Fall Foliage Time

August 31, 2015 ·

Kevin Raber

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My last New England fall trip was years ago.  I decided it’s time to head out again.

It’s part of my new attitude – Get In The Car And Go. I’ll start a New England road trip on September 27 and work my way to Bar Harbor, Maine. I’ll spend 4 days in Bar Harbor and join the Phase One PODAS workshop being held there as an instructor.

PODAS is Phase One’s workshop series held in various locations around the world.  It is a great chance to shoot with the best camera systems available and experience what medium format photography is all about.  This years Fall Foliage workshop will feature Tim Wolcott, Steven Friedman and myself.  Tim is no stranger to Luminous-Landscape; he writes articles and is active forum member.

All workshop participants receive a Phase One camera system with a Phase One digital back plus access to all the Phase One lenses.  There will be a number of the  New Phase One XF camera for participants to try out during the workshop.  Also, all PODAS workshops are all inclusive so you’ll be picked up at the airport and returned to the airport.  Everything in between, a single room, all your meals and transportation as well as instruction is included.  Plus Phase One always throws in some extra goodies.  While photography will be the main focus of the workshop, we will cover workflow and printing too.  I am really looking forward to being part of the experience as well as working with Tim, Steven and the Phase One team again.

Full details, pricing and registration can be found at the PODAS Join Us In Maine workshop page.   If you have never experienced New England in the fall, then this is the place to do it. There are only a few spots left and I encourage you to sign up soon for this great workshop.

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Back to my trip.  I have planned a route to Bar Harbor that will take me through upstate New York, into the Adirondacks and then through Vermont and New Hampshire and onwards to Bar Harbor.  I’ll be taking advantage of the fall colors along the way there and back.

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On my way home from Maine, there should be peak fall colors from Bar Harbor across to the Franconia Notch area of the White Mountains in New Hampshire.  I’ll spend at least two days photographing around the White Mountain area and especially Mt. Washington.  I spent a lot of time there in my younger days and hope to visit some of the locations I remember so well as excellent photo opportunities.

To begin each day I’ll be visiting one of my favorite Pancake Houses in the whole world, Polly’s Pancake Parlor in Sugar Hill, NH.  This is where pancakes go when they die.  You need to make reservations to have breakfast even on a weekday as this place always has a long line.  It is home to the Perfect Pancake.  Maybe someday I’ll tell the story of my first visit.  Or, perhaps I’ll relive it on this trip. Why do I tell you this?  Because photographers need a good breakfast especially when shooting fall colors and Polly’s is the place to go.

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From Franconia I’ll head west along a very picturesque route to Stowe, VT where I’ll spend two days photographing the area.  Stowe embodies New England’s fall colors. There are a number of very picturesque circle routes in the area and I will be working them from dawn to dusk.

After two days in Stowe I’ll push my way southwest, heading home to Indianapolis through the Adirondacks.  There are several places in New York that are amazing and if the color and weather hold I’ll try to visit those locations too.

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I plan to post in the Rantatorial section of Luminous-Landscape on a regular basis during my trip to share what I am seeing and capturing.  I’ll be shooting primarily with the Sony a7r II and a wide range of lenses.  I’ll also bring my trusty Fuji X-T1 system and all my lenses for it. I plan on doing some video captures along the way, using two GoPros plus the Sony DX100 IV.

If you will be in any of the areas mentioned above on your own photo trip then be sure to let me know.  It would be great to meet up.  As I get closer to departure I’ll post dates on where I’ll be as well as what gear I am bringing.

There is nothing like the open road and I am looking forward to this extended trip.  Hope to see you out there or even at the PODAS while in Bar Harbor.

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Kevin Raber

Photography is my passion and has been for 45 plus years. My career in photography has allowed me to travel the world, meet some of the most interesting people on the planet and see things I could never have dreamed of. My goal is to share the passion of pictures taking through photographs and teaching with as many people as I can hoping it brings them as much joy and happiness as it has me. I do this through Rockhopper Workshops and other projects as well as teaching at my Gallery in Indianapolis.

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