Working Dog Winery

Bhavna and I were at Working Dog Winery in Robbinsville to listen to our friend Matt Robinson perform in the band Acoustic Road. Matt is a guitar instructor In Skillman, Montgomery Township. Acoustic Road performs well known acoustic rock and classic rock from the ’60s, ’70s, 80’s, 90,s and beyond.

Acoustic Road at Working Dog Winery —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (27.4 mm, 0.008 sec at f/5.6, ISO800), © Khürt L. Williams
Acoustic Road at Working Dog Winery —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (22 mm, 0.001 sec at f/5.6, ISO12800), © Khürt L. Williams

This is our first time at Working Dog Winery. After getting the lay of the land, we found a barrel to place our the picnic basket, which we had packed with cheese, salami, crackers, hummus, and corn chips. Back inside, we completed a wine tasting to get an idea of what we wanted to drink. We both agreed on a bottle of white wine, the Traminette, which is unusual since Bhavna likes dry red wines and I prefer a New England style Sour IPA.

Acoustic Road at Working Dog Winery —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, 0.077 sec at f/5.6, ISO1600), © Khürt L. Williams

I bought a chilli dog from the Tower Dogs food truck which was parked on the grass. The hazy New England IPA would have been a better choice to have with a chilli dog. Not so much the wine.

Speaking of dogs, Working Dog Winery is a dog-friendly winery. Most of the guests brought dogs.

My friend Ed lives in East Windsor, a nearby town, and joined us for what turned out be a beautiful day of camaraderie, wine, sun, and classic rock.

I bracketed the images and applied a Kodakchrome film-grain Lightroom preset.

Acoustic Road at Working Dog Winery —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (40.1 mm, 0.008 sec at f/20, ISO1250), © Khürt L. Williams
Matt Robinson —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (44.1 mm, 0.008 sec at f/5.6, ISO800), © Khürt L. Williams

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