I knew when we went to Vermont, we would see great fall color. What I did not know, was we would see so many creeks and brooks and waterfalls. Here are our favorites.
Again, we drove about 1,200 miles in a week or so, mostly on small back roads. Many of these followed large and small streams. We did a few hikes along the Appalachian Trail and saw a few waterfalls. Most days were overcast AND it was almost always dark because of the tree canopy.
All of these photos were made using tripods. A good tripod is more important than a good camera. I often times see people with really nice technologically advanced cameras on flimsy cheap tripods. My best advice to any budding photographer is to buy the best, heaviest, and often times, most expensive tripod and head that they can. You can not make these long exposure photos without a tripod and you can not get really really sharp photos of any kind without one. See our blog on how to buy a tripod.
We used David Middleton’s, The Photographer’s Guide to Vermont and two Photograph America newsletters from Bob Hitchman. We also bought a Delorme Atlas. You can not imagine how valuable this large paper atlas was. Most of the places we went to did not have cell service and the dirt roads are confusing and not obviously signed. I think we are all spoiled with GPS and cell phones now and under appreciate a good road map. If you really want to go to Vermont, this atlas is a must.
Next week – Vermont’s colorful trees.
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