Somerset Reservoir Panorama
Somerset Reservoir is the larger wilderness body of water in Vermont, and a popular recreation spot. It's also one of the few areas remaining in the state where loons still nest; boaters are warned to avoid them, and if you are lucky you can hear their eerie calls in the morning or evening in the summer and fall.
Because of its elevation and location in a mountain valley, color changes early here. I took advantage of the nice weather on this day in late September to capture this four-panel panorama of the changing leaves along the cold shoreline of the reservoir. The tall peak in the distant background on the left side is Stratton Mountain, a popular ski area.