• Aperture—ƒ/25
  • Camera—NIKON D5100
  • Taken—21 September, 2017
  • Copyright—© 2017 Khürt L. Williams
  • Focal length—24mm
  • ISO—100
  • Shutter speed—20s

My wife came with me. Earlier in the week, I had mentioned to her that I wanted to go into Princeton. I had an eye for the weekly photo challenge. I put it off all week but on Thursday I finally said to her, “Let’s do it tonight”.

I was disappointed. There was much less traffic than I expected and the streets seemed bereft of people. I thought that the streets would be filled with local, tourist and students walking around and patronizing the local bars and restaurants. But not this night.

I parked on Witherspoon Street. This was unusual. On a busy night, traffic is hard to find in Princeton. Normally I park in the Spring Street parking deck. This was further proof that tonight would be a slow night.

Why did any of that matter? My vision for the weekly challenge was to photograph the cars and people walking by on Nassau Street. We walked up Witherspoon Street and crossed Nassau Street to the gates of Princeton University.

I set up the tripod, framed the shot of Hamilton Jewelers, and waited. The traffic was light and there was only a little foot traffic. My wife and I conversed with passing students who were curious as what I was doing. It must have seemed strange to them; a man with a camera on a tripod photographing what seemed to be empty space.

I shot at 10, 15, 20, and 30 seconds exposures. My wife and I walked over to Washington Road and I took a few shots of the water feature near the Woodrow Wilson School. We watched a young woman walk barefoot through the water. Some students were sitting and conversing on the far end, enjoying the chill, but not cold, air.

We slowly walked back to the car.

layered, night photography
Corner of Witherspoon & Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ
  • Aperture—ƒ/14
  • Camera—NIKON D5100
  • Taken—21 September, 2017
  • Copyright—© 2017 Khürt L. Williams
  • Focal length—24mm
  • ISO—100
  • Shutter speed—15s

In Lightroom, I made my picks and pulled them into Photoshop. I blended the layers — two images — to make this one image. The final image is the featured image for this post.

layered, night photography
Corner of Witherspoon & Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ
  • Aperture—ƒ/25
  • Camera—NIKON D5100
  • Taken—21 September, 2017
  • Copyright—© 2017 Khürt L. Williams
  • Focal length—24mm
  • ISO—100
  • Shutter speed—20s

signatiure

Each Wednesday, The Daily Prompt Photo Challenge provides a theme for creative inspiration. Participants take photographs based on their interpretation of the theme, and post them on their blog anytime before the following Wednesday.

Layered by an author (The Daily Post)
This week, let’s explore the interplay of texture and depth.

Nassau Street, Princeton, Street, People
  • Aperture—ƒ/11
  • Camera—NIKON D5100
  • Taken—27 May, 2017
  • Copyright—© 2017 Khürt L. Williams
  • Flash fired—no
  • Focal length—24mm
  • ISO—200
  • Shutter speed—1/100s

I don’t have this in my profile but I’m an “INTJ”. This is based on this Myers-Briggs personality test that is generally quite accurate. I can’t say I disagree with the analysis as I’ve taken the personality test every year over a decade and the results are always the same. People are often quite impressed with the little analysis at the end! Remember to answer honestly, even if you don’t like the answer (no one will see!)

I have chosen to share the private link to my test results.

Nassau Street, Princeton, Street, People

I saw some of the beautiful early blog posts for this weekly challenge and I knew I’d not find anything like those. No historic cobblestone lined city streets with centuries-old buildings. Up until recently, my town, Skillman, was rural. As the town grew in the last decade, the old roads widened just a bit while the amount of motor traffic increased. New roads were built for the homes of the new residents. While there are some beautiful country roads, the roads are narrow and there is no curbing to stop and park a car. Unless you like parking your car in a ditch. I don’t.

Nassau Street, Princeton, Street, People

  • Aperture—ƒ/7.1
  • Camera—NIKON D5100
  • Taken—27 May, 2017
  • Copyright—© 2017 Khürt L. Williams
  • Focal length—24mm
  • ISO—100
  • Shutter speed—1/250s

So … while photographing another event I walked down Nassau Street in Princeton. I stopped a few times to grab some shots. The weather was great, sunny and cool with few clouds in the sky. People were out enjoying shopping and dining al fresco in the restaurants.

Nassau Street, Princeton, Street, People

  • Aperture—ƒ/11
  • Camera—NIKON D5100
  • Taken—27 May, 2017
  • Copyright—© 2017 Khürt L. Williams
  • Focal length—24mm
  • ISO—100
  • Shutter speed—1/250s

Created by photographer Frank Jansen, the Tuesday Photo Challenge is a weekly theme-based challenge for photographers of all kinds to share both new and old photography.

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