Welcome to the relaunch of my blog about being a photographer in Vermont. It’s been a long time since I have written in this blog. Our son was born in 2013 and is now a rambunctious, talkative and curious four-year old. Needless to say, he is the focus of much of our attention and energy. This year I have had to have two foot surgeries – one planned in March and one unplanned in July, so I have spent several months on crutches. I have gained an even greater appreciation for mobility, independence and the kindness of friends and family to drive me around and help with everyday chores, errands and outings.
For the past year I have been flying a DJI Mavic Pro drone to make aerial pictures around Vermont. This has energized my enthusiasm for photography and provided a new perspective on the Green Mountains. Vermont’s landscapes of small towns, winding roads, rivers and lakes take on a different look from the air. And as I am on crutches for a few more weeks, the drone allows me greater aerial mobility to achieve a fresh bird’s-eye view of the landscape around me.