Paul  Osgood  Photography

--- 2017 ---

Death Valley - January

In January I spent 2 weeks in California and Nevada just doing photography.  Stops included  Death Valley, Anza Borrego State Park, El Matador State Beach, Red Rock Canyon State Park, Alabama Hills and Valley of Fire.

Venice - May

Nancy and I spent a month in Venice, Italy.  Plenty of time to see some sites, eat some great  food and do some photography.  We rented a couple of apartments in different sections of the city and spent our days exploring.  The one of the reasons for this visit was the Venice Biennale, a contemporary art festival that lasts from May to October every other year.    

Ireland - September

Nancy and I, along with her mom spent 10 days in Ireland.  We stayed for a week in a rented cottage near Tralee and a few days in Dublin. 

Acadia, Maine - October 

As in the case most years, I spent a week in Acadia, Maine just doing photography.

--- 2016 ---

Yellowstone - August

I spent a week exploring and photographing Yellowstone National Park.  August was the 100 year university of the National Park System.  

Colorado and New Mexico - September into October

Nancy and & I spent 3 weeks at peak foliage in the San Juan mountains of Colorado, Mesa Verde, Taos and Santa Fe. 

--- 2015 ---

Death Valley - May
In early March I spent 10 days exploring and photographing Death Valley, the Alabama Hills and Valley of Fire.
Washington and Oregon - June
In June I spent 11 days exploring and photographing parts of Washington state and Oregon.  First the  Palouse farm country in eastern Washington. The rolling hills are a lush green, covered with winter wheat.  After spending a few days on the Olympic coast, I visited the Painted Hills section of John Day Fossil Beds of Oregon.  

--- 2014 ---
Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smokey Mountains National Park - May
Nancy & I spent three weeks in this area in early May, timing our trip for the blooming of foliage and wildflowers.  

Iceland - June
I spent 10 days in mid June exploring Iceland in early June. My primary interest was  in the southern part of the country.  This time of year the sun sets at midnight and rises at 3am. Unfortunately it was a very wet spring and summer and I only saw the sun for a few hours.  


My wife and I toured Italy, spending a week in each of the following locations: Orvieto,  the Amalfi coast, Roma.  Did some photography in the hill towns around Orvieto.  

Acadia and Maine

I spent the week starting on Columbus day doing photography in Acadia.

--- 2013 ---

Acadia - May

I spent a week with a group of photographers from the Simsbury CT Camera Club discovering the beauty of springtime in Acadia National Park.

Acadia - July

We vacationed in Acadia for two weeks. Each year we rent a small cabin on Frenchmans bay to enjoy the natural beauty. On some mornings I get up at 4am (the sun rises at 5am) to catch the early light.

Venice, Ferrara, Lake Garda, Dolomites Italy

We recently vacationed in Italy and spent a day in Burano, an island in the Venetian Lagoon. Burano is known for its small, brightly painted houses, popular with artists. Folklore has it that the houses were originally painted in bright colors so fishermen could identify their homes when returning from a day of fishing. The colors of the houses follow a specific system originating from the golden age of the Venetian Republic. On this visit, I was looking for a fresh way to photograph the colors of the island and decided on a series of simple compositions. As I reviewed the images, I worked to balance the tones and the relationship of each image to its neighbor. This effort led me to Interaction of Color by the artist Josef Albers.

Valley of Fire, Zion and Bryce

In early November I sent 10 days exploring Valley of Fire, Bryce and Zion National Parks. This is an ideal time for visiting Zion as vehicular traffic is now allowed in the park and the cottonwoods have turned golden.

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