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BRENT PENNINGTON A Common Loon swims on the surface of Kent Pond in Killington, VT, on the morning of 12 June 2015.

Loons in Vermont

When I went to Vermont a couple of weeks back, I drive over 600 miles round trip with the red Impulse 10 strapped to the Jeep’s roof racks….

BRENT PENNINGTON The Gorham covered bridge in Pittsford, VT, as seen from Otter Creek on the morning of 14 June 2015.

Otter Creek in Proctor

I spent a long weekend in Vermont last week, back for my annual visit to see the family.  Unlike my previous visits, however, this time I made sure…

BRENT PENNINGTON Sunrise amid the fog on a 34* morning on Lackawanna Lake, 24 May 2015.

GMPE: Part 5 – Lackawanna Lake

The final morning of my Great May Photo Expedition dawned sunny, but cold.  As in, really-goddamn-34-degrees-in-late-May cold.  I dragged myself out to Lackawanna Lake and launched from Bullhead…

BRENT PENNINGTON At the far north end of Bradys Lake, PA, the lake narrows as it turns to marshland, the channels often blocked by beaver dams such as these. Afternoon of 22 May 2015.

GMPE: Part 3 – Bradys Lake

As I was leaving Tobyhanna Lake I glanced at Google Maps on my phone and remembered that Bradys Lake was only about 10 miles away, and figured that…

BRENT PENNINGTON Kayaking along the northern shore of Tobyhanna Lake, Tobyhanna State Park, on the morning of 22 May 2015.

GMPE: Part 2 – Tobyhanna Lake

The second stop on my Great May Photo Expedition was Tobyhanna State Park, where I launched the kayak for a windy late-morning paddle.  I’m normally a on-the-water-at-dawn sort…

BRENT PENNINGTON A Gray Catbird perches at Sapsucker Woods, part of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, in Ithaca, NY, on the morning of 21 May 2015.

GMPE: Part 1 – Sapsucker Woods

Each May I embark on my Great May Photo Expeditio (GMPE), which is a fancy name for what really amounts to my wandering around the region for a…


Assateague Ponies

The last post in my Assateague adventure series, and what better to end with than the ponies that make the island famous. The ponies, notably but perhaps fictitiously…

BRENT PENNINGTON Playing in the surf on the beach at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on the afternoon of 09 May 2015.

Simple Clicks – beach time

We hung out on the beach on our second day in Virginia – what started as a picnic lunch turned into lunch, several hours of lounging, a food…

BRENT PENNINGTON A Great Egret hunts in the marsh behind the beach at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on Assateague Island on the morning of 08 May 2015.

Simple Clicks – splish splash

My first capture of a Great Egret and one of the first photos I captured on my trip, it’s also something a little out of the ordinary.  Usually,…

A Great Egret hunts in the salt marsh at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on the morning of 09 May 2015.

Assateague Birds

As much as the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is about the ponies, it’s also about birds, and particularly migratory waterfowl.  The refuge is designed to provide an ideal…

A certified piece of a shipwreck lays part burried in the dunes on the beach at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on the morning of 09 May 2015.

Simple Clicks – Assateague Dunes

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Assateague Island – another foggy morning

I ventured out again on Saturday morning and was once more socked in by a dense sea fog, which covered both islands and the beach, where I had…