Category Archives: Flora

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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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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Petunia Tree

This sight grabbed my attention on the way home.  It is a sawed-off tree trunk with baskets of petunias suspended off the end of each branch.  In a way, it appears tropical — something you might find in a foreign … Continue reading

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Self Portrait

Well, not exactly a portrait – but as close to the subject matter as I care to get! Actually, I only set up the shot using a tripod.  My friend pushed the button. I get the credit for the post-processing … Continue reading

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Azaleas at Winterthur

Walking the grounds at the Winterthur mansion in Delaware offers a visual feast when the azaleas are in bloom. I have enjoyed several trips there and gone to hear musical performances at nearby Brandywine Baroque as well. Share this:

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Looming Figure

This utility pole along Perrine Road near Monmouth Jct. has a rather ominous appearance.  It looks like a gigantic looming figure – a mishapen man with three arms perhaps. I feel sorry for the maintenance crew assigned to clean up … Continue reading

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George W. (in the bush)

This statue of George Washington seems almost out of place.  It appears along a forest pathway within the Winterthur estate in Delaware.  This rendering of our American hero seems to lack the dignity characteristic of famous portraits.  Also, his arm … Continue reading

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Skytop Lodge

Skytop Lodge is located in the Pennsylvania Poconos. It is a resort for families, couples, groups and useful for corporate retreats as well.  My wife and I stayed there in 2010. I enjoyed the flower plantings as they were particularly … Continue reading

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Shenandoah

This is Dark Hollow Falls in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia.  Seeing it requires a downhill hike from the trailhead adjacent to the roadway.  Dawn and I decided we’d better start doing workouts on the treadmill after we found this hike … Continue reading

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