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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.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Martha’s Vineyard Escape

Oak Bluffs Channel

It has been a very busy summer.  We have enjoyed mini-vacations 
Abby and Grayson at Mayfair Farm, Harrisville NH
In New Port Rhode Island, Lake Morey Vermont as well as a lovely Independence Day family gathering with Jeremy and his significant other Gina and, of course, Abigail and her newly minted husband, Grayson.  In addition to working on the images and blogs from all these activities.

Future Studio
 I have been finishing the design of my 2019 New England Reflections Calendar and working with our builder Jason on the layout and facilities of my new studio/man cave.  Susan is so enthusiastic about getting me and my stuff out of the house that she actually agreed that I should convert a portion of our barn into my photographic escape.  I get a studio and she recovers an upstairs guest room.

Sounding Edgartown
Amid all this hustle, Susan and I just returned from a couple of days on Martha’s Vineyard where the focus was on some serious relaxation.  We spent two nights at our good friends Connie and John’s Vineyard retreat.  We relaxed at the beach, explored the quieter corners of the Island and ate exceptionally well. 

East Chop Light
On previous visits to the Vineyard, I have always felt pressure to run about seeking the classic shots especially around the magic golden hours.  My goal on one trip was to photograph all five of the islands lighthouses.  This time I relaxed and shot whatever came my way.  There were still plenty of wonderful images to be found.

To the Beach

Leaving our car behind, we took the Island Queen from Falmouth to Oak Bluffs and spent the first afternoon relaxing at the beach.  With temperatures in the mid 90s at home, we were quite comfortable sharing the ocean’s edge with the scavenging sea gulls.  

The Atlantic Edgartown Ma
Dinner was at the Atlantic in Edgartown – expensive, but great food and gigantic portions.  We all brought home provisions for lunch the next day.  The evening was warm and beautiful, great weather for a stroll along the waterfront.

The Atlantic Line

Evening Launch, Edgartown Ma

West Tisbury

The next day we explored some of the less congested back roads.  Even on one of the busiest weeks of the season, it was possible to find quiet roads, away from the craziness of the seaside towns. 


Menemsha Traps
Finally, we ended up in Menemsha.  This little fishing village is one of my favorite corners of the Vineyard, It is a great place to shoot active fishing and lobstering vessels among all the lines and lobster traps.  It is also one of the best places to buy fresh seafood - and we did.  Dinner was a quiet gathering of local friends at John and Connie’s house.


Sea Bass Fillet Menemsha

The next day, we had time for peaceful walks through the Scrub Oak forest before heading to Oak Bluffs and the cruise back to Falmouth.  

We had a lovely time on the Vineyard.  It was a chance to relax before the hectic excitement of the big family holiday.  

Falmouth Channel

I have added more images from our trip to my growing collection in my 

Jeffrey Newcomer

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