This image is one of my favorite recent photographs.It was taken on November 4th 2017 mid-morning on a bright overcast day.This Autumn was not a colorful foliage season in my area but I was fortunate to come across a picket of golden hued Beech Trees whilst walking a wooded trail. The trail is situated within Jonathan’s Woods in Rockaway NJ.
Jonathan’s Woods in Autumn. A wooded trail meanders through a pocket of vivid American Beech trees in November. New Jersey Fine Art Landscape Photograph from Rockaway Township by Dave Blinder.
My goal with this image was to capture a frame which a viewer could easily place themselves into. I had quite an immersive nature experience on this pleasant walk with the fragrant smells of the deciduous forest, the earthy palette of the woodlands, and the slightest breeze on my face. If this image is successful the viewer should also have an engaging exploration within the frame with no coaxing of words or other cues. We shall find out when I print and exhibit the piece!
I should easily be able to make a 20″ x 30″ print from this full frame capture. This wide angle perspective is brought to you by the Tamron USA SP 15-30mm VC lens. A lens this wide gives an extremely broad perspective and will also make objects nearer to the camera appear larger. This characteristic can be utilized by the landscape photographer to simulate three-dimensional space in a two-dimensional capture. It helps the the Tamron 15-30mm is also exceedingly sharp. Camera utilized was the Sony A7R which produces highly detailed and vivid images of my treks.
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Turn Right at the Green Blaze on the old gravel road to head towards the wetlands.
Green Trail at Jonathan’s Woods county park
The Beaver Brook marsh is a great place to sit and look for wildlife or just unwind.
Beaver Brook marsh with Wildcat Ridge beyond
Beaver dam at Jonathan’s Woods
Following the Green Trail will take you across seasonal stream crossings before you return to the parking lot. You will also pass near the “Cathedral Pine” area which was largely toppled by Hurricane Sandy but has since been re-planted.
Seasonal wetlands on Green Trail
Former Cathedral Pine Area devastated by Hurricane Sandy. The area has since been re-planted and is being monitored by Morris County Park Commission and POWWW.