Witch Windows

You’ve probably never heard of Witch Windows. This is a New England feature on older houses that is found almost exclusively in Vermont. Specifically in the northern and central regions of Vermont. The window is on the gabled end of…

Smuggler’s Notch

Mention “Smuggler’s Notch” and people will assume you’re talking about the ski resort, but that’s not what this post is about. Smuggler’s Notch, the one not built for elites from New York and Connecticut, occasionally referred to as “The Notch…

Street Photography

Street photography is not for everyone. Certainly not for the timid. The basic definition of street photography is the art of capturing moments encountered in public places. It’s a candid art, you’re generally shooting strangers as they go about their…

Yashicamat 124G

I love shooting medium format. At present, I have seven such cameras, two of them are Holgas, one is an SLR, one is a (working!) folder from the 1930s, and the other three are twin lens reflexes. Rolleiflex cameras are…

Olympus OM-1

First produced in 1972, the OM-1 is a fully-mechanical 35mm SLR designed by Olympus’ Yoshihisa Maitani (the “M” in “OM). Originally it was the M-1, made to rival the similarly-named Leica M-1. However, after Leica put up a stink about…

Salem, MA

My partner moved here from the Southwest a few years back, having never spent time here before, and I’m always surprised at all the things I take for granted about New England living. “Look at all these red brick buildings!”…