Sean Farrington Photography | Vermont Photographer: Blog en-us (C) Sean Farrington Photography | Vermont Photographer [email protected] (Sean Farrington Photography | Vermont Photographer) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:33:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:33:00 GMT Best of 2018 Looking back on 2018 I feel that I didn’t get out and photograph as much as I have in previous years. Some of that was due to things outside of my photography work that demanded a lot of my time and some of that was me not pushing myself as much as I have in the past to really carve out time to shoot. The times that I did get out and shoot, I really pushed myself to experiment. Sometimes I was successful other times were learning experiences. The times that I was successful, I feel I was able to come away with some wonderful images, because I took the time to explore and experiment.

I’ve pulled together some of what I think are images that I tried something different or really spend some time working the location to really capture the feeling of the location. 

Misty Giants

Misty GiantsMisty GiantsSilos standing tall in the mist.

This was taken just north of Pittsford Vermont on a quiet summer morning. To me the three silos reminded me of giants standing quietly in the distance.

Morning Serenity 

Morning SerenityMorning SerenityQuiet morning in Leicester Vermont

Shot just west of Leicester Vermont. I had stumbled across this location a few years back and felt it would make an interesting photograph as you don't see many windmills dotting the Vermont landscape. I've traveled back on a few different occasions but could never get the right weather condition to get the windmill to stand out from the mountains behind it. On this day the sky was clear, but a layer of fog had settled in between the mountains and windmill really helping to create a good amount of contrast between the foreground and the background.

Broken Wings

Broken WingsBroken WingsAn angle with broken wings Bonaventure Cemetery.


WeepingWeepingWalking through Bonaventure Cemetery, I was drawn to the effect that the elements of weather had on some of the statues. For some it made it look like the statues had been weeping.

These two images were taken at Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah Georgia. A must see for anyone visiting the area. The few hours that I walked around grounds was candy for my lens. I was really drawn to how the years of weathering added to the emotional feeling of some of the statues. Shooting in black in white I think added to the feeling of sorrow.

Surise Swirl

Sunrise SwirlSunrise SwirlBeautiful sunrise color reflecting of the water.


SkyfireSkyfireEarly morning sunrise on Tybee Island GA.

Both of these images were taken while visiting Tybee Island off the coast of Georgia this past fall. The light was amazing and as you can see the whole area was bathed in the beautiful early dawn light. Coupled with high winds and waves I was able to come away with two amazing images. The first image came after the second image as I really forced myself to stay and look around for different shots despite the 25 mile per hour winds and 40-degree temperatures trying to force me off the beach. The second image was what I had set out to capture which was the brilliant color and moodiness of the sky.  

I do want to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone who has supported my work over the years! I hope you enjoy these images and please feel free to share this post with others.

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Vermont Life 2018 Calendar I was very excited to learn that one of my images, Island of Color, was used in two different Vermont Life calendars for 2018. It was published in both the 2018 Weekly Planner and 2018 Pocket Calendar for the week of September 9th.

VML Weekly Planner 2018

Cover image by Roger Irwin

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Vermont Life Autumn 2017 I was super excited to learn that one of the images that I submitted to Vermont Life for their Autumn issue was chosen for a half-page photo on page 7.

I'm very grateful to Vermont Life for their support!

VML Weekly Planner 2018

Cover image: Jeb Wallace-Bodeur 

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Happy Holidays!! I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas
and wonderful New Year!

Big RedBig Red

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Autumn Field A very import rule in landscape photography is to always look behind you! It doesn’t matter whether I’m shooting an old barn in Vermont or a beautiful sunrise on the coast of Maine. I always take the time to stop what I’m doing and look at what is going on behind me. More times than not, I’ve been presented with a wonderful mixture of light, texture, and color. This time was no exception.

I had gone up to Tinmouth to photograph an old barn that I thought would look pretty nice set against the autumn foliage. Taking a minute to look behind me, I was presented with a much more interesting scene. My eyes were captured by the lines in the field and how they lead my eyes straight to the explosion of color on the ridgeline beyond.

Sunset in TinmouthAutumn Field
Sunset in Tinmouth


“The camera has always been a guide, and it’s allowed me to see things and focus on things that maybe an average person wouldn’t even notice.”– Don Chadwick

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The Vase A deteriorating silo that mother nature has claimed as a vase.

An old silo that mother nature has clained as a vase.The Vase

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
Albert Camus

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Vermont Life Magazine Autumn 2015 Last month I was super excited to learn that one of the images that I submitted to Vermont Life for their Autumn issue was chosen for a full page photo on page 1.

For me photography is not about being published or selling my work, it is more of a creative release. It’s what helps me to escape the real world and immerse myself  into a world of my own creativity. That being said, it is an extremely wonderful feeling to see one of  my images published or when someone purchases one for their collection. My thanks to Vermont Life for choosing my image and using it in their recent issue!

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Beached I was very fortunate to be able to spend a few days exploring the southern coast of Maine with my wife and son. To me, Maine is  just one of those magical places, and much to my wife & son’s dismay we don’t go there as often as we should. One of the wonderful things about the coast is the ever-changing weather – one morning you wake up and the coast is socked in with fog and the next morning you’re presented with a beautiful sunrise. Such was the case on this morning. Sitting here working on this post, I’m already thinking of other places in Maine that I’m itching to explore!!

Beautiful sunrise at Pine Point harbor in Maine.Beached
Beautiful sunrise at Pine Point harbor in Maine.


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The Lobsterman’s Skiff A skiff is basically a small row boat that is used to get from the beach to the lobster boat and is usually powered manually. This image is from a recent trip to the coast of Maine; which is one of my favorite coastal spots to visit. The diversity of the jagged rocky coastline, sandy beaches, and quaint harbors makes for a photographer’s paradise.

Looking from the outside in, being the captain of a small lobster boat could be seen as a very romantic life. Just you, one other person, and the sea. But I think the reality is far from the romantic image. On this particular morning the fog had set in overnight and at best clear visibility was down to about 20 yards (think the red zone in football). Now I know that most of these boats have GPS, but still heading out at 5 in the morning in this type of weather has got to add some anxiety to the day. I look at lobstering in Maine much in the same way as I look at farming in Vermont, in that it is extremely hard work and very dependent on mother nature for success. I had the opportunity to chat with some of the captains as they were getting ready to row out to their boats.  They all looked bone-tired and the day hadn’t even begun.

Foggy morning on Pine Point.The Lobsterman's Skiff
Foggy morning on Pine Point.
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Gentleman’s Farm Looking for a small change of scenery, I took my camera for an early morning drive over to Woodstock and then into Pomfret. I’ve known about this barn for some time but hadn’t taken the time to go and explore the location before now. I’m very happy that I made the trip. It was foggy for most of the ride over, so I was going over in my mind what my plan was going to be when I arrived; thinking of how the fog was going to impact the light and the type of mood it would create. Shortly after starting the drive up Cloudland Road the fog began to dissipate and I could quickly see that I was going to be greeted with a very bright sunrise. Not quite what I was prepping for on the drive over, but a gorgeous sunrise nevertheless. I spent a little time looking over the location and formulating a couple of possible spots to shoot from. The one that really spoke to me was the one that is pictured below. I was drawn in by the leading lines of the driveway and how they pull your eyes straight to the barn. The backlit leaves helped create a great foreground frame. I call this Gentleman’s Farm as I don’t think this is a working farm any longer.

Morning Glow

Sunrise on a small farm in Pomfret.
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Boneyard Beach A little while back my wife and I took our son to Disney World for our family vacation. He loved it!! He had a 24/7 smile the whole time we were there. As a father, I couldn’t have asked for a better vacation.

As a landscape photographer, I also wanted to explore Florida’s coastal landscape. Since we were driving, I thought it would be nice to stop on the way home and do a little work. After a few hours of keyword searching on Google, I came across a photo titled “Boneyard Beach”. How could I resist clicking on the link?  I was pleased to find some amazing images of a beach north of Jacksonville that was littered with dead wood. Since we were planning on stopping outside of Jacksonville for a night this worked out perfectly.

Fallen trees along "Boneyard Beach" on FloridaFallen
Fallen trees along “Boneyard Beach” on Florida’s Atlantic coast.

This was an incredible find! The beach is part of  Big Talbot Island State Park just northeast of Jacksonville.  There was such an amazing contrast between the deadwood and the sand and surf. The island is part of Florida’s barrier islands and this particular stretch of beach is constantly being eroded by the surf, causing the trees to break free and fall onto the beach. Stepping on the beach all you could see was deadwood from one end to the other. Having just a short time before the sunset and the time the park was set to close, I quickly got to work exploring the beach. I can say for certain that I was just like a kid in a candy store as I worked the scene looking for creative compositions.

Dead wood from a fallen tree off the coast of Florida.Serpent
Dead wood from a fallen tree off the coast of Florida.
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Cresting the Ridge Cresting the RidgeCresting the Ridge

Photographic opportunities are only limited by one’s own imagination. Some of the best photographers of our time, people like Ansel Adams, Clyde Butcher and Minor White all have one thing in common; imagination. The ability for them to look at a scene and use only light and a camera to create an image that makes you stop and think. I’m by no means in the same league, but I do experience the joy they must have felt when it all came together. The tricky part with photography is how to photograph something in such a way that it lets the viewer into your mind’s eye, so they see what you see. I’m not sure if I accomplished that with this photo.

As I walked back to my truck, on a recent outing, I stopped for a second to re-adjust my backpack. Looking off to my left I saw a scene that reminded me of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. All I could imagine was the Ents moving across the wasted landscape on their way to battle Saruman. Imagination is a very powerful tool –a tool that is fun to play with.

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Still Standing Still StandingStill StandingAn old drafty barn in West Haven, right on the Vermont New York boarder.

Being a photographer in Vermont certainly has its challenges; snow, and a -14° wind chill are just to name a few. But one of the best things about Vermont is its seasons and their vast diversity. Winter is by far the toughest, the cold temperatures, short daylight hours, and the overall lack of color can be downright depressing. But it’s those qualities that I think make winters in Vermont magical.

Things look different in the winter; you can see more of the tones and texture of the landscape. With the leaves off the trees you can see farther into the forest. Things that were once obscured are now visible and old tired barns no longer blend into the landscape. There is toughness about this barn; one that I feel many Vermonters share. But it is this toughness that many of us embrace so that we can fully enjoy winter and still be standing when spring arrives.

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Top Four Picks for 2014 With 2014 come and gone, I wanted to look back on my work and pull out one top image from each season. The change of seasons to me is one of the best things about being a photographer in Vermont. Watching the slow march from winter to spring to summer to autumn is one thing that I never tire of. With my camera in hand, I take every opportunity to capture the beauty that the change in seasons brings to the landscape of Vermont.

For winter I chose Frozen as it shows the harshness of Vermont winters. For me is a great season for black and white images. The colors of autumn have passed, leaving the dramatic contrast between the bright snow and the dark greens and grays of the mountain landscape. Shooting in black and white really brings out the tones and textures of the landscape that can be hidden by color during other times of the year.


Spring is a time of rebirth. The days are growing longer and the sun feels warmer. It is these longer and warmer days that allow the landscape to awaken from its long winter nap. For spring I chose Sunbust Morning. Again a black and white image that strongly displays the sun’s rays helping to awaken the landscape.

Sunburst Morning_5262

For me, I see summer as the season of work. The days are long and the farmers are busy from sunrise to sunset tending to their crops and livestock. Summer Morning is one of those iconic Vermont scenes. I took this as the full moon was setting behind a classic Vermont barn. Vermont is still largely an agrarian state, with many families working the land to make a living during the short growing season. The barn to me is the hub of the farm. It is used for everything from caring for livestock to storage of feed and equipment.

Summer MorningSummer Morning

Autumn signals the change to winter. It is by far the most colorful time of the year. To me, it seems ironic that the most colorful time of the year falls just before the time of year that has the least amount of color. Autumn Lane displays beautifully the abundance of color that fills the Vermont landscape. The air is cooler, the days are shorter and it’s a great time to get outside and explore. This was one of those mornings where I was just out exploring the back roads of Vermont and enjoying the abundance of color that filled the landscape around me.

Autumn LaneAutumn Lane

I want to thank everyone who has helped to make 2014 a wonderful and successful year for me.

Thanks for taking a peek!

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Moonlight Madness

Moonlight Madness

Tomorrow is Moonlight Madness in downtown Rutland. All the stores will be open till 9:00 pm. I’ve been busy adding new prints to my gallery and I would encourage everyone to stop by the Vintage Depot and take a peek. I have a lot of great prints that would make fabulous gifts for the holidays!!

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Signs of Things to Come This time of year everyone can see what Mother Nature has in store for Vermont in the coming months. Vermont never ceases to amaze me. One of the things that I’m drawn to the most is how different the landscape can be and how quickly things can change. This is a perfect example of Vermont showing it’s extreme contrast: The valley floor with small pockets of color and the mountains now void of color with a dusting of snow.

One part of me is sad to see the color fade from the mountains, as the days grow shorter. At the same time, I’m filled with excitement as winter starts to descend on Vermont. With any luck in just a few short weeks, our state will be transformed into a wonderland of pure white. This is a great time to get out and explore with my camera in hand. Winter is well suited for black and white photography allowing me to capture the dramatic contrast of the tones and texture of the Vermont landscape without the distraction of color. I’m looking forward to what winter will bring this year.


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Summer Comes to a Close I took a trip Sunday with my wife and my son to Southern Vermont to visit my mother. The route from Rutland to Vernon takes me over the spine of the Green Mountains. I refer to this time of the year as stick and twig season. While there are still some small pockets of color left over from autumn, for the most part, the forest floor is now littered with leaves leaving just the bare trees dotting our landscape

I’m always amazed how quickly the seasons change in Vermont.  Just a few short months ago the mountains were filled with the lush green color that our state is named for. Now we are awaiting the first winter storm that will blanket the area in a soft but cold layer of snow. Winters in Vermont can be long and cold and for many photographers, they are a time to hibernate.

For me winter is a magical season that allows me to capture another side of Vermont that many Vermonters take for granted (and many others despise).I’m looking forward to another winter in Vermont, another winter outside, camera in hand capturing the ever-changing landscape, that many people don’t have the opportunity to experience.

As we move from fall to winter I’d like to share one last photo from this summer to help those who hibernate get through the cold winter months. This was taken on a beautiful July morning just after sunrise in the heart of the Green Mountains.

Break in the Clouds

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Stormy Morning Reaching_skyward_2686

I set out early Sunday morning to capture the setting of the “super moon”, but as usual Mother Nature had other plans. On my way out of town, I was able to get a quick glimpse of the moon, but it was never to be seen again. Over the past two months, Vermont has seen it’s fair share of rain and thunderstorms. This morning was no different. My plan was to travel up into Tinmouth and set up so I could shoot the “super moon” as it set behind the mountain ridge that runs behind the town. Once I got to my spot I could tell as the storm clouds began to move in I needed to go to plan “B”.
Plan “B” consisted of moving on to an old two-story barn that was just down the road. With the skies darkening I knew I would at least have a very interesting sky to compliment this majestic old barn. One of my goals has been to reshoot this barn and turn the photo into a black and white image. My timing couldn’t have been better. The stormy skies overhead, dark trees surrounding the barn on both sides and just a hint of the sun lighting the barn made for a wonderful shot. Mother Nature wrecked my initial plans but made up for it in the end. This is one of the great joys of photography in Vermont.

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Breaking Storm Okemo_breaking storm_0652

I set out with the goal to photograph Okemo just as the sun was beginning to rise. In hopes of capturing the morning sun reflecting off the trails and turning the mountain into a fiery glow. I had been watching the weather for a few days and felt this was going to be the day. Up and out the door before sunrise, I could just imagine the warm reflection of the morning sun off the mountain. Much to my dismay Mother Nature was not cooperating this morning. With the mountain surrounded by a breaking storm; I was not going to get the shot I had imagined. Instead what I came away with was a great monochrome shot showcasing the wonderful texture of the mountains and the valleys as they transition from winter to summer.

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Sunrise on the farm Haystack_Pawlet0325E

This was taken just after sunrise in Pawlet. I stumbled  a cross this vintage Vermont barn with the remains of an old wooden silo. The sun had just begun to rise over the ridge to my right. Casting a wonderful glow on the snowy cliffs above the farm. Sunrise on Haystack

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Fundraiser Brown Bridge

I’m happy to announce that one of my favorite prints will be auctioned off this weekend to help raise money for Scott Raymond and his family. Scott was recently diagnosed with multiple myeloma. The silent auction and fundraiser will take place Saturday, March 8th.  All money raised will help the family with medical bills and expenses.

The print that will be auctioned off is the Brown Bridge in Shrewsbury Vermont before it was damaged by Hurricane Irene. I shot this photo just a year before it was damaged by the storm. This was just one of many covered bridges that were either damaged or destroyed by the hurricane.

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