“That’s Justin — he does our plowing,” said one visitor to Highland Center for the Arts last weekend, pointing to a photograph of young Justin Foster, perhaps 10 years old, standing bare-chested in the barn, pausing with both hands on a shovel — a photograph taken a few decades ago.

MONTPELIER — Despite being landlocked, Vermont continues to receive distinction on the high seas with the upcoming commission of a new nuclear-powered fast-attack naval submarine named after the state.

With its vivid reds, oranges and yellows, fall is an excellent time to take photos in Vermont. Throw in a classic red barn, picturesque stone wall, or a backdrop of mountains, and you’ve got an excellent reason to get behind a lens.

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Violinist Soovin Kim has been soloist with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra countless times since he first appeared with the ensemble at Burlington First Night at age 11 or 12. But this time around, Kim will be conducting the VSO and performing as soloist, leading its annual Made in Vermont statewide tour.

From a vermillion Lijiang landscape performance space in Yunan, China, to intensely alive residents of Havana to unexpected as well as familiar scenes and moments close to home, images in the Valley Arts VT Photo Show are as diverse as the dozens of photographers represented in it.