A collection of 10 videos, with descriptions, from some of the places that I like to go and photograph.
Corwin Farm Historic Site is in Sullivan County New York and part of the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River. It is a canal era farmstead and National Park Service ranger station.
The Zane Grey boat launch is in Pike County PA in an area known as Two River Junction. The Lackawaxen River runs into the Delaware River here and the Roebling Bridge (Delaware Aqueduct) is just down river. It is all part of the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River and it's one of my favorite places for underwater photography and videography.
Some wild little critters that make their living on the surface of the Delaware River.
Shohola Falls is part of the Shohola Marsh Reservoir in the State Game Lands Number 180. I have to get around the back of the marsh more in the spring of 2020 to see the waterfowl. I photographed the Tiny Forests Blog in a parking lot here.
The PA description says: State Game Land (SGL) 180 is made‐up of one single tract of land, 11,492.81 acres. Located in the Pennsylvania Game Commission's (PGC) Northeast Region. It comprises portions of Blooming Grove, Shohola, Dingman and Lackawaxen Townships in Pike County. SGL 180 is situated North and South of State Route 6 and Interstate 84, north of SR 739 and east of SR 434 north of SR 6.
With the exception of steep slopes located near the Shohola gorge, topography mainly consists of rounded hills and broad to narrow valleys. Swamps and peat bogs are widespread throughout the game land. Elevations range from 960 to 1,470 feet. State Game Land 180 is very typical of the oak forest types within the Appalachian Plateau.
This Game Land has a wide range of tree species including red oak, white oak, and chestnut oak being the most dominant. There are a wide range of other hardwoods and softwoods from black oak, scarlet oak, white pine, and eastern hemlock. Approximately 765 acres are comprised of wetlands, which fluctuate in size depending on the presence of beavers and their stage of activity. Shohola Lake waterfowl impoundment consists of approximately 909 acres.
The incredibly beautiful and rather windy High Point State Park
Per Wikipedia: The land for High Point State Park, donated by Colonel Anthony R. and Susie Dryden Kuser, was dedicated as a park in 1923. The monument was built to honor war veterans, through the generosity of the Kusers. Construction began in 1928 and completed in 1930. At the top of the 220 feet (67 m) structure (the base is 34 square feet (3.2 m2), observers have views of the ridges of the Pocono Mountains toward the west, the Catskill Mountains to the north and the Wallkill River Valley in the southeast.
In the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River is Ten Mile River and it's gloriously old Tusten Stone Arch Bridge. The bridge - According to Wikipedia: It was built in 1896 and has two round arches. It measures 51.1 feet in length and 15 feet wide. It crosses the Ten Mile River near that river's junction with the Delaware River.
It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.
It is located within the Ten Mile River Boy Scout Reservation, which in turn is owned by the Boy Scout Councils of Greater New York
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Sometimes a scene just calls out to be shot W I D E and sometimes it's just the fun to create a new view of an old scene.
I generally create panoramas for fun by simply using my iPhone. If the scene is especially well suited for wide angle photography then I use a Canon 24mm prime lens and stitch the images together in Lightroom.
I have also shot panoramas with a Canon 14mm prime lens and that is an outstanding lens for panoramic photography.
This blog post will be panoramas from my walks around the area (shot with an iPhone) since I have a fun little folder of those that I'd like to share.
I'll get together future blog posts for: the stitched together images and also a blog post for the 14mm images.
If you fancy panoramic photography - stay tuned!
New Hanover County Arboretum is a gem of a day trip located in Wilmington North Carolina. These spectacular gardens host educational programs, publications, and events.
My visit was in July of 2019. It was a touch warm that day (lol!) but I enjoyed photographing quite a bit of the gardens, sculptures, Japanese Tea House, water gardens, and Children's Garden.
Here is a small gallery of flower photography from the flower gardens there. The variety of pollinators, that are very fond of these gardens, are minimally represented here as well.
I do not know the names of the flowers. If you know any of the names feel free to post them in the comments!
The New Hanover County Arboretum Water Garden's Dragon Sculpture.
New Hanover County Arboretum Water Garden's koi fish.
Tiny forest are essentially miniature landscapes that can be found almost anywhere if you have a lens that sees them. In this case I was exploring some old wooden fence post tops with a Canon 100mm Macro Lens
These little natural fungi and moss forest have quite an array of: colors (especially for February), shapes, and plant life. Here are some top down images of the tops of the posts.
Some side view images. The narrow depth of field is helpful to highlight one particular plant in the forest.
This subject is something I look forward to photographing more in the future. As the seasons change the variety of plant life must change with it so it will be interesting to go back to these same posts and see how they change.
The upper Delaware River is a treasure trove of wild animals and abundant fish species. I do not go out to pursue wildlife photography on purpose but I do happen upon some of our beautiful creatures when I wander the river areas. This week I'm featuring my collection of animals that swim.
A bird's eye view of fish in the Delaware River. The sunfish nest on the shallow warm waters on the banks. Those areas will serve as fish nurseries to protect from the larger predatory fish. The big carp was just passing through.
A crayfish and some fish fry enjoy a sunny day.
Beavers, turtles, and toads all live at least part of their lives in the water. Wildlife photography tips:
Exploring photography has been a life long passion.