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Film Photography

12 August 2022

Palmer Square

One of my frustrations with 35mm film photography is the effort involved in compensation for the lack of metadata. This week, I spent a lot of time learning to read 35mm film strip edge DX bar codes. The photographs are all from around Palmer Square.…

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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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Panels for Portals

Update: I think it’s better to update this post to link to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #204 Doors/Doorways than to repost the same photos to a new post. Some time ago, after many explorations of the Princeton University campus, I had noticed that many university buildings had doors that would appear at seemingly random and odd places. In many cases, these doors had no "step-up" and appeared to be hanging from the walls. I was always curious to know what…

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