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Tag : Bridgewater

30 Aug 2012

Once in a blue moon

There was a beautiful near-full moon tonight and our Somerset Photography Group met to take some fun photos. Like I’ve said before, it is better to photographer the full moon on the night before it is full because their is still some color in the sky as the moon rises. On nights of a true full moon, the sky turns black when you expose for the surface of the moon.

30 Oct 2010

Yellow and red leaves in Bridgewater, NJ

I headed over to Duke Island Park in Bridgewater, NJ for another autumn sunrise. I was hoping there would be mist rising from the pond or river, but it wasn’t there. There wasn’t a whole lot going on, just some pretty yellow maple leaves hanging by the river. I walked back to the pond where a tree full of red leaves was screaming at me. I got up close with my wide angle lens and I like the way the […]

17 Oct 2010

Canada geese fill pond in Bridgewater, NJ

I took a walk with one of our dogs in Duke Island Park in Bridgewater, NJ, late this afternoon. As we pulled into the park, I saw there were tons of Canada geese in a field by the road. That isn’t uncommon around here so I didn’t pay much attention to them. As Zian and I were walking, the geese took flight with a lot of noise. They were in four or five flocks and circled around and all landed […]

26 Aug 2010

What’s good: Hanging out at the river

I headed down to the river after work. That’s what we called it when I was a kid. Going to the river was always a fun place, whether we were fishing or just throwing stones. Tonight I went to a small dam on the Raritan River in Bridgewater. It was therapeutic to sit along the river and wait for the sun to fall beyond the horizon. It was peaceful hearing only the sound of the water going over the dam […]

03 Jul 2010

What’s good: See Bridgewater for three bucks

I was driving through Bridgewater late in the day and the deer were everywhere. As I turned a corner, there stood there good-sized white tail deer bucks. The boys usually hang out together in late summer right before the rut, so it is fairly unusual to see them grouped together while they still have velvet on their antlers.

30 Jun 2010

What’s good: Fountain of light

The humidity left town but the sun stayed. So I went over to a large fountain as the sun was getting low. The water shooting up with the sun shining through made some nice patterns.

17 Jun 2010

What’s good: Worth the wait at McDonald’s

I was sitting in a slow line at the McDonald’s drive-thru for what seemed to be 20 minutes. Yea, before you ask, I was there for a salad. I wasn’t in a big hurry, so it didn’t really matter how long I was sitting there, but the guy behind me wasn’t taking the wait too well.

07 Jun 2010

What’s good: Under the blimp

One of my favorite photo memories was flying in the Goodyear blimp down the Hudson River and seeing Manhattan from a low, slow angle that few people get to experience. There is a blimp that is based at a small local airport. It brings back good memories, even though it is much smaller than the one I flew in. So when I saw it today I gave chase and got a shot of it looking straight up.

11 May 2010

What’s good: Flowers blow in the wind

I was lazy today and didn’t make any photos, so I’m using one I shot Sunday. After hiking down to the waterfalls, I saw these blooms on a weed. I liked the way the flower blew in the wind, so rather than try to get a sharp, crisp photo, I went with what I saw.

09 May 2010

What’s good: Water falling in Bridgewater

There aren’t many waterfalls in New Jersey. In downtown Paterson there is the great falls, but you are risking your life to see it. Around the central part of the state, I only know of one natural one. It is on Middle Brook, a fairly small creek that runs through Washington Rock Park, a county park in Bridgewater. It is back off the beaten path and if you don’t know about it, you’d never see it. At the top of […]

07 May 2010

What’s good: Gomer and great blue heron

I went to a local county park this morning for sunrise to see what might be good. I walked along the Raritan River on a paved path, the sun was streaming in through the trees and hitting the river in a few places, but nothing hit me. So I walked back to a pond that was near where I parked. There were several pairs of Canada geese with goslings when I initially walked by but the area was in the […]

06 May 2010

What’s good: Catching a ride on the orange train

We had another beautiful, clear afternoon with barely a cloud in the sky. After Robin and I had a nice dinner-date, the sun was low and strong, so I headed over to a place that I’ve always wanted to photograph but I never bothered to stop. There’s a railroad overpass on Finderne Ave. in Bridgewater that I’ve seen the sun glimmering off the tracks as I’ve driven past. When I got there the sun was barely above the horizon and […]

01 May 2010

What’s good: Watching a friend in the Olympics

If you haven’t met Charles Morgan, you’re missing out on a great friend. Once Charlie knows you for 30 seconds, you’re his friend forever. Charles first came into my life nearly 20 years ago when he was the coverboy of the Courier News’ first Wish Book, a project I got going to raise money for less fortunate folks who have a need. My wife Robin wrote the story on Charlie. At that time he lived 20 miles away but he […]

28 Apr 2010

What’s good: Sunrise over the Raritan River

Last night was crystal clear and the forecast was good, so I decided to get out and watch the sun rise. It’s always hard for me to drag out of bed early but it is always worth it. I headed to a park in Manville, NJ, along the Raritan River. As always, the sunrise didn’t disappoint.

17 Apr 2010

What’s good: Taking the time to get out and find the beauty.

It was a cold, cloudy afternoon, not a very pleasant day outside. I decided to head to Duke Island Park in Bridgewater, it is a nice county park about five miles from my house. The park has a small pond where I have photographed a heron many times and I thought it would be fun to see if it was around yet. The pond is close to the park road, so I could see from my Jeep the heron wasn’t […]