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Old 11-30-2007, 01:33 PM
 
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Default Best spots to take pictures

I was thinking of taking some really nice photos of VT and framing them and sending them back home to the family as Christmas gifts. Can somebody give me some ideas on places to take pictures? I don't want to drive too far because I hate driving (especially with the snow and ice, makes me nervous). Anywhere within a 35 mile radius of Waterbury is good. Maybe as far as St.Albans although I'm not sure what is there. And please, no desolate place where my car will get stuck in the snow-I have bad cell phone coverage up here. Are there any little towns that are decorated nicely for Christmas with all the lights and wreaths? Basically, I'm looking for places that you see on the postcards.

Thanks guys!
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Old 11-30-2007, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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It's further than 35 miles, but Woodstock fits the bill.
Or, even up in Stowe Village. The Green Mountain Inn is pretty.
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Old 11-30-2007, 02:24 PM
 
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Yeah, I will probably take lots of pictures around Stowe and Mountain Road. I'll try to check out Woodstock if I get a chance. Whats in Woodstock? Is this the same Woodstock as the festival that was held in the 60's (or was it 70's)?
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Old 11-30-2007, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Timing is everything. One of the best seasonal pictures I ever took was taken on the back road from Waterbury, about one mile down towards Richmond at the Harvey farm. There had been a fresh snowfall, a gate under a tree had been left open to a pasture, and there was a set of footprints going through the gate. six hours either way and the picture wouldn't have been as nice.

Cabot usually is dressed for the season, and even wandering around the residential areas of Montpelier at dusk can get some nice seasonal decoration. Also, Camels Hump is a photo-op waiting for anyone who has the patience. It is rare to see a bad photo of the mountain from anywhere in the Winooski Valley or even as far away as Charlotte and Lake Champlain.
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Old 12-01-2007, 08:40 AM
 
Location: The City of Orange
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Yeah, I will probably take lots of pictures around Stowe and Mountain Road. I'll try to check out Woodstock if I get a chance. Whats in Woodstock? Is this the same Woodstock as the festival that was held in the 60's (or was it 70's)?
Different woodstock. The 60s festival was in New York. Woodstock VT is a very quaint, very "New England" town in the middle of the state. Highly recommended!!!
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Old 12-01-2007, 05:55 PM
 
Location: N.H.
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Not sure how far from Waterbury it is but Peacham is one of the most postcard pictured towns in the world. From my understanding anyway. Don't know if acurate but it is beautiful.
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Old 12-09-2007, 12:22 AM
 
Location: on a dirt road in Waitsfield,Vermont
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Most of these shots are from within 35 miles of Waterbury...Peacham is maybe 45 min.

Vermont Gallery - American PhotoArt Gallery (broken link)

I have photographed all around this great nation and feel Vermont is the most photogenic state of all.

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Old 12-09-2007, 06:11 AM
 
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Woodstock is beautiful. When you get there, it's hard to put your finger on why it is so nice. The answer is-no power lines. They are buried. The Rockefeller family spent a lot of time and money in Woodstock. The Billings Farm is there too, which is part of the National Park system. Woodstock is a beautiful town.

As long as you are there, go to Silver Lake in Barnard. A teriffic spot and very picturesque.
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Old 12-09-2007, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Western views of Mansfield/Camels Hump!
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MRV - great pics...things like that add to the hard decision about where to finally land ourselves - too many beautiful options!!!
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