This image was taken at Whitesbog Village in Browns Mills, New Jersey. I was walking with a group of photogs. We walked among a few square miles of cranberry bogs some of which are still functional. There are a few wooden pathways throughout the property at Whitesbogs. Some were still covered in ice and snow from the winter storm from a few two months ago. I was hoping to capture the feeling of cold and damp in this section of Whitesbog.
The image was taken on a tripod with a remote shutter and ND filter. Three exposures were combined into one HDR image. I was attempting to bring out the flow from light to dark and to show how the sun was slowly turning a wintry area into spring.
One challenge was in the placement of the tripod. I had originally placed the tripod on the wooden walkway. However, I soon realized that my colleagues who were walking my way were shaking the tripod ever so slightly. So I placed the tripod into the water just beneath the walkway.
One thing I would have changed would have been the orientation of the camera. I think a portrait orientation would have worked better. I would have captured the part of the sky you see reflected in the water. However, my 18mm (APS-C) was not wide enough to include the snow on the ground in the trees to the right of the water.
Once a month I will show one or more of my photos captured and/or processed on my iPhone or iPad over the last month. It’s a way for me to show photography that usually is quite different from my regular work. The pictures are displayed without any comments, hoping they will stand on their own. But I still very much appreciate any comments you may have.
I took a drive down to Cherry Hill to visit a friend to talk about his website, social media and running a business. I'm no expert, but I provided guidance on using WordPress to host his website content. WordPress is a popular content management system with wide developer and designer support. Choosing a template was the easy part but I went over the basics of creating content as well as some SEO basics.
We talked about social media, something I've worked hard to learn much about over the last few years. I'm getting better at using it and the rewards for a small business can be significant.
As a reward for helping him out my friend packed me some of his restaurant favorites to take home for my family. This vegan buffalo wing sandwich is delicious. The purple cabbage added a nice crunch and texture, and the sandwich has just the right amount of ranch dressing. I'm not vegetarian but if I lived or worked in the Moorestown area I could see myself eating this regularly.