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.
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
--- 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.