I grew up in Southern California and have lived here my whole life. I have never really seen “fall color.” That’s why I was so excited to go to Vermont the second week of October to see turning leaves. Wow, was it a great experience. Here’s what we saw.
We were in Vermont October 4-11. We drove 1,200 miles on mostly small back roads. There was so much to photograph. It did rain twice and we had two pretty windy days, but all-in-all it was a great week.
Our most productive location was on Equoinox Skyline Drive at the first picnic area. It was not as cold and windy as the top and it was sheltered from the wind with a lot of different subjects and compositions.
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, our last Vermont blog – Covered Bridges of Vermont.
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