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Nature Walk in Lord Stirling Park

Today I went for a nature walk with my friends Keely and Jill at Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.  The fresh country air was a nice change of pace and I didn’t need a jacket. I had an hour before heading to lunch, so I knew I couldn’t take photos of everything I saw. Here are a few choice selections from the walk.

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Duke Farms Nature Walk

I gave Boogs a crash course in photography during a nature walk at Duke Farms in Hillsborough, New Jersey. The grounds are the old Duke estate that Doris Duke once owned. That was also a potential candidate for Duke University. Now it is a lovely nature preserve with many acres to explore. Since Boogs was using my 7D, I brought along my Mamiya medium format film camera. All of the images below are scans done using a CanoScan 9000F.

The landscape around the wooded areas of the farms is still pretty torn up from Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy from back in November 2012. Many of the trees are still snapped in half while others lay on the ground in various stages of removal.

We lasted about an hour because it was cold and windy, but it will be warm soon and the landscape will become colorful once again.

Duke Farms in Hillsborough, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Duke Farms in Hillsborough, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Duke Farms in Hillsborough, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Duke Farms in Hillsborough, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Duke Farms in Hillsborough, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Duke Farms in Hillsborough, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Duke Farms in Hillsborough, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Duke Farms in Hillsborough, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Duke Farms in Hillsborough, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Duke Farms in Hillsborough, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)