I usually have more fun wandering than overly planning for shoots, and when magical light happens it’s something really special and makes for moments that I forever treasure. This one was just a magnificent scene as a summertime storm rolled through Pinkham Notch with blasting afternoon sunlight making for a silhouetted evergreen landscape within one of New England’s finest alpine areas. It’s a print I will always love.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The old and worn in architecture and surrounding landscape of the Woodstock area make for some of New England’s finest scenery, and this farmhouse has all the elements of tradition within it’s construction. Shutters and fireplaces and even some swans as an entryway greeting, this old home is everything that I think of when picturing New England living.
It’s the time of the year where it feels like summer flew by, and from the looks of things in Vermont just a few days ago, fall is here. The colors descend upon the Vermont landscape a bit sooner than elsewhere in New England with the cooler temperatures around the Green Mountain landscape, and this barn and birch tree sure had it all for an early autumn landscape scene. It’s one of my favorite times of the year within the landscape, and catching the scenery while still vibrant but changing at the same time is one of my favorite times for making pictures around here.