Camel's Hump

A Vermont hike with a photographer and his dog

Indigo licking her chops, patiently awaiting a snack from photographer Ted Dawson
at the top of the iconic Camel's Hump in Vermont

5 September 2020

While exploring my new surroundings of Montpelier, Vermont, which happens to be America's smallest capital city harboring a population hovering around 8,000 residents, I ran into a fellow newcomer and his puppy.  Actually, I spotted the energetic and floppy-eared (just one) Indigo cavorting around a corner along a path by Hubbard Park comfortably ahead of his "father".

Ted Dawson and I hit it off immediately, as we noticed we had one important thing in common - we both were sporting [Nikon] cameras and out to explore our new neighborhood in photographic fashion.  We also found out we were both recent transplants to New England, as Ted remarked of his move just months before from the west coast with his now wife Hannah, an established realtor at Green Light Real Estate in downtown Montpelier.  These commonalities established a relationship in exploration of our new surroundings with camera in hand.

Experimenting with multiple exposure imagery at the top of Camel's Hump.   

Ted's mutual interest in photography made him an apt subject for photo shoots, patiently tolerating the camera and humoring various requests for poses.

One of the Vermont landmarks that Ted had been wanting to visit with a fellow photographer was Camel's Hump, a popular hiking destination known for its mountaintop resemblance to that of a dromedary's arching back.  A comfortable hike with a spectacular view of surrounding central Vermont. 

View from the summit of Camel's Hump

Indigo would as well agree that the hike up Camel's Hump was enjoyable and worthwhile.  A few puppy treats at the summit aided in persuading her to pose for a portrait with Ted.  This portrait again incorporating multiple exposures within camera in order to portray to the viewer all that was being experienced in the summit surroundings, merging a view of the portrait subjects and simultaneously capturing the view the subjects they themselves were taking in.

Check out Ted's photography by clicking this link

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