In October, this examiner participated in a one-of-a-kind photography workshop hosted by Marshall Webb at Shelburne Farms, 1611 Harbor Road, Shelburne.
From sun up to sun down, Marshall graciously shared the beautiful landscape of the farm, its buildings, its inhabitants, both two legged and four legged, and many surprises in between.
The “Lenses on the Land” program brought the technical expertise of Sebastian Ventrone, long time IBM’r and photographer, and combined it with the access, husbandry, and family history provided by Marshall Webb.
Eight people enjoyed this day long adventure that included breakfast at the Inn at Shelburne Farms and lunch from the Farm Cart.
Everyone brought a different and interesting perspective, whether a snowbird that had joined this program in the past, a Shelburne Farms educational staffer, friends who wanted to check out new equipment and skills, or a Shelburne Museum Brick House employee such as this examiner.
Please see the slideshow for some of the highlights.
The focal points of workshop and the property were:
The knoll behind the Farm Barn before, during and after
The pasture including sheep and Freckles, the guard llama
The Inn at Shelburne Farms, where Sebastian described his myriad of lenses of all sizes and purposes
The Inn also incorporated the gardens, Lake Champlain, the shore and the Adirondack Mountains
“The Tree”, one of Sebastian’s favorite motifs, a lone maple tree in the field next to the driveway of the Brick House, the historic home of Shelburne Museum founder Electra Havemeyer Webb
The Breeding Barn
The Clock Tower atop the Farm Barn, this was definitely the case of the journey being greater, if not equal to the destination.
The secluded beach north of the inn and dairy barn, featuring cedars and cliffs to Lake Champlain
Ideally, the day would have ended at the Inn to capture the sunset, but the clouds came in from the west.
For this examiner, some of the favorite shots came during these unexpected moments along the shore and in the gardens.
Please check out the website www.shelburnefarms.org for information on programs like this and more to come.
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