Journal: Stokes State Forest Camping Trip - October 2006

In October 2006, I took a weekend camping trip to Stokes State Forest in New Jersey in hopes of finding some beautiful fall foliage to photograph. The colors weren't consistently as spectacular as I had hoped, and my landscape photography skills were still very much developing at the time, but with some patience and a little creativity, I think I came away with some cool shots from the trip. Several of my favorites utilized a technique I like to call "drive by shooting" to create painterly abstract photos. Don't worry, it's not as dangerous as you think!

All photos with a Nikon D200 and 17-35mm f/2.8 Nikkor lens or Sigma 500mm f/4.5 lens.

abstract, autumn, blur, fall, panorama, panoramic, tide, photo
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abstract, autumn, blur, fall, tide, photo

Colors of the Wind

NJ, New Jersey, New Jersey Skylands, North America, Osprey, Stokes State Forest, Sussex County, USA, United States, autumn, avian, bird, bird of prey, fall, raptor, tide, photo
NJ, New Jersey, New Jersey Skylands, North America, Stokes State Forest, Sussex County, USA, United States, autumn, creek, fall, tide, photo
NJ, New Jersey, New Jersey Skylands, North America, Stokes State Forest, Sussex County, USA, United States, autumn, creek, fall, tide, photo
NJ, New Jersey, New Jersey Skylands, North America, Stokes State Forest, Sussex County, USA, United States, autumn, creek, fall, tide, photo
NJ, New Jersey, New Jersey Skylands, North America, Stokes State Forest, Sussex County, USA, United States, abstract, autumn, fall, lily pad, plant, pond, tide, water lily, photo