Author Archives: Don

Princeton Chapel

I always enjoy visiting the chapel located on the campus at Princeton University. It certainly has a medieval feel about it. The design was by Ralph Adams Cram and construction was completed in 1928. The images of cathedral interiors taken … Continue reading

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Daffodils

Who can resist taking pictures of flowers in the springtime? These daffodils were looking nice as they were situated by the split rail fence at the Wetherill estate in Dayton, NJ. I oriented the camera so as to make the … Continue reading

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Tent People

On the occasion of a grandson’s birthday, he received a new tent. The same afternoon, it was set up and all the kids were quick to have fun with it. When the camera appeared, they all wanted to “show their … Continue reading

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Funhouse

On the occasion of my 50th class reunion in Farmington, Minnesota, I also attended the annual Dakota County Fair.  As I perused the fairgrounds, I came upon this funhouse.  I don’t recall ever being in one. Since the title above … Continue reading

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Cotton Candy

I recall tasting cotton candy when I was a kid. Even then, I wasn’t sure it was good for me; certainly, the way in which it melted down into a gummy wad of sugar in the mouth was a unique … Continue reading

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Scones

It frequently happens that kitchenware or prepared foods have photographic appeal.  For example, one day I made scones in a cast iron pan having wedge-shaped sections.  The baked scones were placed on a hot pad having woven circles around the … Continue reading

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Illumination

Foliage often photographs well when illuminated from behind.  These lotus leaves are no exception.  I find lotus leaves, blossoms and seed pods photogenic in any case. The lotus has great symbolic meaning in Buddhism. It involves the notion of rising … Continue reading

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John Ruppert: Pumpkins (1999)

This subject presents a typical “near-far” challenge. Technically it would be easy to have both pumpkins in sharp focus using a traditional view camera by simply tilting the front standard (lensboard) forward till both objects become sharp on the ground … Continue reading

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Photographing Art (POV)

I often enjoy walking around the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton NJ.  The sculptures by Seward Johnson are always on display since his “atelier” is located there.  The bronze sculpture, Sailing the Seine (1999), is especially fascinating to me. One … Continue reading

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Americana Diner

The Americana Diner has doubtless been the most popular eating establishment in East Windsor NJ for many years.  Sometimes, they really get busy and one ends up waiting in the lobby for a while before being seated – especially on … Continue reading

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