Morning Rays on Sunrise Mountain Road

Morning Rays on Sunrise Mountain Road
Stokes State Forest, Sussex County, New Jersey


This photo was taken on a recent outing. I quickly jumped out of my car to seize the opportunity of morning sunlight piercing through clearing fog in the forest. The good photo opportunities are always fleeting.

Visit Stokes State Forest – https://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/stokes.html

Ashokan Rail Trail and View of Reservoir

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Ashokan Rail Trail and View of Reservoir

Catskills Park, Ulster County NY

We parked in the Woodstock Dike Parking Lot so this view near the Boiceville Bridge Trailhead was at the fair end of the rail trail. There are scenic areas scattered the entirety of the rail trail.

Visit the Ashokan Rail Trail – http://ashokanrailtrail.com/

Ashokan Reservoir Reflections

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Ashokan Reservoir Reflections
 
Catskill Park, Ulster County NY
 
Ashokan Reservoir is a massive body of water, now encompassing several condemned hamlets. This area provides drinking water to NYC and the new rail trail provides outdoor activities to many visitors from NJ and NY.
 

Fog on Kittatinny Point

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Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, New Jersey

Kittatinny Point represents, in my mind, the spirit of outdoor recreation. As a boy I longingly admired these mountains on the way to Poconos camping with my neighbors and their dad. This is the site where in the summers of P.C. (Pre-coronavirus), hundreds of outdoor enthusiasts congregate on kayaks, canoes, and tubes to ride the waters of the Delaware River.  Kittatinny Point is also a quick and scenic pulloff to stretch your legs if you are traveling to Pennsylvania on Interstate 80.

Visit Kittatinny Point – https://scenicwilddelawareriver.com/entries/kittatinny-point-visitor-center-bushkill-pa/f378f6a4-f8c1-441e-9fd1-f0ca6c05768a

March 2020 at Lake Arrowhead

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March 2020 at Lake Arrowhead
 
Denville Township, New Jersey
 
The bleak recent weather seems to echo the uncertain times of the pandemic. Hopefully sunny days ahead for us.
 
Canon EOS M50 + Tamron 18-400mm

Social Distancing at Pyramid Mountain

Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area
Morris County, New Jersey

A nice foggy morning in the foggy, peaceful, and healing solitudes of nature.

In this video I explain my landscape photography composition for Lucy’s Overlook along the Blue Trail.

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Clearing Clouds over Taylortown Reservoir

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Clearing Clouds over Taylortown Reservoir
 
Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area, Morris County NJ
 
My goal for this image was include the context of the foreground pine needles, the midground of the water, and background detail including both the treeline as well as the sky. That is a lot of elements to aline for one shot!
 
Learn more about hiking Taylor Town Reservoir – https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/new-jersey/taylortown-reservoir-trail
 
Canon EOS M50 + EFM 11-22mm lens

Dawn at Overpeck County Park

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Dawn at Overpeck County Park
 
Bergen County, New Jersey
 
Having a scheduled real estate commitment at 7:45AM, I set my alarm for 5:00AM and had my camera bag prepared for a quick start to the day. I took this one successful (to me) landscape image before having a productive workday.
 
Moral of the story: “Free time is made and not found.”
 
 

 
Canon EOS M50 + EFM 11-22mm is lens