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 your nose shut almost instantly, and the small quaint villages that live between the mountains of Vermont.
It’s been over 10 years since I last visited Vermont and after trying to force myself to get into the Christmas spirit this year, I made a last-minute decision to set out on a Vermont adventure to capture a photograph of what Christmas feels like to me.
I didn’t know at first where I wanted to go in Vermont but I knew I wanted to get a picture of a small village lit with Christmas lights from up high on a small mountain or hillside. After several Google image and map searches, I finally found the perfect location – Stowe, Vermont. I quickly booked my flight and other accommodations and 10 days later was on my way to Stowe for a 2-day mission to capture the perfect Christmas scene… I think I captured it. What do you think?
As I scouted my way around the town, I captured several incredible photos of Stowe and the surrounding areas. As I continue to post-process these, you’ll be able to view the collection in the Stowe HDR Photo Category page.