A walk in the New Jersey woods

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I love exploring different regions and finding what’s on the ground. In this case, it was the woods of New Jersey and I found such amazing mushrooms like this one.

Title: Broken mushroom
Location: Edison, New Jersey
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Even morbid subjects can be beautiful, as this skull shows that nature can be quite beautiful in it’s own way.

Title: Fish skull
Location: Edison, New Jersey
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

A very unique mushroom.

Title: Mushroom on a log
Location: Edison, New Jersey
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

There’s always little pieces of grassy moss poking through the strangest places.

Title: Green grassy moss
Location: Edison, New Jersey
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Cityscapes of New York city

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They call New York the concrete jungle for a reason, it has many buildings that offer beautiful sky lines.

Title: Concrete jungle
Location: New York city, New York
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

A slightly cloudy day made for better photos, and nicer weather since it was quite warm.

Title: Summer in the city
Location: New York city, New York
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

The center of attention is the new World Trade Center, which stands quite tall among the towering skyscrapers of the financial district.

Title: Towering skyscrapers
Location: New York city, New York
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

The dark clouds are really rolling in now, but it felt quite nice.

Title: Dark cityscape
Location: New York city, New York
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

A day at Point Pleasant beach

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These pictures were taken in New Jersey right before summer started, and it was quite windy!

Title: Point pleasant beach
Location: Point Pleasant, New Jersey
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

In the background you can spot a colorful palm tree which is part of the summer tradition of the Jersey shore.

Title: Jersey shore
Location: Point Pleasant, New Jersey
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Part of the boardwalk on the Jersey shore, which has a storied history and has seen over a million feet.

Title: Point pleasant boardwalk
Location: Point Pleasant, New Jersey
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Don’t rub your eyes, these are real palm trees in the north east. They must be a special kind.

Title: Palm trees in New Jersey
Location: Point Pleasant, New Jersey
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Summer garden

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It’s been awhile since we’ve seen some pink flowers, so I think it’s about time we appreciate the pink colors of this world.

Title: Peach Blossom in bloom
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

A great example of pink and purple mixing well together.

Title: Erodium cheilanthifolium Heronsbill
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Pink and white is also a great combination, and these anthers make it seem like the flowers are dancing.

Title: Peach Blossom flowers
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

A surprise orange flower that pops out like none other.

Title: Bright orange California poppy
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Plant life up close

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Flower macros give us a view we rarely get to see, which is the inner workings.

Title: Pear blossom flower bud
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

What looks like spray paint on this green plant is actually the natural coating it has. It’s amazing how many patterns nature can come up with.

Title: Plant on the beach
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Red is such a vibrant color that it can immediately catch the eye. Did it work for you?

Title: Abstract rose petals
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

I love this Lampranthus flower with it’s unique colors like sun fire yellow and light purple, which both compliment each other.

Title: Lampranthus in bloom
Location: Ventura, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8