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Rock Brook iPhone "Long Exposure” (not really)

I took the day off to relax a bit. My son Shaan came home early from school -- he has a study break for exams this week -- so I took him out for lunch at the One53 restaurant in Rocky Hill. We talked about college, school, and world history. I then persuaded him to come with me to the Rock Brook in Skillman. I wanted to test out an iPhone app I recently discovered called Slow Shutter Cam. It's…

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The Rock Brook in December

Skillman, New Jersey, Rock Brook

I shot these as part of one of my Arcanum Cohort assignments to level up. The Rock Brooks looks very stark in winter compared to spring. While I wanted to try the technique of using the polarizing filter as shown in Lisa Bethany's video, I don't own a polarizing filter. But I do own a 9 stop Neutral Density (ND) filter which I've used a few times before. I watched a lot of videos (about 30 minutes) in the Grand…

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The Rock Brook was dry

I had no idea how little rainfall we had in New Jersey this summer until I took a trip out to the Rock Brook in Skillman. I wanted to get some long exposures images of the water I normally see flowing in the brook but my wife wanted to pick up our produce from the Honey Brook CSA. I promised her that we could get my photography done, stop in at 365 Grandview for the Montgomery Friends of Open Space…

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Fujifilm X-T1 + Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS

A few weeks ago, I drove up the Rock Brook at the other end of town to try my hand at long exposure photography. I enjoyed the experience, and I got good results with my ND filter. With the recent rains over the weekend, I thought it would be great to go back. To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place. I’ve found it has little to do with the things…

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Rock Brook

I drove to 360 Grandview around 8:30 AM and walked around for an hour enjoying the peace and quiet. The recent rains added some "life" to the stream so I used my Neutral Density filter and a trip to get some "white water" photos. But these photos were not taken at the Rock Mill Preserve. These were taken along Hollow Road just north of Camp Meeting Avenue. I pulled the car over, grab my camera, ND filter, and tripod, and…

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