Category Archives: Earth

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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Nakashima

This fence is found at the George Nakashima furniture gallery in New Hope, Pennsylvania.  The doors have become misaligned over time, but it appears that the wooden beam will continue to secure the gate a good while yet.   Share … 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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Power Quest

This scene presents itself outside of the strip mall at the center of Dayton NJ.  The demand for power and information in one form or another is increasing at an exponential rate.  It amazes me that technicians can make sense … Continue reading

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