Shea Rowing Center and Class of 1887 Boathouse at Magic Hour

Although I went to bed quite late last night, I woke up this morning around 6:30 AM. I lay in bed feeling guilty that I hadn't done anything with my camera for several weeks. The Skillman area is full of fall colour and I did not have a single image to show for it. So I decided that since it was still early that perhaps I could get some shots early morning landscape shot. But where?

Carnegie Lake came to mind. Should I stay north and shoot near the old Kingston Mill. Or travel south on Route 27 toward Princeton and shoot somewhere in the middle. I decided that would soon arrive and that I would still be in bed trying to decide so I got dressed, grab a food bar and my camera and headed out the door.

I drove through Kingston -- just in case -- continued down Route 27. On my way, I decided on the Shea Rowing Center and the Class of 1887 Boathouse.

For some reason I felt that I should use my 9 stop Neutral Density filter. And because I can't resist, I took posted one two Instagram using vividHDR.

Landscape photography is challenging. The best light is at the golden hour. That means getting up early. It means standing on the bridge on Washington Road in Princeton on a cold morning and shooting with a tripod for an hour. Tonight, I'm hoping to capture a sunset. But where?

Author: Khürt Williams

Hello, I'm Khürt, a Gen X-er residing near Princeton University in Montgomery Township, New Jersey, with a passion for aquariums, terrariums, and photography, capturing moments with digital and 35mm film cameras. I find solace in the woods through hiking, and my eclectic musical tastes span soca, Afrobeat, calypso, 1990s rap, grunge rock, and alternative genres. My tech interests are towards open-source software, Linux, UNIX, and Apple products, particularly macOS.

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