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Southern VT in Summer

posted Jun 21, 2016, 5:46 PM by Phil Spitze   [ updated Jun 21, 2016, 5:49 PM ]
Once again, I traveled to Bennington, VT and surrounding areas to capture the beauty that is Southern Vermont in summer.  An added bonus was being able to travel with my shooting buddy, Rod.  As this was his first trip to the area with his camera, we hit all the high points!  Here are some of my favorite shots - please enjoy!

We started with a quick side trip to Amsterdam, NY to check out the new gate to the local Buddhist community.

We also made a quick stop in Hoosick, NY to capture this classic New England-style barn.

Next, was the West Arlington Covered Bridge - one of my favorite spots!

While in West Arlington, we met famous painter George Van Hook working on his latest masterpiece.  See more of his paintings here:  http://www.artnet.com/artists/george-van-hook/

A short drive over to Arlington proper and we spend some time with the Chiselville Covered Bridge.  This shot will be made available for purchase from my online store:  www.philspitzestore.com  (Tell your friends!)

On our way out of town, we nearly missed the old Arlington Train stop.  The track is still in use today, but the building has been recently used as a private residence and antiques store.  We're unsure of it's current use.

Down into Bennington and a stop at the Old First Church.  We struck it lucky as a couple of lovely volunteers let us in to take some photos.  The box pews were originally sold to founding families to raise money for the construction of the church.

A close up of of one of the box pews.

With sunset approaching we went up the hill to the Bennington Battle Monument.  Here, Brigadier General John Stark (the mascot of my high school!) points out the rising near-full moon.

Finally, the sun set and lit up the sky for us!  This shot may also become available for purchase.

And finally, as we headed back to Syracuse, we made one final stop at the Old First Church after seeing all of the candelabras lit up in the windows.

A fantastic trip!  I expect we'll be headed back again in the fall for leaf peeping season...

-PHIL