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 sponsored “Hike for Kids”, and still make it to the CSA. We headed out to Hollow Road with our daughter deciding at the last moment to come along.
No long exposure photography at the Rock Brook on this occasion. The brook was dry and filled with leaves. But I love the colour of the leaves. I had left my Nikon in my car but I think this was fortunate. I didn’t get to do any long exposures but I made good use of the available light offered by the day. I used the vividHDR app on my iPhone 6 to capture these images. I may have overdone the effect a bit. Yes, yes, I did.
Normally my daughter doesn’t like posing for photos. Especially when I’m the photographer. But she seemed willing, yet not eager, to pose for a few photos on the rocks.
The little bit of water in the brook was filled with leaves.