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I trekked to one of the tallest points in the county I live in, which also happens to be in the Pinelands, away from all the light pollution that comes with being so close to Philadelphia.
Hiking to our destination, I took some photos on the trails.
Then it was on to the Fire Tower for photos of the sunset, and the main attraction of the evening, Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter arranged in a triangle in the sky, or, for the sciency types (like me) the technical term is a planetary conjunction.
I had the pleasure of meeting a lovely family who was there for the same purpose. The husband, a photographer, let me use my tripod because I had forgotten mine. They even gave us a lift to my car so we wouldn’t have to hike over a mile through the woods in the pitch black.
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My second favorite time of the day (sunrise FTW) and a fantastic time to wander around town with my camera.
I will say this about photog friends: they keep you in it. My friend from Denver Joseph Kreydatus inspired me to get out tonight and a post from Carissa Snedeker got me to notice the tree in the very last shot and inspired that photograph and also inspired me to talk to some people and get a few candid shots. It’s so important to keep friends in your craft and to always look for inspiration.
First stop was a local farm.
Then driving under an overpass I was drawn by the supports and its shadows.
Finally, on to the riverfront right in town, one of my very favorite places to photograph.
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This is part two of my journey to explore the pine barrens. This time I went to see the ruins of an old paper mill of the once thriving community.
As I was leaving I found a bonus cactus!
Next was the preserved town of Batsto. It was a scorching day but I nonetheless enjoyed the relaxing walk through this historic town.
I found this weird bug – any idea why this thing is?!
Last but not least, a quick stop by an old cemetary
Another feature on Static Instants! I’ve also entered a photo into the monthly photo competition so please mosey over and give me a vote!
THis is from the set at some institutional dormitories. To see the full set go here.
On my way to the 2012 Sweet Adelines International Region 19 Competition my gals and I took the Cape May – Lewes ferry out of Joisey into Delaware. This was one of the only times during that 4 day marathon of singing, fun, more singing and more fun I had a chance to use my camera but it was TOTALLY worth lugging it along for these shots!
On a side note, big congrats to my fabulous Jersey Sound Chorus on placing 3rd in mid-size chorus and 4th overall. What we are REALLY excited about is scoring over 600 points, giving our director the title of Master Director. Way to go, ladies!
A very dear friend of mine, who happens to be Godmother to my youngest has an amazing well tended garden behind her historic townhome. I sang with her today for Easter and spent a little time strolling the grounds enjoying the company, the smells, and sights. It was a therapeutic end to a very hectic few months. I hope you enjoy!