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Photo Safari 2015

Photo Safari 2015

Sandy Lawton, of Arro Design, Kirsten Seibert, of Broadleaf Landscape Architecture and I gave a PHOTO SAFARI, which included tours of Sandy and Kirsten's home and in their barn where they are building a new home, complete with beautifully colored concrete kitchen counters. Then we drove to see Sandy's fabric formed concrete TreeHouse, and Kirsten's well designed very steep sloped landscape with pergula, We had a magnificent lunch, and finally camera raw classes by Carolyn L. Bates Photography.

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New Video! The Shelburne Point Residential Project

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Where flowers bloom ...

peoniesPeonies by Mary Oliver    This morning the green fists of the peonies are getting ready  to break my heart  as the sun rises,  as the sun strokes them with his old, buttery fingers     and they open ---  pools of lace,  white and pink ---  and all day the black ants climb over them,&n...
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Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign Kick-off!

I just happened to be in the right place at the right time to whip out my iPhone for this video - Waterfront Park, Burlington, Vermont on May 26, 2015. See more of my videos on the YouTube Channel!
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New Video! Gone Swimmin'

...and I forgot my cellphone! See more of my videos on my YouTube Channel!
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New Video! Artful Living Artful Living in the Art-Filled Home of Stephen and Genese

Enter the home of Stephen and Genese and experience living in an art-filled home. See more of my videos on my YouTube Channel!
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New Video! Lost Shul Mural

This mural was made over 100 years ago. In the 1970's -1980's Aaron Goldberg found out about the mural and finally covered it up with the dream of restoring it.

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Travel through the lens of Olivia Wolf

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Take a journey with Olivia Wolf as she shares images from her travels around the world, including Machu Pichu, Brice Canyon in Utah, and her hometown of Burlington Vermont.

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Mom at 97

My Mom

WOW! Can you believe my mom is 97!!!

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Travel back to the 1970's with Ron Pownall and Elton John

a1sx2_Original1_eltonjohn-RonPownall.jpgCheck out this amazing photos of ELTON JOHN by my friend and photographer Ron Pownall! Recently I read an article by Joe Fox on cuepoint that featured my friend Ron Pownall's photography of Elton John. The images are amazing and the article is really interesting as well. Take a look and travel back into 70s Rock 'n' Roll.     Elto...
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PHOTO SAFARI: Tour and Photograph TREEHOUSE, LANDSCAPE and PERGULA

photosafari.jpgPHOTO SAFARI  unique TREEHOUSE and PERGULA with LANDSCAPE led by CAROLYN L. BATES PHOTOGRAPHY For 1-4 people. $1200 Includes:  2 tours, a photographic lesson, lunch, and class review: 1. Designer and contractor Sandy Lawton of  Arro Design & Construction will give a tour of the treehouse, including  information about his...
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New Video! Celebrate Diversity

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Photoshop Tutorial Find! Using Photoshop to Create Digital Gobos

Digital GobosI found this great photoshop tutorial that I wanted to share. Take a look at how easy it is to make digital gobos in your next image! Using Photoshop to Create Digital Gobos by Mark S. Johnson Photography (msjphotography.com) A gobo is a physical template made from glass, metal, or plastic that can be slipped inside (or placed in front of) a l...
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Visit to Little Hogback Farm for Maple Sugaring

We go to their Sugar House where they are using a state of the art machine to boil sap into syrup. And where they sell their yummy maple cream, syrup, t-shirts etc.

©Carolyn Bates and Tree Spaulding. All rights reserved. No uses allowed without written permission.
Published on Apr 20, 2015

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Congratulations to The Ocean Cleanup!

The Ocean CleanupAfter only 100 days, the crowd funding campaign set up by The Ocean Cleanup was successfully completed and exceeded expectations!  September 15, 2014, Amsterdam - The Ocean Cleanup, founded by Dutchman Boyan Slat (20), has successfully completed its crowd funding campaign. With the support of over 38,000 funders from 160 countries, in 100 d...
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Picture Perfect Residence from The Cushman Design Group

Take a look at two of the images that will be in a full page AD for The Cushman Design Group in Architectural Digest!

The Cushman Design Group AD

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Vermonters for Common Sense Gun Laws: Historic Senate Vote of 20-8!

CommonSenseGunLaws-a_1100033.jpgNews Alert: The Senate just voted S. 141 forward 20-8. Your calls have made such a difference! Our voices have been heard loud and clear in the Vermont Senate. Sen John Campbell (left) and Sen Dick Sears (right)  Sears was head of judiciary committee that brought the bill through a long journey filled with may members dressed in orange ...
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Fun with Photoshop! Fixing Camera Angle in Photoshop.

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If I was able to Fly, then perhaps I would have been able to photograph this summer camp straight on. But without this ability, I was perched precariously on concrete steps that went like an expert ski slope. Not happy with this view, I played with free transform, and lots of extra layers of pieces and parts of the cottage, to finally make it look like I really was able to fly. Enjoy!

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LAKE CHAMPLAIN: Clean Up with Floating Islands

Lake Carmi

Lake Champlain is heavily polluted with phosphate in some ares, with thick growths of algae. Floatingislandsolutions.com has a solution.

This solution is not just for larger lakes, but can be used for smaller bodies of water such as Lake Carmi.

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Before & After: How to create a Dream

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Playing out side the box with color and text.

Check out the pieces that went into making this fun and whimsical portriat!

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