Day Trippin’ in Jersey

It’s hard to believe…Summer’s almost over!  Still some hot, hazy days left and then there’s Fall with the cool breezes & colorful trees, but there’s something about Summer & the long hours of light that make you feel like there’s so much to do & time to do it!  This Summer I did take many-a-day -trip & despite NJ’s small stature, we really do have MUCH more to offer than turnpike exits and strip malls!

CanalMystery6 (c)Lauren Curtis, double exposure 35mm photo

CanalMystery6 (c)Lauren Curtis, double exposure 35mm photo

So, in honor of these final Summer days, I’d like to share some photos I’ve taken during some of my favorite day trips in the good ol’ Garden State!  Above is an in-camera 35mm double exposure taken while walking the historic D&R Canal that runs thru NJ, PA & DE.  There are many spots in Central NJ where you can pick up this amazing trail!  Here’s another from the Canal…

 

(c)2012 Funguslace, Digital photo

(c)2012 Funguslace, Digital photo

And despite the devastation to NJ’s shores from Hurricane Sandy  (I refuse to say “superstorm”…what propaganda by insurance companies…it was a hurricane, dammit!), our beaches are making a come back, slowly but surely.  Here are some fave shots I took at Sandy Hook, Keansburg & Keyport…some before, some after, Sandy…

Keyport driftwood (c)Lauren Curtis

Keyport driftwood (c)Lauren Curtis

 

Keansburg Beach (c)July2013 Lauren Curtis

Keansburg Beach (c)July2013 Lauren Curtis

 

Sandy Hook Homes at Sunset (c)Sept2012 Lauren Curtis

Sandy Hook Homes at Sunset (c)Sept2012 Lauren Curtis

And one of my most recent, but favorite finds, Laurita Winery!  This place is gorgeous!  I felt like I was In Europe, not less than an hour from my home!  Acres of vineyards, a beautiful, old inn bordering a horse farm, a rustic, huge dining area, wine bars, outdoor seating & music…can’t wait to go back…

Laurita Winery Pics (c)Aug2013 Lauren Curtis

Laurita Winery Pics (c)Aug2013 Lauren Curtis

LauritaWinery1Aug2013sm LauritaWinery2Aug2013

So, yes, THIS is the REAL NJ!  Very diverse, very beautiful!  Hope you enjoy your day tripping & if you find a cool location not mentioned here, feel free to post/share it here!  🙂

(note: signed prints available of these photos.  Email/comment for details, thanks!)

 

8 thoughts on “Day Trippin’ in Jersey

  1. JoanneBest says:

    hey! I know you! 😀
    glad to see you spreading the NJ love ❤

  2. These are hardly the final days of summer. Summer lasts until the Autumn Equinox on September 22, and here in New Jersey, the weather usually stays warm until then.

    • laurencurtis says:

      Hi Laurel, yes, but the Equinox is just 3 weeks away so this is sadly the end of summer, although with how crazy the weather patterns have become, who knows how long it will stay warm for?? BB

  3. Hi Lauren, after taking a look at your camera work, I can see the connection to your art by how you are choosing the composition of the camera shots, It seems like it’s a natural thing for you to be doing. My picture taking excursions looks as if I were being chased by a bear lol.

    • laurencurtis says:

      Thanks Arthur! I’ve always loved exploring new sites, especially natural ones, so I’m glad that comes through. But I’m sure you’re not giving yourself enough credit…I’ve seen you work & you’re very talented!

  4. EdT333 says:

    I like the funguslace picture the best.

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