Category Archive for: ‘Vermont HDR Photos’
Towards the end of September I traveled to Vermont on a mission to capture some amazing fall foliage pictures. Leading up to this trip, I carefully monitored several websites that provided Fall Foliage reports so I would know what type of color I could expect to see. I was aware that I would be visiting Vermont during what was usually the very early stages of foliage, but I knew I’d be renting a car and was willing to drive as many hours necessary in order to “chase” the foliage.
A couple of weeks prior to my trip, after contemplating the purchase of a new digital camera, I decided to rent one instead, which I rented from BorrowLenses.com. I ended up renting a Nikon D3x, which is the top of the line camera that Nikon carries and has a reputation of being an incredible camera to use for landscape photos. This was actually one of the new digital cameras I had been thinking of purchasing but at a cost of $7999.00, I chose to rent it instead to find out if I’d be happy with it.
As expected, I arrived in Vermont a bit early for the foliage season, but I still managed to get some amazing shots. I was also able to drive to the Northernmost areas of the state, where foliage appeared much further along.
Because I had such a great time during my visit to Vermont, I decided to travel
During a two-day visit to Stowe, Vermont, I purposely awoke very early in the morning so I could set out to get some sunrise photos. As I traveled about the area, searching for a place that was high enough up so I could capture a spectacular view, I stumbled across the von Trapp Lodge. For those of you not familiar with the history behind this lodge, you can learn more here.
This photo was taken around 8:00am, which was about 45 minutes after the sun had risen. I did actually capture the sunrise in some of the other shots I took, which I’ll be posting to this site shortly. As I was packing things up, I had to walk across the street back to my car and as I looked to the right, I saw the view you see in todays photo. I loved the way the road curved about and seemed to disappear over the horizon.
In case it isn’t obvious in this photo, it was freaking cold this morning at around 24 degrees. My fingers, nose
I must say I’m particularly proud of this image. Not just because I think it turned out beautiful, but because of the story behind how I captured it. I had actually envisioned this type of shot before I even ventured to Stowe and captured it.
I’m originally from upstate New York and then lived in Vermont all throughout high school. I’ve been living in the Savannah, Georgia area for the past 20 plus years and Christmas in the South has never felt like Christmas to me. I miss seeing the snow-covered roads and rooftops, the crisp cold air that freezes