Kiran needed to photograph some architectural elements for her AP course project. We walked and drove around Princeton and Princeton University on a photographic scavenger hunts for what she needed. I discovered parts of the campus and the town I had not explored before. Helping her with her project forced me to photograph subjects I had overlooked in the 18 years I have lived in the area. I have included a few of the best of the set of images. I need to create my won scavenger hunt.

One requirement of her project is that members of her “team” had to be included in the photographs. Bhavna, Shaan and Kiran took turns posing for the pictures.

The light changed during the three hours we walked around. It went from afternoon to early dusk, to nighttime. Making sure we had good images to use in Kiran’s project and doing it all hand-held, pushed the limits of my camera and photography skills. The Fuji X-T2 held up well even at ISO 12,800.

Princeton University Press —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (20 mm, 0.002 sec at f/5.6, ISO800), © Khürt L. Williams
FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (28.3 mm, 0.014 sec at f/5.6, ISO12800), © Khürt L. Williams
Terra Momo Bread Company —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, 0.500 sec at f/5.6, ISO12800), © Khürt L. Williams

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Tower by jansenphotojansenphoto

Towering achievements!

It is my second time photographing the First Reformed Church of Rocky Hill before.

A steeple, in architecture, is a tall tower on a building, topped by a spire and often incorporating a belfry and other components. Steeples are very common on Christian churches and cathedrals, and the use of the term generally connotes a religious structure. They may be stand-alone structures or incorporated into the entrance or centre of the building.Wikipedia

The challenge with photographing this church steeple tower is that the buildings are located at the edge of the property on a street corner. The Fujinon XF16-55 F2.8 LM WR R is not wide enough to capture the steeple and the building. I opted to shoot several images and merge them in Adobe Photoshop to create a panorama.

First Reformed Church of Rocky Hill —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, 0.001 sec at f/5.6, ISO200), © Khürt L. Williams

I saw the tractor this morning on my drive for breakfast at Aunt Chubby’s. It was parked in the gravel parking area at the trailhead for the St. Michaels Farm Preserve. I wanted to stop and capture some images, but I was hungry and wanted to get breakfast. On my way home, I stopped to grab a few photographs, but I think that by this time, the sun was too high in the sky. The images are too backlit with too much contrast and shadow. I’ll try again tomorrow for some early morning light.