Bean Leaf

Usually Apple gets credit for the mantra “think different”, but it is certainly a phrase that applies to lots of things within human life. It surely applies to photography and it’s something I often try to inject into the day-to-day creative process of making pictures. One way that I think definitely qualifies as different is looking at the world way more closely than usual within the macro viewpoint, and gardens are one of the very best locations for that.

This picture is so simple to me yet so profound at the same time. The travel distance isn’t even a baseball throw away from home yet there there is so much magic within the natural landscape that we often do not spend enough time admiring and relishing. This super close up scene is a late season green bean leaf glowing in backlight and the fact that it grew from one little seed just a few months ago is nature at its finest.

A macro view of a bean leaf.
Close up of a bean leaf in the garden.

Pastel Curl

This abstract scene has been a print that I love for the past few years and for me it really summarizes the vibe and beauty of Nantucket Island. The gem of a location that rests about a marathon away from the Cape Cod mainland is all about the ocean and on this cold autumn evening the waters were churning away with a beautiful layering of pastel colors within the clouds.

It will always be one of my favorite places to work and this one will be a picture i’ll always think of when wishing I was back out on the island.

Waves rolling into the sandy shores of Nantucket.
The flow of waves curling to shore at Madaket.

Route 100

Sights like this one are some of the finest in New England if you love rural areas and farmland. With the Green Mountain’s as a backdrop the river valley’s of Vermont have been fertile farming areas for a long time, and they were shining brightly on this early autumn afternoon along the winding roads.

Rural farmland along Route 100 in Vermont.
The farmland scenery along Route 100 in Vermont.

Stars and Stripes

Barns are a piece of classic Americana and are a common theme when driving around the hills of rural Vermont. This scene in Woodstock was made a little bit more classic with the American Flag perfectly draped across the doors of this white horse stable on a late summertime afternoon.

The American Flag draped across the doors of a Woodstock Vermont barn.
The American Flag draped across a barn doorway in Woodstock Vermont.

Historic Trails

The old pathways that wind through Minuteman National Park are a sight that I take in often, mostly as a jogging spot but it’s also one of my favorites for making pictures too. They were the lands where the early stages of the Revolutionary War took place and I often wonder how different they must have looked back then. However, even as the years roll by these historic farmlands have grown with vibrant vegetation but they are still the same gorgeous trails and pathways through the lands just outside of Boston.

An old dirt road within Minuteman National Park.
The Battle Road within the forests of Minuteman National Park in Lincoln, MA.

Ocean Edge

Nantucket is one of my favorite places to work, it’s a magical little island filled with beautiful locations and history that converge together wonderfully. Summer brings a particular vibrance to the island as the warm waters surround the coast and green grass and trees fill the land.

This picture is the coastline on the Northwest corner of the island from atop a wind swept dune that drops off as a cliff just a few feet from where I was standing.

The Northwest coast of Nantucket Island on a gray day.
The sweeping waterfront landscape of the Northwest corner of Nantucket Island.

Barn Land

The vintage barns that line so many of the hillsides of Vermont are some of my favorite architectural elements of the New England landscape. They are almost like lighthouses of the land in many ways, structures that stand through wind and rain and serve as an important tool within our lives as well.

This one is simple and beautiful and and certainly situated one some of the finest land in the area atop the hills of Woodstock.

A red barn in hills of Woodstock Vermont.
An old red barn nestled on a hilltop on the outskirts of Woodstock.

Backstreets

One of my favorite things to do around here is without a doubt to take a drive, and within the New England area I don’t think there are many spots better than along Route 100. The open lanes and landscapes are just stunning, and they feature both beauty within the moment but also strike up so many thoughts about the history along the scenic lands.

This slice of a backroad near the tiny town of Warren is the kind of road that is just a pleasure to cruise upon and take in the sights and sounds and fresh mountain air.

A winding Vermont road outside the town of Warren.
A winding backroad on an early autumn morning in Warren Vermont.

Start of Fall

This roadside scene along Route 100 had so many things that I think of when I think of Vermont. A quaint home, maple syrup for sale, a mountain backdrop, and a touch of fall color are all priceless details that make the Green Mountain State shine.

An old house along Route 100 in Vermont.
Fall foliage descending upon the landscape of Route 100 in Vermont.

Foliage Tracks

The fall colors are an obviously popular part of the New England landscape, and while theres so much hype and they bring in all the tourists, i’ll always admit that it sure is a beautiful time of the years. This is a view from above within the historic Crawford Notch area which is a stretch of some of the most rugged terrain in the Northeast and these tracks used to do the brunt of the passenger transit back when the grand hotels ruled the area in a much different era than now.

Railroad tracks and fall foliage in Crawford Notch.
Railroad tracks winding through the foliage covered forests of Crawford Notch.