Peacham from East Peacham
Peacham is a quaint, quiet little town of about 600 people in the northeast kingdom of Vermont. It is a glorious place to view fall foliage at its best. Surrounded by fields, hills and groves of sugar maples, birches and oaks, the area is alive with color. It was the centerfold spread for Yankee Magazine one year and it was designated the best village in New England. And of course, it has a white church with a high steeple that rises above the town and appears to be nestled among soft colored pillows of foliage when seen from a distance. The perfect viewing site is located in an open field on a hilltop in East Peacham just a few miles up dirt roads. From this viewpoint, one has all of the elements for a grand foliage landscape: foreground red orange trees, mid-ground church steeple surrounded by foliage colors, background hills on the horizon and a blue sky (weather permitting).
This is my second year at this site. Last year we were disappointed when we arrived several days after peak foliage colors along with cloudy skies. This year, while we missed the peak again by 4 days (still very vibrant), we did have good weather and blue skies with a bit of clouds to add texture. Equipped with a new lens (Canon 70-200 f/2.8 L II), better weather, and familiarity with the exact photo site, I was in photography heaven.