A photoblog by Sebastien Barre

Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints.

 
 

Freedlyville Ice Quarry

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 9:32 pm

Freedlyville Ice Quarry

We paid a little visit to the Freedlyville Quarry, an abandoned marble quarry located north of Manchester, VT. Opened in 1790, it measures an impressive 200 by 600 feet (60 by 180 meters). Flooded portions freeze during the winter, forming a natural ice rink until early summer. Or, as we call it around here, the new winter. ... Continue Reading

Weekend in Cape Cod

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 11:35 pm

Weekend in Cape Cod

It took me about 12 years but I finally made it to Cape Cod. I had heard so much about this fabled land that I had to check it for myself. It is real. Despite waking up at an unprecedented 4:30am and driving no less than 640 miles in one weekend (that’s 1030 km for you Frencheners), I had a wonderful time. That’s the good news. The sad news is that when I woke up in Albany the next day, ... Continue Reading

The Tiny Fern Forest Tree House in Vermont

Posted on April 23, 2013 at 11:53 pm

The Tiny Fern Forest Tree House in Vermont

I'm a fan of road trips and quirky places. Once you get well acquainted with the Capital Region, there comes a time when you have to drive farther and farther away and need a place to stay overnight. Why not try something different? Enters Airbnb, “an online service that provides a platform for individuals, generally private parties, to rent living space and short-term lodging to guests”. I discovered this service about a year ago and I can't recommend it highly enough. Not ... Continue Reading

2012 Favs

Posted on January 22, 2013 at 12:19 am

2012 Favs

A month ago the busy bees at All Over Albany asked a handful of local photographers to share the best photo they felt they took in 2012. The results from this informal poll were to be compiled in a post featured during AOA's winter break. This didn't happen, since only Bennett and myself answered their plea — we get enough love already. This has been a slow season for me with respect to photography, though there are worst predicaments than ... Continue Reading

Train Ride to North Creek

Posted on October 23, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Train Ride to North Creek

Last weekend I joined the good people at All Over Albany on an excursion into the Adirondacks on the Saratoga & North Creek Railway, with a wine and cheese tasting at barVino in North Creek. I had been curious about this train since Bennett brought back great photos for AOA on that very same route last winter, and Cheryl Clark's enthusiastic review of barVino helped seal the deal. This was a beautiful ride, concluded with a superb feast of cheese. ... Continue Reading

Art Omi at Night

Posted on October 2, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Art Omi at Night

Fall is knocking hard on our doors right now, and if you are new to the Capital District you are in for a treat. I have a soft spot for contemporary art so let me recommend three open air museums that combine foliage and creativity: Storm King Art Center in Mountainville, Art Omi in Ghent, and A Rising Tide in Athens. I've mentioned Art Omi earlier this year, but I recently unearthed a few photos I took... around 1AM. What looks ... Continue Reading

Color Me Rad Albany 2012

Posted on September 25, 2012 at 12:16 am

Color Me Rad Albany 2012

This past Saturday morning I found yet another excuse to pick up cider donuts at Altamont Orchards by stopping at the Color Me Rad 5K Run for a few photos. The race, to benefit the Special Olympics New York, took place at the fairgrounds and promised to be colorful. Victim of its success, it also promised to be a nightmare for the small town of Altamont, gridlocking Route 20 & 146 for miles.  “Rad” didn't die in the 80's, after all. A 75% female attendance ... Continue Reading

Course Camarguaise, Bullfighting I Can Get Behind

Posted on June 23, 2012 at 8:43 pm

Course Camarguaise, Bullfighting I Can Get Behind

I'm on my way back to the US of A after a great time with friends and family in the homeland. I've posted a few photos of my trip on Flickr already, and a digest on Tumblr, but time permitted I'll post pictures and the corresponding cultural tidbits here in the next few weeks. I like to show a different side of France on this blog now and then, and if all else fails you get to learn new jokes ... Continue Reading

Baby Animals Bonanza

Posted on May 30, 2012 at 12:10 am

Baby Animals Bonanza

Baby lambs. Ducklings. Bunnies in a blanket. Mini-goats. Piglets. Nope, that's not what's for dinner, but it's still on the menu today with a special “OMG Baby Animalz!” double-feature post. I hit Indian Ladder Farms and Hancock Shaker Village in the search for America's Next Top Rooster and come back not only smitten, but very hungry. Baby animals, you are so delicious... ... Continue Reading

Minnewaska State Park

Posted on May 21, 2012 at 11:44 pm

Minnewaska State Park

If you were out and about in the Capital Region this past weekend I don't need colorful words to describe the weather. It was magnifique, with a side of sacrebleu. The right amount of sun, the right amount of breeze, and the right amount of water snakes. At least that's how I remember our trip to Minnewaska State Park. After almost ten years around here I love that there are still a few gorgeous state parks to discover less than ... Continue Reading

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Check the monthly archives section in the sidebar to the right for more posts, or everything in 2012, 2011, or 2010.