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London Calling ... Working with Blithfield & Company

Blithfield Company fabrics with chairImagine my surprise when I received a phone call from Blithfield & Company. There I was, answering my phone like any other day and on the other end … England. For me! As it turns out, Liz Downing and Anne Dubbs had heard about me through personal references and they loved my work. So, they hired me to take their leading photographs for this sea...
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What I learned about Science Of Persuasion

Recently, I watched this video on YouTube and I learned a lot. So, naturally, I wanted to share it. About the video: Animation describing the Universal Principles of Persuasion based on the research of Dr. Robert Cialdini, Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Marketing, Arizona State University. Dr. Robert Cialdini & Steve Martin are co-au...
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Architecture Spotlight: Taking a look at the Middlebury College InSite Decathlon House

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InSite Decathlon House by Middlebury College. Night Shot. Revisited. I neutralized the big sodium vapor lights that turned everything a puke yellow green, and took down the colors of the solar panels, so house glows more brightly.

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Architecture Spotlight: The PROJECTOR House

Projector House VT Magazine*** Featured in Vermont Magazine! *** Architect, Kristen L'Esperance,  designs her own home. For The PROJECTOR HOUSE, there was specific concept behind the design put forth by Kristen. In her own words: "The initial concept was The projector as a formal concept: The architecture is formalized in relationship to the view. The proximity of the ...
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Capturing the AIA Vermont Event "Pizzagalli Center At Shelburne Museum"

Pizzagalli Center for Art & Education, Shelburne MuseumI was lucky enough to take photos at this event. Here is a look. AIAVT Presents Tour of New Center for Art and Education Architects, interns, building professionals, and architecture students gathered together on October 17 for a presentation about museum design and a tour of the newly constructed Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education at Shel...
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Featured Work: Taking Photos of a Custom Tree House

Dtreehouse-13ag_CLB3006new2a-sh-fp.jpgMoose Meadow Lodge Tree House Privately situated, the house overlooks Moose Meadow's trout pond and has a main floor living room with wrap around deck.   A spiral staircase, scribed into to a branching support tree, accesses the second story bedroom complete with its own porch.  The owners have done an impressive job outfitting the ...
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Photography Spotlight: Brett Simison and The Apple Pickers

brettsimison-applepickersThe latest email blast is in from Brett Simison and I wanted to share it. What a great group of images depicting the Apple Pickers of Sunrise Orchards in Cornwall, Vermont. In Brett's words... “God spare a life, I will be back.” Every day in the late summer and fall, The Men wake up, breakfast in the bunkhouse, then make their way out into the...
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Seeing America. See Michigan. Check out the Poster of Sleeping Bear Dunes!

Unframed_1024x1024.jpgSleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore by Mark Forton Over the past couple of months, The Creative Action Network (CAN) has worked with National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) on "Seeing America." It uses art and design to help bring awareness for the need of funding for our national parks as they approach upcoming budget cuts in two years....
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Pro Photo Daily Spotlight goes to Travel Photographer Susan Frost

header_pro-photo-daily.gifPro Photo Daily Spotlight: Travel Photographer of the Year Susan Frost By David Schonauer   Monday March 3, 2014 Photography came as a second career for PPD reader Susan Frost. She spent 30 years as a marketer for architecture and engineering companies before taking up photography, and that background is evident in much of her travel wo...
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A Skier’s Paradise … Powder Magazine

theskiermagazine-powder.jpgWe just can’t get away from all of this snow. So why not enjoy it? Take a look at this amazing online magazine. flipbook.powdermag.com About the Magazine:Jake and Dave Moe founded POWDER in 1972 as an alternative to the other, uptight skiing magazines. "To us, powder skiing means freedom, with an emphasis, not on how you do it, but just on doing ...
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Young Guns. Continuing the Conversation about Guns in Our Society.

guns-kill.jpgEvery other day a child is accidentally shot to death Very young children have a curiosity that will over rule all the safety instructions you have given to them even if they know the cartoon by NRA. It is important to re-inforce that if you see a gun: stop don’t touch leave the area tell and adult Young Guns: A Diane Sawyer Special The “...
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Play...Dream...Have Fun at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

michigan-sleepingbear-100826nc-ad-2010cbates045a-web-srgbA place in which to play, dream, refresh, create Miles of sand beach, bluffs that tower 450’ above Lake Michigan, lush forests, clear inland lakes, unique flora and fauna make up the natural world of Sleeping Bear Dunes. High dunes afford spectacular views across the lake. An island lighthouse, US Life-Saving Service stations, coastal villages...
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Working Together to Keep Guns Out of the Wrong Hands

Newtown VigilOn March 4th, there will be a vote in Burlington about gun safety. There will be three charter change measures that will be voted on, including keeping guns out of bars, requiring guns to be safely stored when accessible to children, and allowing the police to temporarily confiscate guns when then is a suspicion of domestic violence. We need to mak...
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Are you ready to get hungry!

Essex Inn Food Photo by Carolyn Bates

Take a look in the Essex Inn on the Adirondack Coast, Essex NY and get ready to be hungry.

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Welcome to Holland: The experience of raising a child with Down’s Syndrome

Kingsley_Elmo.jpgI wanted to share this because to me it is the way to look at life. Loving someone is to accept the changes that occur in life. The National Advocate for People with Down Syndrome Since 1979 Longtime Sesame Street writer Emily Perl Kingsley has been advocating for people with disabilities since 1974, when her son, Jason (co-author of Count Us I...
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An Inspiring Home Featured in Old House Journal

vermont-lakeside-cottage-inspire_20131227-215523_1.jpgA Snug Lakeside Cottage in Vermont With new owners, a lakeside summer cottage becomes a year-round sanctuary. By Regina Cole | Photos by Carolyn Bates | Old House Journal Nestled between the Adirondacks and the Green Mountains, this Vermont lake house is livable year-round—a reversal of its history. Built as a summer cottage in 1922, the house r...
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My kind of town, Chicago is

chicago-carolynbates-cityscape-photography-1.jpgIn Chicago, I just has to look UP all of the time, forgetting where my feet go, thus  tripping over sidewalks and sliding down stairs. River walks are the very best, after you twirl around Gehry's performance hall's red seats and Chicago's art museum on the waterfront.  Somewhere nearby multi faceted towers within the building could cont...
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Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

 

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 Take a trip to holiday's past...

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I am ready for my close-up

It is a doggy doggy world!

Meet Augie.

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SAS ARCHITECTS designs very COOL Postcard with my photo!

ECHO_Front_Final_carolynbates-commercial-architecture.jpgBehind the Scenes at ECHO with C Bates. Looks easy, doesn’t it?  Just arrive at party time, with sunset, and take one photo. Scene one:  June sunset, no party Scene two:  July, bar set up in front of view, two large plants in middle of people dining, bushes obscure view of party Scene three:  early Aug party is in the southe...
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