15 Apr 2015

Maple Sugaring Fairfield Vermont

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What happens every spring in the Vermont forest is magic, sweet sap flows from all the sugar maple trees and the Fairfield, Vermont farmers and their horses tap and collect it all to make the finest maple syrup in the world. All photos, Nikon D-300 with 18-200mm zoom lens, ISO 400, shutter 1/320 at F/16 through F/8.

Howrigan Family Farm maple sugaring with horses in Fairfield, VT.

Howrigan Family Farm maple sugaring with horses in Fairfield, VT.

Howrigan Family Farm maple sugaring with horses in Fairfield, VT.

Howrigan Family Farm maple sugaring with horses in Fairfield, VT.

Howrigan Family Farm maple sugaring with horses in Fairfield, VT.

Howrigan Family Farm maple sugaring with horses in Fairfield, VT.

 

08 Apr 2015

Vermont Maple Sugaring

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It’s been a long cold winter, but now we are in the middle of spring maple sugaring season and farmers are boiling day and night. There are so many great photo ops in the sugarbush, from gathering the sap to boiling it all down to syrup it’s a really sweet job. All photos Nikon D-300 with 18-300mm zoom lens, fill flash and tripod.

Steam rising from sugarhouse boiling maple tree sap into maple syrup in Fairfield, Vermont.

Steam and sparks rising from sugarhouse boiling maple tree sap into maple syrup in Fairfield, Vermont.

Sugar maker turns sap into syrup.

Boiling maple syrup in a sugar house in Pomfert, Vermont

Making maple syrup in Pomfret, Vermont

A sugar house in Fairfield, Vermont

 

30 Mar 2015

Maple Sugaring Vermont

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Vermont is maple sugaring, maple sugaring is Vermont. It’s been here just about forever and is going stronger than ever. Every sugar house is different than the next one, as well as the sugar makers. All great subjects to photograph in every phase of the operation. Here is Vermont at its best. All photos Nikon D-300 an 6×7 film format.

Sugar shack in Fairfield Vermont at dusk

Making syrup in a sugar house in Fairfield Vermont

Making maple syrup in a sugar house in Fairfield, Vermont

Making maple syrup in a sugar house in Fairfield, Vermont

Feeding the evaporator fire at a sugar house in Cambridge, Vermont

Boiling maple syrup at the sugar shack at dusk in Ira, Vermont

Boiling maple syrup in the sugar shack at dusk in Elmore, Vermont

 

 

19 Mar 2015

Art Photo Lake Champlain

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What’s really nice about Vermont is all the open space, nice clean space that can be any color, depending on when the photos taken. In these predawn photos I like deep purple and long time exposures. Then throw in some added light just for fun. All photos, Nikon D-610 with 28-300mm zoom lens, ISO 100, 30 seconds at F/22 through F/11, all on tripod.

Lake Champlain ice Shelburne Farms, Vermont.

Lake Champlain ice Shelburne Farms, Vermont.

Lake Champlain ice Shelburne Farms, Vermont.

Lake Champlain ice Shelburne Farms, Vermont.

Lake Champlain ice Shelburne Farms, Vermont.

 

17 Mar 2015

Lake Champlain Ice Biking

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Sometimes when your out in a beautiful place taking pictures something comes along and makes it even better, as in these icy Lake Champlain photographs with biker with spike tires having fun on the open lake. Then another time the great sunset on the open ice and at my feet was this ice and snow sculpture made by the blowing wind. All photos Nikon D-610 with 28-300mm zoom lens, ISO 400, shutter 1/500, F/14 at 200mm, F/16 at 300mm, F/16 at 300mm, F/16 at 300mm, F/20 at 34mm, F/10 at 42mm, and F/11 at 62mm.

Lake Champlain ice Shelburne Farms, Vermont.

Lake Champlain ice Shelburne Farms, Vermont.

Lake Champlain ice Shelburne Farms, Vermont.

Lake Champlain ice Shelburne Farms, Vermont.

Lake Champlain ice Shelburne, Vermont.

Lake Champlain ice Shelburne, Vermont.

Lake Champlain ice Shelburne, Vermont.

 

13 Mar 2015

Lake Champlain Ice Shelburne Farms Vermont

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Were getting into mid March now and Lake Champlain is starting to melt, with ice moving in all directions and piling up in strange ways. All the while the sun keeps going in and out of the beautiful clouds making some interestion photographs. All photos Nikon D-610 with 28-300mm zoom lens, ISO 400 & 500, Shutter 1/500, F/16 at 300mm, F/18 at 48mm, F/18 at 50mm, F/18 at 300mm, F/18 at 300mm, F/13 at 38mm, F/16 at 35mm, and F/20 at 32mm.

Lake Champlain ice Shelburne Farms, Vermont.

Lake Champlain ice Shelburne Farms, Vermont.

Lake Champlain ice Shelburne Farms, Vermont.

Lake Champlain ice Shelburne Farms, Vermont.

Lake Champlain ice Shelburne Farms, Vermont.

Lake Champlain ice Shelburne Farms, Vermont.

Lake Champlain ice Shelburne Farms, Vermont.

Lake Champlain ice Shelburne Farms, Vermont.

 

 

10 Mar 2015

Skating Lake Champlain Vermont

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Frozen Lake Champlain continues to be an excellent location for winter fun including skating. With about three to four feet of ice it will be quite a while before this comes to an end the season. All photos, Nikon D-610 with 28-300mm zoom lens, ISO 400, shutter 1/500, F/16 at 28mm, F/9 at 32mm, F/13 at 44mm, F/13 at 36mm, F/11 at 52mm, and F/10 at 145mm.

Skating on Lake Champlain Shelburne, Vermont.

Skating on Lake Champlain Shelburne, Vermont.

Skating on Lake Champlain Shelburne, Vermont.

Skating on Lake Champlain Shelburne, Vermont.

Skating on Lake Champlain Shelburne, Vermont.

Skating on Lake Champlain Shelburne, Vermont.

 

25 Feb 2015

Skating Lake Champlain Vermont

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It’s been so cold this winter that Lake Champlain has frozen over completely, and it froze as black ice, very beautiful. So skating on the open lake is a great photo op, especially with Piper Photo Dog at sunset time, with the light ever changing. All photos, Nikon D-610 with 28-300mm zoom lens, ISO 400, shutter 1/500, F/16 at 28mm, F/20 at 34mm, F/14 at 160mm, F/10 at 32mm, F/10 at 34mm, and F/10 at 28mm.

Skating on Lake Champlain Shelburne, Vermont.

Skating on Lake Champlain Shelburne, Vermont.

Skating on Lake Champlain Shelburne, Vermont.

Skating on Lake Champlain Shelburne, Vermont.

Skating on Lake Champlain Shelburne, Vermont.

Skating on Lake Champlain Shelburne, Vermont.

 

17 Feb 2015

Iceboating Lake Champlain Vermont

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It’s been a very cold winter here in Vermont, but there is always something interesting to photograph no matter the weather. Lake Champlain is now totally frozen over for the second year in a row, and that means the iceboats are out enjoying the beautiful conditions. All photos, Nikon F-100 with 70-200mm lens.

DN Iceboaters racing on Lake Champlain off Burlington, Vermont.

DN Iceboaters racing on Lake Champlain off Button Bay State Park on a cold windy blue sky winter day in Ferrisburg, Vermont.

DN Iceboaters racing on Lake Champlain off Button Bay State Park on a cold windy blue sky winter day in Ferrisburg, Vermont.

DN Iceboaters racing on Lake Champlain off Button Bay State Park on a cold windy blue sky winter day in Ferrisburg, Vermont.

DN Iceboater with racers in the background on Lake Champlain off Button Bay State Park on a cold windy blue sky winter day in Ferrisburg, Vermont with the Adirondack Mountains of New York in the background.

DN Iceboaters racing on Lake Champlain off Button Bay State Park on a cold windy blue sky winter day in Ferrisburg, Vermont with the Adirondack Mountains of New York in the background.

 

13 Feb 2015

Dogsledding Eden Mountain Lodge Vermont

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There are so many fun ways to get out and take winter photographs here in Vermont. One great adventure is Dogsledding at Eden Mountain Lodge in Eden, Vermont. It’s way out in a beautiful remote spot where you are surrounded my total nature. It’s only you and the dogs and your camera. All photos Nikon F-100 with 24-120mm and 70-200mm lenses.

Dogsledding at Eden Mountain Lodge in Eden, Vermont

Dogsledding at Eden Mountain Lodge in Eden, Vermont

Dogsledding at Eden Mountain Lodge in Eden, Vermont

Dogsledding at Eden Mountain Lodge in Eden, Vermont

Dogsledding at Eden Mountain Lodge in Eden, Vermont

Dogsledding at Eden Mountain Lodge in Eden, Vermont