Category Archives: Photographic Technique

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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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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Dolphin Quest

I was fortunate to see this display as it lies within the Bermuda Maritime History Museum’s surrounding fortification.  Only the people in the pool are allowed to play with the dolphin because, of course, they paid for the privilege.  No … Continue reading

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Path to Nowhere

I find these stone pathways amusing.  Actually, they are clever drainage  conduits to allow rainwater to seep away from the blacktop walking path around the perimeter of my development.  To me, they look like little exit and entry points for … Continue reading

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Cliché

I was trying out a new Nikon digital compact camera, model S9300.  I came across this “classic” scene – park bench and shadows.  This is a bit of cliché in the photographer’s lexicon, but certainly worthy subject matter for a test … 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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Photography & Reality

Croposis:  a disease rampant among photographers.  One might argue that the top of the image and perhaps a bit of the right side could be cropped away to remove extraneous detail in the background.  For me personally, the background gives … Continue reading

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Perspective and Intuition

This retention basin in my housing development isn’t especially scenic.  However, the use of a wide-angle (focal length = 24mm) on my zoom lens, together with the unusual lean in the pine tree plus the receding clouds, gives a somewhat … Continue reading

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Peonies

After a recent concert engagement, I visited Winterthur with a friend. It’s a beautiful estate located in the Brandywine area of Delaware. Many flower beds contribute to the beauty of the grounds. Here we see a lovely variety of peony. … Continue reading

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