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Hillsborough Township

Photography

Duke Farms in Thirds

[Duke Farms] was opened to the public on May 19, 2012, and has been among my favourite spots for photography for many years. Located in Hillsborough Township New Jersey the Duke Farms estate was created by an American entrepreneur James Buchanan Duke who founded Duke Power and the American Tobacco Company. After the passing of James' daughter, Doris, the property was put under the management of the Doris Duke Foundation. I have walked the property independently and with a group…

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Photography

Spring Hike in Sourland Mountain Preserve

A few weeks ago, Bhavna and I enjoyed hiking in the nearby Sourland Mountain Preserve. We've hiked the preserve many times, but I think this was our first since the start of the new year. We've hiked the preserve with kids and our nephews, and I have hiked with a local photography group and with "photo friends". I love being among the trees and photographing the ephemeral perennial wildflowers native to the region. There are multiple trails inside the preserve.…

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Photography

Saturday 2 April 2022

It was a beautiful Spring afternoon. Bhavna and I went for a walk on the Millstone Borough (Somerset County) section of the D&R Canal State Park. We enjoyed the walk, and I had the opportunity to use my MCEX-16 extension tube. I saw no flowers except for the Spring Beauty. I still have no Mac with which to edit my images. These are straight out of camera (SOOC) JPEGs created using the Nostalgic Negative Film simulation recipe. I used the…

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Film Photography

Duke Farms

In late January, I decided to get out to Duke Farms for some photography. It’s been a few years since my last visit. I needed to get outside. I tossed my Fuji X-T3 and Minolta XD-11 into my peak design camera bag and grabbed my tripod. there is a roll of Eastman Kodak Double-X 5222 400 in the XD-11 and I wanted to expose a few frames. It was cold. When I stepped out of the car. I was sure…

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