Bhavna and I wanted some exercise. The Billie Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve is not far from home, but it's not quite in my neighbourhood. It's in Princeton, the town next door. While the border to Princeton is walking distance to my home, and I enjoyed (before COVID) meeting with friends for lunch in the restaurants and photo-walking around downtown with my photo groups, my social community is centred around Montgomery Township, where I live.
The sky was overcast, and a cool wind gentle wind made a noise in the leaves overhead. We walked in silence (mostly), stopping once to sit on a wooden bench, to do nothing but sit. I shot all photographs with the in-camera Classic Chrome Film Simulation.
I think the idea behind this challenge was to find opportunities for photography that are closer to home. I guess a lot of other people have been travelling the world pre-COVID. I've been photographing close to home for a while.
Three surgeries between 2018 and 2019 reduced my ability and desire to travel. I wasn't able to travel to the West Indies for my father's funeral last year. Now the global pandemic means continue to photograph close to home. SomeI'vee I've photographed several timeshaven'tven't left the state since 10 March, and my woodland photography is limited to the corners of the counties that border mine; Mercer and Hunterdon. If I had $1I'd, I'd buy a macro lens for my Fuji X-T2 and explore small things.
So nothing to change for this week challenge. Just keep on keeping on.
I think this is the first I've I've left my home in weeks.
I'm just a human being who wears many hats. As an avid amateur photographer, I enjoy exploring the art and science of capturing beautiful moments through my lens. When I'm not behind the camera, I'm working as an information security professional, utilizing my expertise to keep data safe and secure. Beyond that, I'm a nemophile who finds peace and serenity in the great outdoors, and a philomath who loves to learn and expand my knowledge. I reside in Montgomery Township and am always seeking new adventures to capture and share.
Khürt Williams13th October 2022 at 8:00 PM
Fall Colour in Community Park North and Billie Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve
Ordinary by Khürt Williams on Island in the Net17th October 2021 at 1:41 PM
[…] up on the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge for the moment and went out for an early morning walk in the Billie Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve in Princeton. The preserve is about ten minutes (6.3 km) from […]
Leya22nd November 2020 at 9:41 AM
"Just keep on keeping on." Yes - that's the way it is. But this area is very beautiful even on a grey day. We forest lovers don't mind much as long as we can walk in the forest - every day if possible. Your colours and leaves look much the same as here! Love your close-ups. The stump with leaf and fruit is a favorite. Thank you for joining in!