Di Brizzi’s Lake-Freeze

Di Brizzi's Freeze (Jamesburg NJ)

© Don Klotzbeacher

Frozen custard is one of my favorite desserts.  I bought plenty of it at Di Brizzi’s Lake-Freeze back in the 70s.  It used to be located across from Lake Manalapan in Jamesburg, New Jersey.

The ornamental ice cream cone on the roof of this drive-in was an eye-catcher for many years.  Alas, no more.

Calumet 4×5 view camera, Tri-X film.

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Save the Barns

© Don Klotzbeacher

Many old and venerable buildings have bit the dust. I’m not sure if this barn in Middlebush exists anymore. Considerable effort was made to save Hageman house and barns in the same general area.

I took this photograph back in March of 1976. At the time I was acquainting myself with view camera movements — having recently acquired a Calumet 4×5 camera.

Exposure 1/30 sec. at f22 using Caltar 215mm lens.  Tri-X developed for 7 minutes in Kodak HC-110b.

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Pursuing the Muse

This blog is dedicated to my photographic pursuits.

Just yesterday, I was looking through some 4×5 chromes and came across a picture taken during magnolia season at Princeton University.  It was taken in April 1978 and still looks surprisingly good.  So I decided to scan it in my HP Scanjet 4890.  Only a couple of adjustments in Photoshop were deemed appropriate to help normalize the color and luminosity.

© Don Klotzbeacher

One reason I like this photograph is that my Calumet view camera was able to maintain the verticals using perspective controls.  In this case, a 215mm Caltar lens with an Acme shutter was used. Ektachrome 64: f32 @ 1/10 sec.

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