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Read the latest from Carolyn in her blog! Photography, local events, Vermont happenings, and more.

A Snapshot of a Home

Henderson-House-CarolynBates-002.jpgSee how the perfect mix of design, innovation, and architecture can be brought together to give the owner ultimate privacy. It is one of the first houses designed by architect Patrick Kane while working for Gossens & Bachman Architecture. For ultimate privacy: Windows totally covered by huge shutters and an outdoor patio secluded by using hug...
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Spotted at the ASMP Exhibit and Booth at AIA Expo, Chicago 2014

Weston_5605_0524-ASMPChic.jpgFor the third year in a row, my photo was selected by the jury to be in the ASMP AIA Convention show in Chicago! Now, thanks to Judy Davis, I can show everyone. ©All Rights Reserved Weston Imaging, HDPhoto Please contact the following if you'd like to share the photos and/or information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.      
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Photography Exhibit Alert! "Photos of Syria, Then and Now", by Peter Aaron

peteraaron-photographersyria.jpgARTspace – "Photos of Syria, Then and Now", by Peter Aaron August 16 to September 7Location: ARTspace Gallery 71 Palatine Rd Germantown, NY Saturdays 11 -5 & Sundays 11 – 3 Or by appointment This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Opening Reception August 16, 5 – 7germantownartspace.com More about the Exhibit: During the Syrian Civil War many magnificent struct...
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Dr Goslin, Tracey and I in a Dentist SELFIE!

dentistselfie.jpgDr G and Tracey are the funniest and finest dentist and assistant that I know. They watch what is going on with my teeth so I do not run into problems in the future. Just today I went in to have a crack fixed in a molar. With a cool pack over my eyes I was perfectly comfortable for over an hour of work. And with photos, I can see that they are also...
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Architectural Spotlight: Sizzling Conrete

sizzlingconcretecbates-architectural-photography-carolynbates-4.jpgFabric and fern leaves sizzle deep into the concrete forms that bend, twist, and meld into sensual textured exterior walls and columns of Sandy Lawton’s newest HOT design perched high up in the Green Mountains. You want to reach out and touch the walls, feel the patterns, and lean back against the columns. Sandy collaborated with the owner, Pierre ...
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Check out Videotect Viewers' Choice Finalist • Architecture MN

I recently had a chance to see a video by Ryan Siemers centering around architecture and his daughter in the Skyways of Minneapolis. It was so great that I had to share.

 

Ryan Siemers and Craig Hinrichs from Architecture Minnesota on Vimeo. Videotect Viewers' Choice Finalist

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The Projector House featured in Vermont Magazine!

Projector House VT MagazineRising to the Challenge Story by Peter Coolidge • Photos by Carolyn BatesMarch/April 2014 • Vermont Magazine Artistic insight and design created a fine lakeside home that affords big views and value while utilizing a small piece of property. Designing a house can be a challenge. Designing a house to be pleasing to the eye and in tune with its su...
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New Book News from Doug Keister!

I just got an email from author Doug Keister about his newest book Bullets, Baubles and Bones! Take a look!

Bullets, Baubles and Bones by Douglas Keister

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My Photography Featured at the 2014 AIA National Convention

2014 AIA National Convention For the third year in a row, my photo was selected by the jury to be in the ASMP AIA Convention show in Chicago! 2014 AIA National Convention Change :: Culture | Community | Commitment Chicago, IL, June 26–28, 2014 The 2014 AIA National Convention is coming to Chicago and will take place at McCormick Place, June 26–28, 2014. Owing to its archi...
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A View from Mount Philo Featured in Lake Champlain Committee Newsletter!

This stunning shot of the view from Mount Philo by Carolyn Bates is one of four featured in LCC's new note card sets.Check out my photograph of the view from Mount Philo which is one of one of four featured in LCC's new note card sets! News from Lake Champlain Committee Miss being on or around the lake? You can view the lake year-round even when you're not lakeside with LCC's color note cards. An eight-card set includes two cards each of four different beaut...
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Learn from John Paul Caponigro this June in Burlington Vermont!

JohnPaul-VTPROMO-hor.jpgJohn Paul will be coming to Burlington, VT JUNE 29, 2014 to the Hotel Vermont from 10am -4pmContact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info and to sign up. Fill out the online VPP Form.Sponsored by Vermont Professional Photographers. *** "I have taken several workshops with John Paul Caponigro and heard him speak on many occasions. He is a very kno...
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Happy Easter

Happy Easter (Flynn Garden)
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FAHC gets a new ICU Waiting room with an artistic twist.

FAHC gets a new ICU Waiting RoomAbout the Project: FAHC in Burlington, VT. needed a second waiting room for ICU, but there was no empty room available. The facilities planning staff spied a flat, ugly, black roof off of the icu hallway. Pushing out from the wall this roof turned into a marvelous light filled two story space withhundreds of very colorful balloon shaped hand blown...
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iPhone Photography Tips from John Paul Caponigro

iphoneappsWith all the apps that are out there, do you ever wonder which ones are the best? Luckily photographer & writer John Paul Caponigro can help. From blog posts to a Pinterest board dedicated to the apps he uses, you will be able navigate through all the apps out there. Lessons On his website, John Paul has a wide variety of resources. He has ...
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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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