Autumn at Great Bay

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Autumn at Great Bay
Denville, New Jersey
I had to stand on a flimsy fallen tree to obtain this clear view of the lake. As Ansel Adams noted, “A good photograph is knowing where to stand.” Overcast skies also dictated adding an extra stop of light to the exposure to emphasize the foliage.
Canon 5Dsr + Tamron SP 15-30mm VC

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South Branch in Autumn
Ken Lockwood Gorge WMA, Hunterdon County NJ
Taken with my mirrorless Canon M50 ILC (interchangeable lens camera) on a recent bicycle ride.

Trail Bend and Island View

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Trail Bend and Island View
Taylortown Reservoir, Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area, Morris County NJ
I am continuing to explore the park throughout all 4 seasons. Grateful to have the honor of Morris Parks using my artwork for the upcoming replacement of trail signage with the Pyramid Mountain visitors center. Pyramid Mountain is a natural resource enjoyed by thousands of hikers each year, both from in state and out of state.

Fern and Trunk in Autumn

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Fern and Trunk in Autumn
Mahlon Dickerson County Reservation, Jefferson NJ
I enjoyed the stark contrast of the diminutive late season fern against the dark textured tree trunk.
Canon M50 + EF-M 11-22mm

Taylortown Reservoir in Autumn

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Taylortown Reservoir in Autumn
Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area, Morris County, New Jersey
The hike behind Taylortown Reservoir is scenic and often a trail less travelled.
Canon 5Dsr + Tamron SP 15-30mm

2019 POWWW October Foliage Hike to Hog Pen


This past Saturday, POWWW lead a group of hikers from Old Beach Glen Road up through the historic Hog Pen area of Jonathan’s Woods. Brisk morning weather quickly gave way to a sunny and mild October day.  We came across Denville Scouts Troop 118’s annual camping trip in the Hog Pen (by permission from the park commission). Great to see so many people outdoors enjoying our local natural resources!

Join us for our next free public event on November 2nd at 8:30AM at the Cedar Lake Clubhouse in Denville. Coffee, bagels, and donuts will be served. POWWW’s Annual General Meeting will summarize our events and milestones from 2019 followed by a guided hike through Jonathan’s Woods. Hiking boots, jacket, water and snack are recommended for the hike.

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Autumn at Muriel Hepner Park

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Autumn at Muriel Hepner Park
Denville NJ
Taken prior to the recent deluge.
Canon 5Dsr + Tamron SP 15-30mm

Morning View of Yards Creek

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Morning View of Yards Creek
Appalachian Trail, Blairstown, New Jersey
This was about 3/4 of the way out on my hike from the Mohican Outdoor Center to the broader Raccoon Ridge overlook.
Canon 5Dsr + Tamron SP 15-30mm

Dryden Kuser Natural Area

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Dryden Kuser Natural Area
High Point State Park, Sussex County, New Jersey
Learn the chronology and history of High Point State Park –
Canon 5Dsr + Tamron SP 15-30mm

View of Delaware River and Yard’s Creek from Raccoon Ridge

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View of Delaware River and Yard’s Creek from Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey
This was my first trek up this part of the Appalachian trail above the Delaware Water Gap. The hike from Camp Mohican was not easy but was not quite as grueling as I had heard.
Tamron SP 15-30mm VC + Canon 5Dsr