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“Solemn August” by Photographer Whitney Hayes

Photographer Whitney Hayes (previously featured here) spent her summer working with The Highlands Natural Pool in Ringwood, New Jersey, documenting what she describes as “truly a magical place.” The pool is an unexpected oasis in the middle of a forest — run by a non-profit, it is largely maintained by a dedicated group of board members who volunteer their time. True to its origins, the members maintain a chemical-free pool that is kind to the environment, welcoming all to enjoy its natural beauty. 

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