Category Archives: Agriculture

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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Millstone

Today’s photo was taken in Cranbury NJ.  This is, of course, a millstone and would have been used for grinding cereal grains at a bygone mill along Cranbury Brook.  In those days the town that grew up around that mill … Continue reading

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Composition 101

This photo probably wouldn’t rate high on general composition.  Nonetheless, it appeals to me.  I enjoy looking at it.  In the end, that’s all that matters. A photograph is for looking at. Share this:

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Juxtaposition

I find strange juxtapositions a matter of continual interest.  In this scene, we see the postal delivery truck. But the postman must be inside the store. Also there is a man walking past who is talking on his cell phone. … Continue reading

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Corn Shocks

Not being a farmer, I’ve often wondered why effort is expended to create corn shocks. They are not as prevalent as in years gone by.  While they are attractive to look at in the field,  they would have to serve … Continue reading

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An Independent Voice

The ground is sprouting political signs these days —  a reminder that election day is drawing near.  These candidates are appealing  to the residents of South Brunswick for their vote. One of these candidates is a frequent visitor to this … Continue reading

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Harvesting Cranberries – Part 2

It is interesting to watch this row of workers as they follow one another utilizing the rotary beaters.  Obviously, it is more productive if the water is churned by several machines to maximize the amount of product dislodged from the … Continue reading

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Harvesting Cranberries – Part 1

When it’s time to harvest cranberries in New Jersey, workers flood the cranberry bogs with water because cranberries are buoyant. In order to dislodge the berries from the vine, workers use a rotary beater to churn the water causing the … Continue reading

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Rutgers Gardens (Arboretum)

I studied biological sciences at Cook College (Rutgers University) in New Brunswick, NJ. There is a great set of gardens, arboretum plus Helyar Woods adjacent to the campus. I enjoy returning from time to time just to see the lovely … Continue reading

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