Happy New Year!
This shot was taken just before dawn, capturing the quiet beauty of the home in the cold, winter setting, with millions of stars overhead.
Located in Starksboro, Vermont, and with stunning easterly views of Camels Hump, one of tallest peaks in the Green Mountain Range, the homeowner requested a collaboration on the design of a rugged and rustic, western style mountain home. The building features wrap-around porches, a hemlock timber frame, fabricated by Liberty Head Post and Beam with the timbers milled in North Hyde Park, Vt., by M.B.Heath & Sons. The frame has been stained with Land Ark Natural Wood Finish, a linseed, tung, and orange oil-based penetrating wood finish. The building is sheathed with structural insulated panels (SIPS) for energy and fabrication efficiency. I had the opportunity to photograph this project during the building process and when it was completed. I loved having the freedom to explore the photography options in such a stunning setting, over a long period of time. This shot was taken just before dawn, and the temperature was -12. I was so happy I got one shot that captured the quiet beauty of the home in the cold, winter setting, with millions of stars overhead. Happy New Year — I hope everyone can get out some night or early morning this winter and enjoy a star-filled sky like this one. Cheers!
General Contractor: David Werner, Middlebury, Vt.