Saturday, October 01, 2016

Short Ride on the Columbia Trail

Some cows in a pasture about 7 miles into our ride.

Another view of the pasture.

Oooh more cows. Moooooo!

This is probably the biggest road we had to cross on the part of the trail we rode.

Crosswalk for the trail.

"Busy" road??? Willow Grove Clydesdale horse farm is just a bit up on the right...but we saw no horses out today.

I wonder if the farmer planted any fall crops or just plowed the field under?

I use the app "Road Bike Pro" by "Runtastic" to track my rides.

A couple weeks ago we rode about 10 miles of the Columbia Trail in Hunterdon County NJ, 21.2 miles round trip. Mark was not feeling 100% so we cut the ride a little bit short this time. We hope to go again, perhaps tomorrow, if the weather improves.

The Columbia Trail is a Rail Trail. It is an old railroad bed that is very well maintained due to the Columbia Gas Pipeline was installed there in the 1990's. The gas company makes sure that access is never a problem for them if they need to make repairs or do general maintenance and as a result it is a fantastic and very popular multi-use trail.

We picked up the trail in High Bridge and rode to Washington Twp. before turning around. This part of the trail runs high above Ken Lockwood Gorge which has been one of my go to photo spots over the years. It was a little dark to take photos of the gorge from above with my TG-4. I may have to consider taking my bigger gear next time. I will definitely go back as the leaves change this fall, although the reports are saying that due to the dry summer the fall colors may be a bit dull. Once the leaves are off the trees there may be some interesting views.

We only stopped twice for me to grab a few photos and these are all of them. After our ride we walked into the town of High Bridge. I am hoping we can get back there this weekend perhaps tomorrow if the weather improves. It has been a moist few days and we do need the rain so I won't complain too much.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Kayaking on Lake Nockamixon – Underwater View of Lily Pads

I took a few underwater photos of Lily Pads during a kayaking trip in Lake Nockamixon a few weeks ago. Below are a few attempts.

This last one was my favorite. I really couldn't see what I was shooting so it was only through a bit of guess work that I managed any at all. I stuck the camera just under the Lily Pads, aimed upwards and snapped the photos hoping to get something.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

End of Summer Blooms

It is the last few weeks of summer although Labor Day, yesterday, marked the un-official end of summer here. My yard is already starting to show signs that Fall is approaching even though the temps remain very warm. Fall, particularly September and October, is probably my favorite time of year. I love the warm days and cool nights. I love cozying up with a good book and a hot cup of coffee, tea or hot cocoa. I love cozy Fall clothing too.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Junction and Breakwater Trail - Lewes to Rehoboth Delaware

There are wonderful pedestrian/bike trails through the Lewes and Rehoboth area. While on a recent trip there for the Bikes and Beers Delaware ride we took our bikes and explored beautiful Cape Henlopen's many trails then headed into Rehoboth for lunch at Dogfish Head Brew Pub before heading onto the Junction and Breakwater trail to head back to Lewes. The Junction and Breakwater trail is fantastic. It runs through woods, farmland and marshland. It is another reason we plan to retire here in a few years time. Four years and counting!

Focal Length4.5mm
F Numberf/8

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Lewes-Rehoboth Canal July 9, 2016

This was taken from the Savannah Rd. Bridge in Lewes De. in July when we went to Lewes for a mini-vacation. We go there quite often and are seriously thinking of retiring here in a few years.

CameraiPhone 6 Plus
LensiPhone 6 Plus back camera 4.15mm f/2.2
Focal Length4.15mm
F Numberf/2.2

Friday, August 05, 2016

Forge Pond Paddle

Forge Pond is a great little spot in Brick NJ to take a leisurely paddle. My son Rob and I managed to get a short 2 hour paddle in yesterday afternoon. It was a glorious summer day.

Focal Length4.5mm
F Numberf/8
FlashNot used

Friday, July 29, 2016

Break Time

Taking a break from kayaking on the sandy shores of the Mullica River.

Focal Length4.5mm
F Numberf/2.8

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Just About Ready to Fly

Taken from my back window back in May.

CameraNIKON D700
Lens70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8
Focal Length200mm
F Numberf/5.6

Thursday, February 25, 2016

One City, Two Forts

There are two large forts in Old San Juan. Castillo San Felipe del Morro (built 16th century) and Castillo de San Cristobal (built 1765-1785). We visited Castillo San Felipe del Morro one day and returned another to visit Castillo de San Cristobal another day.

This is the view looking toward Castillo de San Cristobal from atop Castillo San Felipe del Morro in Old San Juan Puerto Rico. The views are just breathtaking and the forts are both very impressive.

Taken with my iPhone 6+.

Sunday, February 07, 2016


Beautiful palm trees silhouetted against a beautiful sky. The beautiful blue sky was often decorated by beautiful clouds in Puerto Rico. Temps stayed in the 80°'s and it rained very little and usually only at night while we slept. We spent a lot of our time there walking and exploring. It was paradise!

Monday, February 01, 2016

Puerto Rico

I know it has been a long while since I've posted here. I haven't been doing much photography the past few years and am not sure when or if I will get back to it with the same intensity that I once had. I have just been too busy with other things. 

This was taken recently. While my home was being buried under 28 inches of snow we spent the week here. Let me tell was rough. Tee hee. I didn't do a lot of photography during the trip and most of what I took I took with my iPhone or my waterproof compact Olympus TG4. Very few were taken with the D700 as I just wanted to relax and enjoy myself without the burden of lugging around a heavy kit. This photo was taken with the D700 on the first day there. This was the beach at the Bohio Beach Bar in Palmas Del Mar the resort area where we stayed.