Clouds over Hyper Humus Marsh

Clouds over Hyper Humus Marsh
Paulinskill WMA
Lafayette, NJ
September 2021

I’ve been waiting for a dynamic sky to photograph this isolated limestone boulder for at least 2 years. I liked how the small clouds on the left and right sides of the frame lit up a little from sunlight for this frame.

Visit Hyper Humus Marsh – https://goo.gl/maps/bVWXZoorcVs2XunZ7

Black Rat Snake at Stokes State Forest

Black Rat Snake
Stokes State Forest
Sussex County NJ
April 2021

This snake all but ignored me while I snapped away with my wide angle lens. Don’t try this with rattlesnakes.

Shawangunk Outcrops at High Point State Park

Shawangunk Outcrops

High Point State Park

Sussex County NJ


04.22.21

The brisk temperatures in northernmost New Jersey kept away the park visitors at High Point. I even spotted a few snow flurries during my visit.

Squash Bee Image For Penn State Agricultural

The History of Penn State's Nittany Lion Logo

Great news, my image of a Squash Bee (taken 2014 in Lafayette, Sussex County NJ) has been selected for inclusion in a Penn State Agricultural brochure on pollination.

It is important to accurately label and identify your nature photography subjects because you never know who is looking! My image was found on my old Flickr site.

Swallowtail on New York Ironweed at Kittatinny Valley State Park

Swallowtail on New York Ironweed at Kittatinny Valley State Park
Sussex County, New Jersey


An 18-150mm handheld zoom lens, manual exposure, patience, luck, and direct sunlight were the ingredients in this recipe. The goal was to showcase the colorful Ironweed blooms in front of the landscape at KVSP.


More info on New York Ironweed – https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=VENO


Visit Kittatinny Valley State Park – https://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/kittval.html


Canon M5 mirrorless camera + EOS 18-150mm EF-M zoom lens

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

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/

American Bullfrog at Kittatinny Valley State Park

American Bullfrog


Kittatinny Valley State Park, Sussex County NJ


Visit Kittatinny Valley State Park – https://www.visitnj.org/nj-national-state-parks/kittatinny-valley-state-park

Whittingham WMA in Sussex County NJ

Morning adventures at Whittingham WMA in Sussex County NJ

Whittingham lacks well blazed trails but offers diverse animal and plant life for nature studies.

Learn more about Whittingham WMA – https://www.audubon.org/important-bird-areas/whittingham-wildlife-management-area