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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 Magazine
Rising to the Challenge Story by Peter Coolidge • Photos by Carolyn Bates March/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 surr...
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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 architectu...
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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 beautiful ...
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Learn from John Paul Caponigro this June in Burlington Vermont!

John Paul will be coming to Burlington, VT JUNE 29, 2014 to the Hotel Vermont from 10am -4pm Contact 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 kn...
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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 Room
About 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

With 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 blog...
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London Calling ... Working with Blithfield & Company

Blithfield Company fabrics with chair
Imagine 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 se...
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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-authors...
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Architecture Spotlight: Taking a look at the Middlebury College InSite Decathlon House


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 v...
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Capturing the AIA Vermont Event "Pizzagalli Center At Shelburne Museum"

Pizzagalli Center for Art & Education, Shelburne Museum
I 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 Shelburn...
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Featured Work: Taking Photos of a Custom Tree House

Moose 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 i...
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Photography Spotlight: Brett Simison and The Apple Pickers

The 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 fiel...
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Seeing America. See Michigan. Check out the Poster of Sleeping Bear Dunes!

Sleeping 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

Pro 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 wor...
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A Skier’s Paradise … Powder Magazine

We just can’t get away from all of this snow. So why not enjoy it? Take a look at this amazing online magazine. 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 i...
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Young Guns. Continuing the Conversation about Guns in Our Society.

Every 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 “20/20″ Rep...
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Carolyn Bates Photography
PO Box 1205
Burlington, VT 05402

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20 Caroline St.
Burlington, VT 05402

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