Scouting at Shelburne Farms

In anticipation of a fall "Photography for Naturalists" program I'll be leading on October 20th for Shelburne Farms, I decided to get familiar with some of the far corners of this spectacular property. These photos were taken in the early afternoon on a hazy day-- one of the most challenging lighting scenarios for photographers. I opted to focus on black and white compositions, as the washed-out colors in the landscape distracted from the beautiful leading lines and patterns that I wanted to emphasize.  Special thanks to landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted for designing these picturesque landscapes.