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I romanticize vacation spots in their off-seasons (this might be why). Relaxation for me often comes in solitude, so going to places like Martha’s Vineyard in the summertime would be a mixed blessing. Beautiful but spoiled. Going when no one else is there feels like you’re witnessing something you’re not supposed to. It’s still beautiful, but you don’t feel like you’re sharing it. Although the real reason I like these places in the wintertime might be sour grapes. I don’t have the money or schedule to go when everyone else does : )

My good friend Brett traveled from Kentucky to Martha’s Vineyard last weekend for his work. Brooke and I made it an excuse to take a little trip. It was beautiful. And I can’t wait to take more trips this winter. I feel sorry for all those people who have to vacation when it’s warm out.

Winter Vacation » Channing Johnson Photography - […] heard me talk about it before.┬áIf you want to experience the beauty of summer’s most popular destinations it helps to go […]January 14, 2013 – 1:51 pm

addiejean - Love the last one. When I used to live on the cape in the summer, and then would visit in the winter I appreciated the quiet and how everything looked different but still really beautiful. Nice job capturing that feeling :)January 2, 2011 – 6:13 pm

Josh Behan - really beautiful as always. through the window shot is on another level man.December 2, 2010 – 10:43 pm

mike a - i always love to travel in the winter, nice work as alwaysNovember 22, 2010 – 8:38 pm

katie barnes - i fell in love with martha’s vineyard in the winter… some gorgeous shots in here!November 22, 2010 – 2:23 pm

Joyelle - These have such a quiet beauty, Channing. And I agree, I love off-season travel!November 19, 2010 – 3:24 pm

Myndi - These are incredible. I want to curl up inside each one. How lucky that you get to take photographs as tremendous as these! -mNovember 19, 2010 – 12:45 pm

emily alane - awww… warms my heart. we’re going to ocracoke next week for thanksgiving. It’s the same way, the whole tiny town will have shut down and we’ll be left to our own devices.November 19, 2010 – 12:33 pm

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