Wednesday, September 9, 2009

US Route-2

Last week, I drove from Waterville to Middlebury to drop off Edge's car. Both ways I drove on US Route 2 through the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, The Greatwoods Region of New Hampshire and Western Maine.

Route 2 is a prime moose zone.


Along the way we stopped and played in the Connecticut River.

Half of these images were taken with my Canon 5d Mark II and the other half with a 5 dollar Ricoh AF-5 from Goodwill. Can you tell the difference?

I like logs more than blogs.

Rock hopping on the shore of the Connecticut River.

US Route 2 does not feel like the numerous Volvo station wagons, Red Sox hats, twenty minute suburban commutes to Boston, and feverish obsessions with selective high schools that defines the New England stereotype. Route 2 feels more like a Pacific Northwest logging road with dirt sections skirting the shadows of remote mountains than a New England thoroughfare connecting the ski areas of Vermont to Vacation Land. But that's why I like it so much; it is unexpectedly rugged yet rooted in heritage and tradition.


plaidout said...

Love the Pepper's tee, dude. Mind you, this comment was left on 09.09.09, what many are calling Beatles Day.

A TIME TO GET said...

Love me some iPhone photos and all, but these are the REAL DEAL. Man!

Jook said...

first two are ricoh, right? love the color saturation.

Foster Huntington said...

9.9.09, i wished i would have published it at 9:09 am.
thanks for the kind words,

Foster Huntington said...

ohh and jook yung, your right about the first two pics. The damn film and development cost more than the camera.

Jook said...

haha yea. you can get cheap (expired but still good) color film on ebay, but finding cheap processing is always tricky. most economic option is probably buying a used jobo processor and DIY-ing it... they're practically free these days as most people are dumping their darkroom gear.


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