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Structure

The Tuesday Photo Challenge is a weekly theme-based challenge for photographers of all kinds to share both new and old photography. This week’s theme is structure.

Weekends are the only time I have to complete the challenge. During the week I am busy at work and my daily commute and family matters give me very little time for photography in the morning and afternoon.

Today I had planned a trip to Sea Girt to photograph the lighthouse. However, after breakfast, I checked the weather and decided to do it another day. The air temperature was 0ºC. Brr.

After breakfast, I grabbed my Nikon D5100 and my Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 wide-angle and drove over to the Dirck Gulick House.

The Dirck Gulick House, also known just as the Gulick House, was built in 1752 and has been serving as the Society’s headquarters, library, archives, and research facility since 2004. The building conforms to the Dutch style of the 18th century in its story-and-a-half height, double room depth, and use of heavy timber running from the front to back walls. What is rare is its use of stone for building material. This building was added to the State and National Registers of historic Places in late 2003 after the completion of major restoration.Van Harlingen Historical Society

Structure, Dirck Gulick House NIKON D5100 20170305  6

  • Aperture—ƒ/4
  • Camera—NIKON D5100
  • Taken—5 March, 2017
  • Focal length—15mm
  • ISO—100
  • Shutter speed—1/1000s

The house is a Dutch-style stone structure made from stones from the Sourland Mountain Range. The one-story house has segmented arches of stone above the doors and windows, as well as two front entrances. I have no idea why anyone would build two doors to a home.

The house is located on Great Road (Route 601) in the Harlingen area of Belle Mead just south of the Gibraltar Rock quarry. The house is the site of a Harlingen Society Museum. The museum is no open on Sunday’s.

Montgomery was established in 1702 by Dutch and English Settlers and incorporated in the State of New Jersy in 1772. There are several hamlets within the Township: Belle Mead, Blawenburg, Dutchtown, Harlingen, Rocky Hill, Skillman and Zion.Montgomery Township web site

Structure, Dirck Gulick House NIKON D5100 20170305  8

  • Aperture—ƒ/4
  • Camera—NIKON D5100
  • Taken—5 March, 2017
  • Focal length—15mm
  • ISO—100
  • Shutter speed—1/250s

UPDATE: Pingback to some of my favorites from this week’s entries.

  • Brick Structures in Wilmington, NC.
  • Some interesting tree root structures.