Nicki McManus hadn't planned on capturing this early morning image of geese on the Delaware River when she took it in the fall of 2010.
McManus and her husband, who live in Wantage, N.J., were driving to photograph Hidden Lake, which is located toward the southern end of the Delaware Water Gap National Park. The couple had pulled over to make a phone call and McManus wandered around the river's edge, at the Dingmans Ferry boat launch.
"That morning was very cool, as most fall days in the middle of October, causing the mist to rise off the river," McManus told TODAY.com. "I was walking around with my camera, and as always, looking for a shot. When I turned to my right, I saw the geese gathered there on the shore just asking to be photographed."
McManus is a professional freelance photography who mostly shoots landscapes. But she also has a "passion for old barns, and anything else from days gone by." To see more of her work, visit her website.
McManus holds a special place in her camera for the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area: "It has so much to offer. There are countless hiking trails, beautiful views, and many, many photo [opportunities]."
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