South Mountain Reservation, NJ

October 17, 2016 4 Comments

South Mountain Reservation, NJ

South Mountain Reservation, near Millburn, New Jersey, is a beautiful and serene 5-mile loop hike with a panoramic view boasting a lovely waterfall. Read more about South Mountain here. The trails are a combination of dirt, stone and rocks, in addition to a few bridges and stairways to higher elevations.

 

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The leaves have started to change into beautiful autumn colors, but there is still plenty of green remaining.  

 

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I was equipped with a tripod and ND filters for my first attempt at long exposure photography of the waterfall. We were disappointed when we arrived to find what appeared to be a dried up waterfall. Not much rain was to be had this summer, so the waters were not flowing.  

 

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After a good hike, we followed the sound of water and this was at the end of the trail. As I shot the first photograph below, two white dogs ran into the scene, causing a white ghostly blur from the 1.6 second shutter speed. The other two photographs are pretty good for my first attempt. Practice will make for great improvements.  

 

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There were a good amount of areas with streams and ponds. I loved visiting South Mountain Reservation. It's very beautiful and I look forward to coming back many times in the future. If you are in the area, with a couple extra hours on your hands, definitely keep this place in mind.  

 

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Lisa R. Ullrich
Lisa R. Ullrich

August 24, 2017

No ghosts. Two white dogs ran into the shot.

J Blake
J Blake

August 24, 2017

Did you capture some ghosts on the one photo by the waterfall? I didn’t know South Mountain was haunted!

Lisa R. Ullrich
Lisa R. Ullrich

August 24, 2017

Thank you, Jeff! It was a lovely time.

J Blake
J Blake

August 24, 2017

Looks like you had a lovely time. Wonderful photos!

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