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MD Rokkor-X 45mm F2

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Main Street Somerville with Lomography Color 100

The borough of Somerville is 24 kilometres (about 35 minutes in the car) from my home and is the county seat for Somerset County. Like most of New Jersey, it was settled in colonial times (18th century) primarily by the Dutch, who purchased land from the English. Most of the "action" in Somerville happens on the strip of Main Street between North Gaston Avenue and the circle between County Route 202 and County Route 206. Downtown Somerville is mostly pubs…

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Saturday 1 May 2022

Last month, I grabbed my Minolta XD-11 and Minolta MD Rokkor-X 45mm f/2 lens and drove to Palmer Square in downtown Princeton. Palmer Square is a public square and planned development across from Nassau Street and Princeton University that forms a collection of shops, restaurants, offices and (expensive) residential spaces. It's a mall. Palmer Square is named for the original builder, Edgar Palmer, heir to the New Jersey Zinc fortune. Constructed between 1936 to 1939, the Square was created by…

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Garfield Way

One of my roles in my current journey with 35mm film is that of "film detective". A few weeks or months can elapse between the time I put a roll of 35mm film into my Minolta and when the film roll is developed and returned from the lab. In that time, I may easily forget the “when" and the “how” I exposed each film frame. The where is usually apparent from the film frame itself, but the dates, times, and…

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