an early invitation to winter

One week I’m out dashing around tying to capture the glorious Vermont Autumn and the next - snow!

I had planned to take time with a friend to go shoot remaining autumn foliage images featuring Mount Mansfield (Vermont’s highest peak) as a backdrop. Although the weather was not great for photography (clear skies) I found the thought of shooting in reasonable temperatures appealing (after freezing taking pictures the night before). I always look at the opportunity to feel my fingers when shooting as a bonus:-)

As we headed toward our target location it quickly became evident that a passing storm had dumped snow on the higher elevations. This led us to rethink a little and after hiking our intended spot we headed to the hills. Sometimes the best laid plans need to be changed to make the most of the prevailing conditions. All in all a fun afternoon spent with good company in beautiful surroundings.

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