grand Army of the Republic, a fraternal organization of Union s...
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Winds of War - Robbins and Lawrence

August 16, 2016 - The rifle wind vane atop the cupola has been an enduring and representative feature of the Robbins and Lawrence building...
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Precision Valley - 18th Century Tech Bubble

August 08, 2016 - This image is part of an ongoing VT History Photo Essay Project. The project objective seeks to explore VT history throu...
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The Sheep Bubble No.3 - Beyond Merino

August 03, 2016 - This image is part of an ongoing VT History Photo Essay Project. The project objective seeks to explore VT history throu...
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The Sheep Bubble No.2 - A Sheep Tradition Continues

July 22, 2016 - This image is part of an ongoing VT History Photo Essay Project. The project objective seeks to explore VT history throu...
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The Sheep Bubble No.1 (VT History Photo Essay No.2)

July 11, 2016 - This image is part of an ongoing VT History Photo Essay Project. The project objective seeks to explore VT history throu...
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American Roots Photography No.3 - Classic Fishing

September 10, 2015 - I knew when I took this image I was going for a Hudson River School type landscape. As I looked downstream from the bank...
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American Roots Photography No.2 - Vermont Country Sunrise

September 03, 2015 - This is my second installment of what I am calling my American Roots Photography project where I am attempting to emulat...
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American Roots Photography - Part 1

August 02, 2015 - In 2001 PBS made a popular documentary series entitled "American Roots Music" exploring the roots of American music. As...
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Room(s) With a Milky Way View

July 24, 2014 - This is another in a series of images from my friend's home on Lynd's Hill Rd, Plymouth, VT. I am sure some will recogni...
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How Does Your Garden Grow?

June 20, 2014 - It was a long hard winter in Vermont, but now in June (as in every year) the flowers have burst into color. This makes t...
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Throwback Thursday 1. Starry Winter Night

May 29, 2014 - Just as cameras and photography techniques improve, so also does post-processing software. Today an amazing selection of...
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Bike Path Photography

November 03, 2013 - I especially like Images from the the photographic genre termed "street photography". A street photographer records imag...
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Fall View From Rocks

October 11, 2013 - Those who follow this blog will recognize this scene and I have been encouraged by some to capture the view in all 4 sea...
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Vermont Peak Foliage Sunrise

October 10, 2013 - "The first week of October in Vermont is the unbearably beautiful American time and place. Brilliant yellow birch-covere...
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Variations on an Iconic Shot

October 05, 2013 - We all like visiting well known places like the Eiffel Tower and, of course, taking a photo to show family and friends....
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Red, White, and Blue

September 29, 2013 - As I have said before, often when shooting there is the picture you intended to shoot and the one that presents itself....
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Not Summer, Not Fall

September 26, 2013 - Partly because I have been working on my Alaska photos and partly because I have been lacking inspiration, I have not ta...
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Young Guns

August 08, 2013 - I have not posted much in the last month partly because I have been teaching photography to a group of 9th and 10th grad...
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Meditation

August 07, 2013 - Our location near the dam at Red Bridge on the Black River is a magnet for many during the summer. Most are participatin...
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Old Flower

August 04, 2013 - Among the summer blessings in our home town of Ludlow, VT are Laura's flowers. Laura provides from her garden each summe...
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No Cable, One Car

July 24, 2013 - Sometimes an image needs a back story and this is such an image. When we moved to Vermont, Claire and I decided to give...
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Huck Would Be Proud

July 18, 2013 - I first read the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in the fifth grade and re-read it twice more before graduating from high...
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Sarah Snapshot

July 17, 2013 - Today's image is a snapshot with my phone camera. An objective with many of my photos is to tell a story but often it is...
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Weight of Winter

July 13, 2013 - My cousin Edie suggested I need a seasonal picture from the same vantage point atop Lynd's Hill as the nice summer shot...
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Room(s) With a View (3)

July 12, 2013 - As I have written before, I have a good friend that lives on top of a hill in Plymouth, VT. Together we have been workin...
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Passing Storm

July 07, 2013 - Our town July 4th fireworks were scheduled for last Friday night but a thunderstorm came through at 7P. Ultimately the f...
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Honoring President Coolidge

July 04, 2013 - We live just 7 miles from the birthplace and homestead of Calvin Coolidge - "Silent Cal". Coolidge attended school in ou...
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Happy July 4th

July 04, 2013 - Each year a group of individuals put on a fireworks display on our lake - Lake Rescue. They pay for the fireworks out of...
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Foggy Morning

June 27, 2013 - We have been having a very rainy June in Vermont and I have to carefully pick my times for bike rides - thank goodness f...
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Goodnight Moon

June 26, 2013 - I had promised another Supermoon landscape over Okemo but in the end I just didn't like the image enough to post. So ins...
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Sunrise, Moonset

June 25, 2013 - Following up on yesterday's post, as I finished shooting the Super Moon and was starting to pack, it occurred to me that...
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It's Only A Super Moon

June 24, 2013 - You know you are probably becoming a little obsessive about photography when you get out of bed at 3:15A to get a pictur...
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Coolidge Meets Fellini

June 22, 2013 - On Wednesday as I my bike ride was taking me to the top of Plymouth Notch, I spied this meadow and undulating hill set a...
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Lithe and Lovely Lupine

June 21, 2013 - The Lupine is one of the more popular June flowers in the Northeast with people frequently commenting on having seen the...
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Lake Cottage

June 20, 2013 - This image is a shot of my favorite home (other than mine) on our lake - Lake Rescue in Ludlow, Vermont. Everything in t...
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Refreshed Rosa Rugosa

June 19, 2013 - I recently wrote about the hardy Rosa rugosa also commonly called the Cape Cod Rose. Yesterday I received a new lens tha...
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Room(s) With a View II

June 18, 2013 - In the winter I posted a landscape taken from atop Lynds Hill Road where good friends recently relocated. Nancy fell in...
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A Rugged Rose

June 12, 2013 - Those of you who have visited us in Vermont know how close we are to the Red Bridge over the Black River. Partially as a...
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How Does Your Garden Grow?

June 10, 2013 - Although not perfect small towns do offer glimpses into a time when community meant something different than a Facebook...
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Sugaring - Part 2. Boiling

March 10, 2013 - Happy Acres Farm - Sugaring Under the Stars Last week I posted some pictures of Jim Peplau tapping his maple trees in p...
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Sugaring - Part 1. Tapping

March 04, 2013 - Several recent posts have dealt with signs of Spring. Nothing in Vermont speaks to early Spring as much as "sugaring", t...
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Room(s) With a View

February 24, 2013 - Friends of ours recently purchased a home that has spectacular views. The home is about 1.5 miles south of the Calvin Co...
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Spring Signs - The Willow Tree

February 21, 2013 - Although winter is still very much in evidence in Vermont, by late February signs of a future Spring begin to emerge. Th...
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Vermont Winter Landscape - Currier & Ives Style

February 18, 2013 - This image was taken on New Year's Day this year as we were returning from a "brunch" with our friends the Wendts. This...
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Finding Nemo - VT Style

February 09, 2013 - I know that the storm named Nemo created much havoc along the coastal northeast. And I also know that many people are wi...
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Spring Through a Frosty Window

February 05, 2013 - I have decided February is a month to be spent on a study of photographic composition. I am re-reading my 2 favorite boo...
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Early Valentine From Vermont

February 04, 2013 - It is that time of year again. After a new member of our church brought her "hearts" to our congregation a few years ago...
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The Incredible Landfill Orchestra

January 30, 2013 - My War on Clutter: Never "organize" what you can discard I seemed to be finding headlines that link together. First I r...
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The New Old Age

January 28, 2013 - The New Old Age The New Old Age is the title of a relatively new blog at the NY Times. The actual headline I wanted to...
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God's Idea

January 27, 2013 - God's Idea Today's sermon was titled God's Idea and the basic message was that all that we have and our freedom in life...
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How High Could the Tide Go?

January 22, 2013 - How High Could the Tide Go? Today's picture was suggested by an article in the Environment section of the NY Times. Sci...
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With All Your Weight

January 20, 2013 - With All Your Weight Once again I found the title for today from the minister's sermon. Rev. Harpster told the story of...
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What You Shouldn't Say or Do on a First Date

January 19, 2013 - What You Shouldn't Say or Do on a First Date This headline from the AARP online magazine caught my attention this morni...
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Equation of Time Solves Mystery of Gray Mornings

January 18, 2013 - Equation of Time Solves Mystery of Gray Mornings (NY Times Science Section) As much as I like winter in Vermont, I do l...
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Stained Glass, From Churches to Malls

January 17, 2013 - Stained Glass, From Churches to Malls I took this picture a year ago as our church was preparing for its 220th year ann...
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Snow returns; cold weather is back

January 16, 2013 - Snow returns; cold weather is back As I have noted we have been experiencing a thaw with above freezing temperatures an...
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Prisoner of Hope

January 13, 2013 - Prisoner of Hope I confess. I shot today's picture before I had a caption. We are experiencing a January thaw which is...
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No Headline - Just an Early Morning Picture

January 09, 2013 - Today's picture was taken before I read anything today so feel free to supply whatever title you wish. For quite some ti...
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Iceland, Cold but Seething Hot

January 08, 2013 - Put Iceland, Cold but Seething Hot, on Your 2013 Anxiety Barometer This headline is from the NY Times television sectio...
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A Basket Ball Coach Ahead of His Time

January 04, 2013 - A Basket Ball Coach Ahead of His Time Jerry Tarkanian is the basketball coach referenced here and he did indeed challen...
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Avis to Buy Zipcar for $500 Million

January 02, 2013 - Avis to Buy Zipcar for $500 Million From the NY Times business section, this headline caused me to think about old cars...
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Foliage Sunset Pinnacle

September 29, 2012 - Unfortunately we will miss peak fall color in VT, but grandchildren, as I like to say, trump everything. Thursday evenin...
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Fog and Foliage - A Pinnacle View

September 25, 2012 - A landscape photography forum this month is having a contest for landscapes shot "Close to Home". Yesterday morning when...
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September Landscape - Morning Coffee

September 10, 2012 - I took this photo last Friday and I call it Morning Coffee as the scene seems to invite you to sit down in the Andironda...
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Composition and Life - Coming and Going

July 26, 2012 - Some basic rules of photographic composition can be used to significantly improve your photos. One such rule is if a sub...
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July Landscape - Vermont Sunset

July 11, 2012 - Vermont sunsets are more subtle than sunsets in other areas such as the west. But they are still beautiful. Pinnacle is...
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June Portrait - The Bass Player

June 24, 2012 - When my friend, Barb Wendt, sent me an email announcing the first Hartland Jazz Festival, I had immediate interest in at...
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June Landscape - 10 Months After Irene

June 20, 2012 - With the accessibility today of affordable, high quality digital cameras and readily shared information on photography t...
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View From Mt. Road - Okemo

March 06, 2012 - Absolutely gorgeous bluebird sky day in Vermont today, March 6. This is a view from the Mountain Road trail close to the...
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Happy Acres, Happy Cows

March 04, 2012 - My friends, the Peplau's, have a working farm in Plymouth, VT and I visited in the evening for some shots. I shot with a...
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Llama Hill Sunset

February 23, 2012 - Just a mile walk from our VT home is a hill where a Llama farm is located. This last Saturday I took a walk up the hill...
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Winter Sunrise - Lake Rescue

February 23, 2012 - One of the advantages I have in VT is great landscapes are literary just out my door. Sunday morning while making coffee...
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10 Best 2011 - Red Bridge in the Snow

February 23, 2012 - We had experienced a modest 8 inch snowfall overnight and wanted to get some pictures with the new snow. I had taken sev...
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10 Best 2011 - Red Bridge @ Sunrise

February 23, 2012 - This is a 5 shot composite image (HDR) taken during sunrise over Lake Rescue, VT in July. The sun is rising and below th...
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