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BRENT PENNINGTON Handlaid sandstone dam holding back Halfway Lake at Raymond B Winter State Park on the afternoon of 29 August 2015.

Raymond B. Winter State Park: a heck of a nice place

In my original plan, Raymond B. Winter State Park was my stopping point for the day.  I’d drive out, check out the other parks on the way, and…

BRENT PENNINGTON White Deer Creek meanders through the dense hemlock forest in McCalls Dam State Park, deep within Bald Eagle State Forest near Mifflinburg, PA. Photographed the afternoon of 29 August 2015.

McCalls Dam State Park: at the intersection of no and where

When I tried to leave Sand Bridge State Park, I discovered that I was on the very edge of cell service; I might have been able to punch…

BRENT PENNINGTON Rapid Run spills over the tiny, geometric dam at Sand Bridge State Park on the afternoon of 29 August 2015. Photographed during the State Park Blitz.

Sand Bridge State Park: a good place for a picnic

As I mentioned in a previous post, in my mind state parks are always big.  The few that Vermont has are always good sized; some of New York’s…

BRENT PENNINGTON Milton State Park, situated in the midst of the West Branch of the Susquehanna River in Milton, PA. Photographed during the State Park Blitz on the morning of 29 August 2015.

Milton State Park: an island in the stream

Saturday morning and I was on the road by seven, heading south to I-80 and then west, towards the center of Pennsylvania, that region that looks so empty…

BRENT PENNINGTON The surface of Beltzville Lake is a mirror, reflecting a sky just clearing of fog. Beltzville State Park, the morning of 28 August 2015.

Beltzville State Park: on the big waters

Beltzville State Park lies an hour’s drive south of Scranton, down the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.  On the map, it’s a brilliant splash of blue amid…

BRENT PENNINGTON Fog clings to the evergreen forest around Wild Creek, just upstream from Wild Creek Cove on Beltzville Lake, in Beltzville State Park, on the morning of 28 August 2015.

State Park Blitz: a Central PA Adventure

For the last weekend in August, I decided that I needed to do something special to celebrate the last weekend of summer.  As I’ve mentioned before, one of…

BRENT PENNINGTON Architecture in Jim Thorpe, PA, as seen during Winterfest on 17 February 2013.

Jim Thorpe: Winterfest

Spent a few hours in Jim Thorpe last weekend – we brought my mom down while she was visiting, knowing that she’d love the small town and it’s…

The Endless Mountains

This is my favorite image from my aerial session on Sunday.  It’s a simple photo, but to me it captures the whole essence of a region for which…

The Endless Mountain region from the air during a flight in a Piper Dakota from Seaman's Field in Factoryville, PA, on 02 September 2012.

Airborne in the Endless Mountains

Aerial photography is something I have little experience with, which is strange considering that I spent a large portion of my childhood at the local airport. From almost…

Archbald Regional Park

It’s funny how you can live in an area for years, know the side roads and shortcuts, and yet still continue to find new places that you never…

Lackawanna Valley at Twilight

There are views that I pass every single weekday that would make great images, especially when the light is at it’s peak in the evening.  It seems that…