Hunterdon County Sourland Mountain Nature Preserve

Tuesday 23 March, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF27mmF2.8 | 1/250 sec at f/16 | ISO 4000

For a change of scenery, Bhavna and I hiked the Sourland Mountain Nature Preserve trail just off Rileyville Road in Hopewell. We expected that the trail would be soggy but we were pleasantly surprised. The trail appeared relatively dry. We could hear the sound of frogs talking to each other from the vernal pools we could see along the trail. Halfway through the trail, the terrain became more rocky and swampy. At one point we lost track of the trail among the rocks. We backtracked and found our way back to the trail path but it was thick with mud and leaves.

Bhavna and I chatted and imagined that the trail would be more enjoyable once the rains have stopped and things have dried out. I think this might be a great trail to find Round-lobed Hepatica, Bloodroot, and rue anemone.

Tuesday 23 March, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF27mmF2.8 | 1/400 sec at f/8.0 | ISO 400
Tuesday 23 March, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF27mmF2.8 | 1/250 sec at f/8.0 | ISO 500
Tuesday 23 March, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF27mmF2.8 | 1/420 sec at f/8.0 | ISO 400
Tuesday 23 March, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF27mmF2.8 | 1/250 sec at f/8.0 | ISO 800
Tuesday 23 March, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF27mmF2.8 | 1/250 sec at f/11 | ISO 4000
Tuesday 23 March, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF27mmF2.8 | 1/420 sec at f/2.8 | ISO 400
Tuesday 23 March, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF27mmF2.8 | 1/250 sec at f/16 | ISO 1600
Tuesday 23 March, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF27mmF2.8 | 1/280 sec at f/4.0 | ISO 400
Tuesday 23 March, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF27mmF2.8 | 1/340 sec at f/4.0 | ISO 400
Tuesday 23 March, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF27mmF2.8 | 1/850 sec at f/4.0 | ISO 400
Tuesday 23 March, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF27mmF2.8 | 1/250 sec at f/5.6 | ISO 640
Tuesday 23 March, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF27mmF2.8 | 1/350 sec at f/4.0 | ISO 400
Tuesday 23 March, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF27mmF2.8 | 1/250 sec at f/7.1 | ISO 1250

9 comments

  1. I need to go on a little hike again…all we have here are 18th royal gardens. I like the images from the XF 27mm…I am waiting for the new weather resistant version. That would be ideal for hikes in inclement weather….

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