Jason Gambone in Pinelands of New Jersey
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From Jason about this image:
During my last trip out here, I was swarmed by mosquitoes and attacked by green head flies in a few areas. It was too early in the season for bugs on this adventure, so I was safe from those. A large section of the trail had flooded out previously, but I had waterproof boots on so off I went. What I wasn’t ready for was what the winter storms had done to a section of the trail. Pine trees were knocked over and sprawled out with no easy path laid out.
Even though I was out shooting alone, I wasn’t alone. I heard an owl calling, that was so loud it was echoing around the entire bog. Later, out of no where, I heard what sounded like someone throwing an object into the still water. My imagination went wild for 10 seconds before I got it under control. It turned out to be a family of beavers that was not happy with me being out near them. They were slapping and pounding the water with their tails. As the night marched on, the temperature dropped from 45 degrees at 11:30PM, to 32 degrees at 3:30. (In the middle of April!) That was when my night ended, with a nose numbing 30 minute walk back to my car, stumbling back over the downed pines.
Location: Pinelands of New Jersey
Sigma 14mm F/1.8 Art
Sky: 250 shots each @15sec, ISO 1250, f/2.2
Forground: 20sec, ISO 2500, f/2.8
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