Vermont is one of those places you never think to visit.... Until you do and then it's impossible to forget. The pristine beauty and utter tranquility you experience in Vermont is unlike any destination I have ever been. Billboard advertising is outlawed and you'll have a had time finding a Walmart or any other commercialized retail for that matter. The state as a whole is an iconic representation of what it is like to live off the land and its residents are happy to keep it that way.
As an added bonus for us photographers, the night time skies here are fantastically free of light pollution and particulate. So much so that on a moonless night, you can capture an entire sequence of star trails as I was able to do in this photograph. This image, taken over the span of about an hour and a half, consists of 41 exposures-1 for the cabin and interior lights and 40 for the stars. Taken in 30 second intervals, each exposure leaves just a hint of each stars trek across the night sky and when combined in Photoshop, the result is an incredible chronological journey through the evening routine of the cosmos. Something which is very difficult to find anywhere else in the US.