A sublime pastel sunset over late June salt marsh has me questioning my own assumptions. Where has the green marsh gone? As sunset light reflects upon the marsh, I, too, reflect on if what I thought knew was true. Despite seeing the same place over and over for years you can “observe a lot by watching.” Thanks, Yogi.
Cedar Run Dock Road Photographs
Here's my complete archive of Cedar Run Dock Road photography. Jutting southeastward the meandering Dock Road features 360 degrees of salt marsh views. Serene and expansive it has for decades been a favorite diversion only minutes from my house. In recent years it's become my most frequented spot for making sunset photographs. Some of my favorite Dock Rod shots include A Marsh Life, Still the Sirens Call, and The path before me.
Windswept marsh bows low as the sustained winds usher in from the northeast. Brooding gray clouds dominate the sky, but they do little to pushback the energy infusion coursing through a marsh reborn. It all comes together to make a striking salt marsh photograph made late in the day at Cedar Run Dock Road.
Get low. You will come across this command often in your development as a shooter. It is especially common for us plying our trade in the landscape photography niche. Get low. Get the shot. Get the viewer in. Throwing a quick and dirty best guess out into the universe, I would ballpark I make some […]
Look upon a sunset. A dramatic end to a day well lived. No two sunsets are the same, unique and personal as is each lived existence. So, too, is it for our heroes that sacrificed all. An early setting of life sacrificed in the most glorious of terms. Sanguine colors of blood and sacrifice to ensure beauty and peace in all our sunsets to come.
Making time to visit nature and take it all in reduces stress and restores the soul. It’s made better when you capture the drama of a perfect salt marsh sunset coupled with newborn marsh grass, storm clouds, and anticrepuscular rays. It’s better still when it’s your first sunset photographs in months.
Blue hour, day glow, motion blur, and striking reflections mark the scene on Little Egg Harbor bay.
A fine winter sunset settles in over a frozen and snowy Cedar Run Dock Road salt marsh.
A slow burning winter sunset fades to blue over Cedar Run Dock Road salt marsh.
Thanksgiving has passed and winter works its way across the marsh. The season of contrasting relationships makes way. The sting of biting cold brings the cleansing fresh air. The deep breathe to purify the soul. The truncated days lend us long nights close together. The cold brings fire. The sublime state of snow paints nature’s […]
A serene blue hour settles in over disused docks and reflective, glassy bay water.