Reflections at Whitesbog Village, Browns Mills, New Jersey

Whitesbog Village was a commercial cranberry farm/company town, built in the early 1900s by Elizabeth Coleman White. There are many older buildings that are being restored and many others that are decaying.

I visited for the first time with a Meetup group of photographers from Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

We walked among a few square miles of cranberry bogs, some of which are still functional.

That afternoon the water was a mirror for the sky. There was a gentle breeze, not strong enough to cause any ripples. I set up my tripod and my Nikon with a Hoya 10 stop ND filter. I was able to capture 2-30 second exposures which I combined in Photomatix Pro. This image is a long exposure HDR.

In Adobe Lightroom I pushed the saturation, highlights, vibrance and clarity settings, then applied a Fuji Velvia 50 preset and reduced the grain.

Whitesbog Village—Nikon D5100 + 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6
Whitesbog Village—Nikon D5100 + 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6