Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Watery Wednesday, Sap's Runnin'

These are a few photos that I shot for an essay over on Smells Like Grape where you can read my article on maple sugaring.

Sap's Running
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The Evaporator
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Folsom's Sugar House
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26 comments:

madcobug said...

Making Maple syrup is interesting. Another blogger posted some sugar shacks inside and outside about a week or so ago. Great shots. Helen

Mojo said...

I've only just scrolled down the first page here, but you have got some really phenomenal work on display! I don't know where to begin, but this series with the maple sugar/syrup is a good start. The last shot alone is worth 1000 words.

But it's really the ones further down the page of the lighthouse and the birds that stopped the clock. Especially the ducks. In flight shots like that give me a fit. I have yet to master the technique. And you must have some serious glass to get that tight on the woodpecker without scaring him off too.

I will be back. You can count on it!

VALKYRIEN said...

Is this a place where they make syrup? The little drop in the first shot must be syrup - nice capture! i love the last photo though - the steam of damp coming out from the window of that old house....it looks old!

And yes, my little island was a great place to grow up! One is more close to nature in a place like that, compared with living in a city.

A New England Life said...

Nice Steve! I've been hoping to get some shots like this myself but there aren't any sugar shacks nearby. Now I want pancakes!

Too bad you can't deliver the smell too ; )

Kathy said...

Steve I stand in awe. Those are wonderful shots. I don't I can do anything like that with my tiny camera. =)

Gill - That British Woman said...

I have never been to a Maple Sugar Shack and we have them all around us here in Southern Ontario.

Gill in Canada

Kelly said...

I love the shot of Folsom's Sugar House...the steam pouring from the top window is wonderful. I'll be sure to remind Pat and John to visit your site again. They were at their property yesterday and today working in their sugar shack!

Steve B said...

Hi Helen, Half my blood is Sangiovese and the other half is maple syrup!
Hi Mojo, thanks for stopping by. I'll be checking out your blog shortly, I'm a little behind on my commenting.
Hi Valkyrien, this is where the sap is boiled down into syrup. This is ~the~ place to be on a cold late winter day.
Sharon, I don't think this sugar house is very far from you. Search for Folsom's Sugar House. It's in Chester over towards Manchester, not very far off of 101.
Hi Kathy, thanks. Big fancy cameras aren't everything. I still pack a point an shoot from time to time.
Gill, Shame on you! You go and visit a sugar house before the sap stops running. You've just got to smell the steam!
Cool Kelly! I wish I had a sugar bush! They are so lucky.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Nice series. I really like that first shot and that one really big drip.

The Right Blue said...

I'll bet it smells wonderful around that sugar house. Makes me think of those little maple sugar candies in the molded shapes -- which I have not had since AI was a little girl.

Bobbie

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Now that was interesting Steve. I sure do like maple syrup!! :)

Kallen305 said...

Making maple syrup is fascinating. I love the picture of the little house.

Kerri said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE that last shot of the Sugar House! Great Series!!

John Theberge said...

Great series, I can almost smell the boiling of the sap. Now I'm hungry for some pancakes.

Eve said...

This is real big around here too. We call them Sugar Shacks. Wonderful photos...like we're right there!

Linnea W said...

Interesting...it seems like a lot of effort goes into making that one little bottle of maple sugar or syrup. Great shots. I love the house...so quaint. Thanks for posting these pics here and for your article on the other site. Enjoy the day.

JonJon said...

Thanks for sharing.. I love the first picture.
Have a great week!

Jew Wishes said...

What a fantastic photo trio! Beautiful captures of light, textures and tones, and of course, the making of maple syrup!

I love the sugar house photo, so nostalgic.

Doug Taron said...

That's a really cool diversity of little insects attracted to the sap residue in the first photo. I haven't done maple sugaring since my undergraduate days back in Maine. This sequence brings back some nice memories.

Natural Moments said...

That's a really cool looking historic home. It has a good feel to it.

I like how you captured a bubble of sap flowing from the tree.

Jenny said...

I wonder if we could have this industry over here? Only if we had the right trees I guess or do you need the right climate too? I'm ignorant of these things. Wonderful characterful sugar shack that and I see the beetles like the sap too!

allhorsestuff said...

Thanks for stopping by my plade today...wow you are amazing! Nice shots and I want some pancakes too!

Steve B said...

Hi All, thanks for all the warm thoughts and comments. I'll be off visiting other's sites later today so my blogging time becomes a compromise between commenting, posting and seeing what others are doing. I think that the latter is just as important.

A New England Life said...

Steve,

I have actually been driving by an old sugar house on my way to work everyday, and though it says 'Maple Syrup' on a sign out front I'm not sure they are actually boiling it down themselves. Not to mention the place isn't very attractive looking. I know of one other place as well, but trying to find the time to get there can be difficult.

Seems most of my shots are taken either on the way to work or on the way home, and I'm always in a rush!

Are you ready for a warm week-end?!

Steve B said...

This one is in Chester, just the other side of 101 where I ~think~ you are. It's a couple of miles off the road, but not "in the sticks". It just took me an hour and a half to get there from Gloucester. If you've never stuck your head in the steam, you're in for a treat! MMMMmmMmMmMMMmmmm.

A New England Life said...

I may go to the Sugar Shack in Lee, NH if I have the time. I love Maple Cream and they sell it. I'll look up the place you went to though. Hope you bought some syrup after traveling all that way!

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