Located roughly 30 minutes North-West from Westwood is Ringwood State Park and Ringwood Manor. The property was originally established in 1739 as an ironworks featuring several of the country’s most known iron-smiths. The property still features one of the original iron forges, which still is used on occasion. The main manor was built in 1807 and housed many influential and important subjects in American history. A mixture of nature and outdoor art is sure to provide plenty of photographic opportunities. As you stroll though the paths around Ringwood Manor, you’ll notice plenty of locations featuring well planned symmetry. The equidistant trees, shrubbery, and sculptures combine with reflections to create mesmerizing scenes. Photographers Alfred Hess, Alan Schwab. and Stephen Seyboth recently traveled to Ringwood Manor with Infrared Converted SLR Cameras to shoot the location.
If you’ve been searching for a great zoo for photos, Turtle Back Zoo is you new destination. Located on 20 acres in the beautiful South Mountain Reservation. Featuring species from 5 continents. – 560 Northfield Ave – 973-731-5800.
This beautiful zoo features many exhibits filled with happy and playful animals surrounded by fencing that does not interfere with your photos. The animals seem to put on a show every time you visit.
Photos by Alfred Hess
Great Places to Photograph are locations compiled by Bergen County Camera customers and employees. These are all fun, entertaining, and relaxing locations that are optimal for shooting. Want more great spots to shoot? Look here for all of our recommendations. Have a great spot of your own that you would like to share? Email it to us or leave a comment!