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

Brown Thrasher at Troy Meadows NJ

Brown Thrasher at Troy Meadows in Parsippany NJ

This territorial bird popped up to let me know I was intruding near its home turf.

Learn more about the Brown Thrasher – https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Brown_Thrasher/id

Morel Mushroom at Wharton State Forest NJ

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Morel
 
Wharton State Forest, New Jersey
 
 
 

Great Bay Boulevard Wildlife Management Area, Tuckerton NJ

A great area for photographing birds and landscapes. Go check it out!

http://wildlifeviewingareas.com/viewing-area/great-bay-boulevard-wildlife-management-area/

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Solomon’s Seal at Buckhorn Creek WMA NJ

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Solomon’s Seal and Skunk Cabbage
 
Buckhorn Creek Wildlife Management Area, Warren County NJ
 
More info on Solomon’s Seal – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polygonatum
 

Where In NJ Can I Hike During Coronavirus Pandemic?

Morning Walk at Sparta Mountain Wildlife Management Area

NJ WMAs remain open during the #coronavirus #pandemic

Google “NJ WMAs” to find your nearest open space.

Get out and relax your kind and stretch your legs. Please don’t congregate or litter.

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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

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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Winter’s Dawn at Liberty Marsh

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Winter’s Dawn at Liberty Marsh
 
Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge NY/NJ
 
I liked the sky transition from clear to clouded with hues of blues and pinks on this January morning. My feet were planted in Pine Island (Orange County NY) and the view is towards Wanted (Sussex County NJ).
 
 
Canon EOS M50 + EFM 11-22mm lens

Kugler Falls

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Kugler Falls
 
Kingwood, Hunterdon County, New Jersey
 
I didn’t know these waterfalls existed before I stopped to check out a random hiking kiosk on Route 29. I was glad I stopped.
 
 
Canon EOS M50 + EFM 11-22mm lens