View from Point Mountain

View from Point Mountain
Hunterdon County
February 2022

Visit Point Mountain Reservation – https://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/depts/parks/ParkAreas/PointMountainCentralSouth/brochure.pdf

Taking the ascending Orange Blaze up Point Mountain and following the Blue Blaze alongside the Musconetcong River made for an intermediate level of hiking with a nice diversity of terrain. The trail mileage of Orange to Blue is approximately 3 miles round trip.

Sony A7R3 + Tokina 20mm

Hollowed Tree at Jonathan’s Woods

Hollowed Tree
Jonathan’s Woods
Denville NJ

A wide angle and intimate shot near Hog Pen seemed to “animate the emotions” of this tree to me.

What do you see?

Tokina 20mm + Sony A7R3

Red Admiral Butterfly at Washington Valley Park NJ

Red Admiral butterfly on Tree Trunk
Washington Valley Park
Somerset County NJ
August 2021

Taken with wide angle lens the goal of this capture was to isolate the perched butterfly set against the forested green background.

Summer Morning at Delaware Water Gap

Summer Morning at Delaware Water Gap
Kittatinny Point Visitor Center
July 2021

On a steamy July morning fog lingered on the peaks of Mt Tammany and Mt Minsi.

American Lady on Butterfly Bush at The Celery Farm Nature Preserve

American Lady on Butterfly Bush
Celery Farm Nature Preserve
Allendale, New Jersey

Preparation met opportunity when this American Lady butterfly allowed for wide angle imaging in front of a picturesque background.

Visit The Celery Farm – https://www.fykenature.org/celeryfarm.php

Canon 11-22mm EF-M + Canon M5

Free Purple Coneflower Seed Giveaway!

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly, Elizabeth D Kay Environmental Center, Chester, New Jersey

The Spring Real Estate Market Is Blooming!

I have free purple coneflower (echinacea) seed packets to give out. Coneflowers have beautiful blooms and are a great food source for birds butterflies and other pollinators.

Let me know if I can get you a complimentary purple coneflower seedpacket!

*no purchase necessary, the value of this giveaway is below $5 and does not constitute a sweepstakes
**available to all local North Jersey residents, you must be available for local pickup.
***while supplies last

Dave Blinder
eXp Realty
dave@daveblinder.com
973-727-2037 (c)
862-202-6210 (o)

November 2020, Gnome Hollow Preserve

November 2020, Gnome Hollow Preserve

Frelinghuysen Twp, NJ

A unique circular knot on a tree, overcast weather, and a wide angle lens were the main ingredients for this dreary-themed image.

Visit Gnome Hollow Preserve – http://www.ridgeandvalleyconservancy.org/gnomehollowpreserve

James Leach Boardwalk Trail in Lake Hopatcong NJ

James Leach Boardwalk Trail

Liffy Island, Lake Hopatcong NJ

Canon 5DsR + Tamron Lenses USA SP 15-30mm lens

See the behind the scenes video of creating this image – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqwogSCskj8

Watch a video tour of hiking to Liffy Island – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOHuonvKjKs

Learn more about Liffy Island – https://lakehopatconghistory.com/lify-island/

Seaside Dragonlet at Cattus Island

Seaside Dragonlet
Cattus Island County Park, Toms River NJ
Learn more about the Seaside Dragonlet – https://njodes.org/Pages/SpeciesAccount.aspx?id=459
Learn more about Cattus Island County Park – https://youtu.be/KSS0HXT2r_8

Mule Bridge and Fog at Waterloo Village NJ

Mule Bridge and Fog
Waterloo Village, Byram, New Jersey


On a recent peaceful morning nature walk I was fortunate to capture a bit of fog burning off of the Musconetcong River. Surely this mule bridge is one of the most photographed bridges in Northern New Jersey.

FYI – the bridge is slated for replacement – https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/sussex/2019/04/08/waterloo-village-gets-3-million-state-historical-renovations/3375483002/