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Spofford, New Hampshire, United States
Jeff Newcomer has been a physician practicing in New Hampshire and Vermont for over 30 years. Over that time, as a member of the Conservation Commission in his home of Chesterfield New Hampshire, he has used his photography to promote the protection and appreciation of the town's wild lands. In recent years he has been transitioning his focus from medicine to photography, writing and teaching. Jeff enjoys photographing throughout New England, but has concentrated on the Monadnock Region and southern Vermont and has had a long term artistic relationship with Mount Monadnock. He is a featured artist in a number of local galleries and his work is often seen in regional print, web publications and in business installations throughout the country. For years Jeff has published a calendar celebrating the beauty of The New England country-side in all seasons. All of the proceeds from his New England Reflections Calendar have gone to support the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at the Cheshire Medical Center. Jeff has a strong commitment to sharing his excitement about the special beauty of our region and publishes a weekly blog about photography in New England.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Chesterfield Center Photo Gallery

This week, in my article for the New England Photographs Guild Blog, I decided to honor my home town of Chesterfield New Hampshire.  Well, actually, just a part of it.  Chesterfield comprises three separate villages including West Chesterfield, Chesterfield Center and my home near the lake in Spofford Village.  In previous articles, I have focused heavily on Spofford, but this week I thought it would be fair to highlight the classic beauty of Chesterfield Center. 

Chesterfield is a rural community with little industrial or commercial development, located mostly along State Route 9, the only “major” road, which bifurcates the town from east to west.    The town center benefits from this lack of development.  It buildings, mostly of stone, are aligned along Route 63 and include the 1851 Town hall, an adjacent library and the diminutive stone historical society building.  Also present along the road are the town’s K-8 school, the fire department and the new town office building whose stone facade was design to compliment the other village structure.

Hubner Farm Pasture

My article for the NEP Guild goes into a little more detail, but here I just wanted to include an album of some of my favorite images that would not fit into the Guild blog.  Chesterfield Center is easy to find.   From Route 9, just turn south on route 63. You will soon discover our lovely village perched on a ridge with panoramic view to the west and the southern Vermont hills.

For more images, check out my  Chesterfield Center Gallery.


Village Center:






Village Farms 






Along the Ridge

As I look through all these images, I find it remarkable that they all came from a less than one mile stretch through Chesterfield Center.  I can only be grateful to live in such a beautiful little corner of the globe.

For more information and pictures of Chesterfield’s attractions check out these links and my Chesterfield Center Gallery.

Jeffrey Newcomer

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