John Hadden Photography

Photography of the Natural World



Dogwood berries

Dogwood berries against the sky

There’s a clutch of pagoda dogwood along Taft Road that have been beckoning my to take some photos. The dark purple-black berries on their bright red stems contrast so well with the green foliage. A shallow depth of field allows for some ethereal bokeh of the blue sky beyond.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/5, 1/640″ exposure.



Wheat ripening in the Farr’s field in Richmond

The Farr family planted wheat in part of their bottomland fields on the south side of Richmond. Usually, that field’s planted fully in corn (there is some growing down along the Winooski River), but I welcome the change in texture and color. We don’t see much wheat planted in these parts…

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 40mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/1600″ exposure.

Round bales

Fresh-cut round bales in Orwell, Vermont
Fresh-cut round bales in Orwell, Vermont

On our way back from kayaking on Lake Champlain on Sunday, we drove through this hayfield in Orwell. The fresh-cut round bales dotted the field out to the horizon line of the Green Mountains.

Sony RX100 III, ISO 125, f/11, 1/200″ exposure

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