Whitesbog pump house, Browns Mills, New Jersey

Apparently, during pre-human history, the Atlantic Ocean repeatedly covered the coastal plain and then withdrew, depositing layers of geologic material beneath the Pinelands. That is where all this sand in Whitesbog came from.
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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