Clouds Over Dunes – Cape May

Clouds Over Dunes
Cape May
September 2009

Still my favorite landscape of one of my favorite escapes. I’ve been trying to recreate this shot with a newer camera for about 10 years without much success so far. The fencing and dunes have drifted dramatically since the creation of this image in 2009.

Lisa and I are looking forward to our annual retreat to Cape May in October.

Canon xti + 10-22mm lens

Banded Pennant at Double Trouble State Park

Banded Pennant
Double Trouble State Park
Ocean County NJ
July 2021

Learn more about the Banded Pennant – http://www.dragonfliesnva.com/My%20Documents/KevinPDF/pdf/identify/species/BandedPennant-FINAL.pdf

Morning Sky and Lifting Fog at Wildcat Ridge

Morning Sky and Lifting Fog
Wildcat Ridge WMA
Rockaway Township NJ
June 2021

A tight shot with a telephoto zoom lens captured the drama of fog burning off on a humid June morning.

The Narrows at Zion National Park

The Narrows
Zion National Park in Utah
May 2021

Picture walking in cold water on slippery rounded rocks and against the current. That was our experience at The Narrows at Zion National Park.

Canon EOS M5 + EFM 11-22mm lens

Desert Bighorn Sheep at Zion National Park

Desert Bighorn Sheep
Zion National Park, Utah
May 2021

On the Eastern side of Zion, along Route 9, Bighorn Sheep were abundant at roadside.

Aerial Video Of Former Trolley Line Crossing Great Bay in Denville New Jersey

Aerial Video of Great Bay, 02.09.2021
Lake Arrowhead
Denville NJ

In this drone video we can retrace the route of the former Boonton Branch of the Morris County Traction Co’s trolley as it crossed Great Bay. Great Bay is now part of the private Lake Arrowhead Community in Denville and lies west of Mountain Lakes.

Read more about the Morris County Traction Company’s Trolley – https://mtnlakes.org/about-mountain-lakes/historical-essays/mountain-lakes-trolley/

Thank you to RJ Bose for sparking my curiosity on the former local trolley line!

Marble Hill Natural Area in Phillipsburg NJ

Exploring Marble Hill Natural Area in Phillipsburg NJ

Following morning real estate appointments in Lopatcong in Warren County I consulted Google Maps and made way to a local natural greenway. This adventure brings me within Marble Hill Natural Resource Area, a section of the Warren Highlands Trail adjacent to the Delaware River.

Learn more about Marble Hill – https://scenicwilddelawareriver.com/entries/marble-hill-natural-resource-area-warren-county-nj/

Report New Jersey sightings of Spotted Lanternfly – https://www.nj.gov/agriculture/divisions/pi/prog/spottedlanternfly.html

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South Florida Nature Area Links

Thanks to everyone who tuned into my Everglades and Beyond Nature Photography livestream via Somerset County Library System.

Here are related links if you’d like to plan your own trip to some outstanding nature areas to explore in and around the Florida Everglades.

Everglades National Park Website

Google Maps Link to Everglades National Park

Robert Is Here Fruit Stand

Google Maps Link to Flamingo Campground

Big Cypress National Preserve Website

Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk

Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Green Cay Nature Center

Eastern Black Rat Snake in Tree Cavity

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Eastern Black Rat Snake in Tree Cavity
 
Wharton State Forest, New Jersey
 
Learn more about the snakes of New Jersey – https://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/ensp/pdf/snake_broch.pdf
 

Lake Arrowhead Dock in Fog

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Lake Arrowhead Dock in Fog

Denville, New Jersey

By using a wide angle interchangeable lens I was able to draw in the foreground greenery to add some embellishing to this image.  A good landscape image is all about carefully and knowingly layering the components.