Lake Solitude Dam

I’m looking forward to spring. No matter how great your lens are, your photos will be lifeless without color. Especially during the winter. I spent a good 30-45 minutes here testing shutter speed and shutter priority.

The Explorer Reloaded, Part II

Yea, SO about that raw footage. You’d think that after I saw that red mist through my view finder several times that I’d jump into my car and break out of that place. But no, instead, I went on the other side where there was a dam, and took lots of photos.

I swear, I don’t know if it’s because I’m former Marine, where I think I’m untouchable. This was not my first time doing some shit like this, and I’m either going to need to stop, take advantage of the 11th amendment, or photograph ONLY in populated areas. People are crazy out here, you know?

The photos will be posted at a later time though.

The Explorer Reloaded

I’m always going outdoors somewhere taking photos. I wasn’t quite prepared for this particular adventure.

I had googled the terms “slave cabins in New Jersey.” Google then decided to show me a place called “The Solitude House” in a town called High Bridge. The Google results failed to show the ACTUAL status of the property. I thought I was on my way to a museum or something. I get to the town and immediately smelled “Republicans.” I sent two of my friends my current location, and told them that I was in a “KKK Town.”

Anyway, as you can see, the place was damn near desolate, not to mention winter can suck the life out of any environment.

Stay tuned for part 2, where I will post raw footage.

Remind me to always check with Yelp before I do Google.


So, today while walking in the park, a bird decided to release its stomach fluids on my camera. It dropped right on the operating dial.

I remembered thinking, “Great. Just my luck,” and showed it to my friend who was standing beside me. We joked about it for a bit, but it was no fun removing the shit.

Thankfully, somewhere between escaping the bird’s ass and the atmosphere, it had hardened up before hitting my camera. So it was easy to flick it off with a tree twig or two. Talk about good luck.

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