New Jersey

Tribute To Soldiers

One of the most touching photos I've taken.  It's a forest which was planted to mimic the Argon, during World War I, made to become a Memorial to the Veterans of the first Great War. The trees are alive and scared.  I cannot locate this place again.  I just know it's in Southern New Jersey.

Taken from the Photo Blog Archive, where there are many more photos of this Memorial Park.

Taken at the Hoboken Terminal, these post was shot with a Canon 5D mark II and a Canon  24mm TS-E 3.5L lens.  I used the lens to create a shallow depth of field along the length of the decaying post.  I used "Manual Zoom" to take the close up.  In case you didn't know what "Manual Zoom" is, it's when you physically move your body closer to your subject as a means of zooming in.  In this case I was crotched on the "Zoomed Out" photo and simply stood up and used the Live View feature of my camera along with my arms stretched out fully to obtain the "Zoomed In" point of view.

New York Photo Expo - Day 1

These next couple of additional daily posts will be written the day after they occurred.  I'm just too busy with elections to write same day.  Which is why my posting times are no where near the middle of the day.

On Thursday, I went the PDN Photo Expo.  Although I wasn't able to stay long, I was able to see a few things, bump into Scott Kelby (founder the National Association of Photoshop Professionals) and Andrew Lerman (One of the kindest and most talented photographers I know.).  I was also able to take a nice look at the New Leica M camera (Not yet available for purchase.  The Leica M is a very solid camera.  I had very little time to play with it & wasn't able to keep any photos I took with it.  When I asked one of the people from Leica who has used the M and the Leica Monochrome, he told me it's still a prototype and it wouldn't be fair to compare the two cameras.  That's fair.

I am very excited to get my hands on the not yet released Cokin "Pure Harmonie" (Their spelling) screw on filters.  I could never do what I saw justice, with my description of the filter.  However they are so incredibly thin, I didn't believe you could screw on any additional filters.  But you can.  I'd like to see how well a lens cap will stay on them.  If everything works out, these filters will find themselves on my lenses.

The last entry is about Shawn from Squarespace.  Shawn ran several webinars I attended for Squarespace.  He was incredibly helpful and very knowledgable. We both were surprised to bump into one another at the show.  I asked him some questions and he graciously helped me.  Meeting him in person was an honor.  Thank you Shawn.

Tiffanys Ignored

The Hoboken Terminal in New Jersey, keeps a well known secret.  It was designed by Tiffany.  Yes the light blue box that every woman appreciates, Tiffany's.  The terminal is absolutely beautiful.  And every day people disregard the splendor and luxury which surrounds them.  Why?  I would guess it's mostly because the terminal hasn't/wasn't taken as good of car as it should have been taken care of.  Finally age has an impact.

If you get the opportunity to go there, look around.  You'll clearly see Tiffany's influence.  This is the first of 4 photographs which will make their way onto the site.  It is a photo of how people ignore a beautiful not-so-famous Tiffany lamp.