Aerial Video Of Muriel Hepner Park in Denville After Snow Storm

Aerial Video Of Muriel Hepner Park in Denville After Snow Storm

Denville NJ
2.2.2021

What I like most of this elevated view is the expansive view of the rear wetlands as well as the glimpses of the surrounding hills.

Aerial View of Peggy Gray Bridge in Denville

Aerial View of Peggy Gray Bridge
Muriel Hepner Park
Denville NJ

An elevated view of the footbridge across the pond on Diamond Spring Road in Denville taken after the recent snow storm.

Mavic Air 2

Morning Flight, Cedar Lake in Winter

Morning Flight, Cedar Lake in Winter
Denville NJ
1.27.2021

A scenic coating of powder and vivid Winter sunlight paved the way for some dynamic lake shots this morning. My friend Jon was gracious enough to lend me his deck to launch the Mavic from.

Hiking the Den Brook Trail in Denville

Exploring the Den Brook Trail located off of Openaki / Casterline Road in Denville. I believe the walking trail is only in the early phases of blazing (as of February 2020) however I enjoyed a walk along the scenic brook on a mild sunny winter’s afternoon.

Read more about the upcoming trail here – http://www.denvillenj.org/news_detail_T34_R113.php

Thanks to the Denville municipal trail pixies whom make the trail blazing happen. We know who you are! ūüßö

 

Peggy Gray Bridge and Pond Reflections

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Peggy Gray Bridge and Pond Reflections
 
 
Taken following an afternoon rain, the clearing clouds set the mood on this scene.
 
Tamron SP 15-30mm lens + Canon 5Dsr

Pines in Winter

Pines in Winter
Jonathan’s Woods, Morris County NJ
Tamron SP 24-70mm + Canon 5Dsr


I loved how the trees on the horizon faded away into the foggy winter sky. I positioned my tripod so that the foreground tree guided the viewer’s eye but did not obstruct.

Prints are available in sizes up to 30″ x 40″ contact dave@daveblinder.com for inquiries.

Peggy Gray Bridge in Winter

Peggy Gray Bridge in Winter
Muriel Hepner Park, Denville NJ
I love how the background trees faded away during the morning drizzle.

The print is available in sizes up to 4′ and potentially 6′. A portion of all proceeds will be allocated to local non-profit organizations.

Protect Our Wetlands Water and Woods September 2018 Hawk Watch Hike

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this morning’s Protect Our Wetlands Water and Woods (POWWW) September Hawk Watch Hike and nice to see other friends and volunteers out this morning Wildcat Ridge WMA Hawk Watch!

All photos taken with the Tamron USA 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD All-In-One Lens.

 

Click on thumbnails below to view larger images.

 

 

We travelled approximately 6 miles round trip and began our trip on the Orange Trail on Old Beach Glen Road on Rockaway.  We followed the Orange Trail for a nice riparian walk parallel to the Beaver Brook before making a waterway crossing via the Eagle Scout Bridge.  We then walked across Meridan Road to pick up the Blue Trail within Wildcat Ridge Wildlife Management Area.

We ascended the Blue Trail and turned onto the Red/Blue Blaze before finally connecting to the White Trail (Four Birds Trail) and heading to our destination at the Wildcat Ridge WMA Hawk Watch.

Wildlife sightings included: Northern Cricket Frog, Pickerel Frog, Pileated Woodpecker (2), Sharp-shinned Hawk, Black Bear!, Five-lined Skinks

About POWWW:

Protect Our Wetlands Water and Woods’¬†Mission is to protect wetlands, woodlands and potable water supplies throughout the Beaver Brook watershed in Denville, Rockaway and Boonton Townships. POWWW identifies and supports land acquisition and provides site stewardship and public education programs. POWWW is a charitable 501(c)(3) Denville-based non-profit open space organization.¬† Founded in 1987, POWWW has partnered with local municipalities to preserve 650 acres of permanent open space for passive recreation.

Find POWWW on the web:

https://www.facebook.com/ProtectOurWetlandsWaterWoods/

http://powww.org

For more information, upcoming events, or donations please email us at:

info@powww.org

Landscape Photography in Denville NJ

In the past I have traveled over much of my home state of New Jersey for outdoor photography.¬† I had a recent revelation that there may be some outstanding outdoor photography opportunities in my own town of Denville.¬† Photographing Denville Township’s picturesque lake communities under dramatic lighting sounded like a great new challenge to undertake.

Recent inclement weather set the stage for impactful landscape photography as I visited Lake Arrowhead, Indian Lake, Cedar Lake, and Rock Ridge Lake on separate mornings.  The below images were all taken on my new professional Canon 5DsR camera which should allow for very detailed prints at nearly 4 feet in length.  I might like to exhibit the following views of Denville and others locally in the future.

Cedar Lake Denville Community Clubhouse Picture

The morning clouds begin to break after a snowfall at Cedar Lake in Denville Township, New Jersey. Photographed with the Canon 5DsR by Dave Blinder.

 

Indian Lake Denville Community Clubhouse Picture

Morning view of a dock and lake community at Indian Lake in Denville Township, New Jersey. Photographed with the Canon 5DsR by Dave Blinder.

 

Lake Arrowhead Clubhouse in Denville NJ Picture

Fresh snow coats a dock at Lake Arrowhead in Denville Township, New Jersey. Photographed with the Canon 5DsR by Dave Blinder.

 

Rock Ridge Lake Beach Denville NJ Picture

Fresh snow lines the swimming beach at Rock Ridge Lake in Denville Township, New Jersey. Photographed with the Canon 5DsR by Dave Blinder.

Do you have any questions on the photography techniques used in the images or my upcoming fine art exhibits?  Leave a comment or send email to daveblinderphotography@gmail.com

Recent Video Production: Denville Beekeeping

I recently completed a short digital video project on beekeeping to be used as a learning tool for the Denville Community Gardens. I filmed local resident, naturalist and beekeeper Mike Leone, of Rockaway Township New Jersey, to provide both the action and dialogue.

 

Conceptually, Mike and I wanted to keep the video informative but also upbeat.  This was easy to achieve as Mike knows many pearls of wisdom about the importance of honeybees and the work which goes into beekeeping.

I found a terrific poppy royalty-free soundtrack online by Kevin MacLeod to set the tone.  I created the intro animation myself by drawing a cartoon bee from reference images. I then drew basic animation paths to bring our pollinator to life.

The filming was done in two stages. For outdoor filming I utilized the Tamron 16-300mm VC PZD All-In-One lens. The broad zoom range lens allowed me to frame environmental and detail shots. Mike and I recorded the voice-over indoors using the R0DE VideoMic Go wired into my Canon SL2 DSLR.

I have received great positive feedback from this Beekeeping production and I look forward to taking on more educational projects in the future. Let me know if you have feedback or comments on this video.  I have included a few affiliate links above if you wish to purchase the same equipment I use.

Are you interested in collaborating with me on your own video project? Get in touch today by emailing me at daveblinderphotography@gmail.com