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Halo Farm

Once a month I will show one or more of my photos captured and/or processed on my iPhone or iPad over the last month. It’s a way for me to show photography that usually is quite different from my regular work. The pictures are displayed without any comments, hoping they will stand on their own. But I still very much appreciate any comments you may have.

USGS Water Station 01460440

It was snowing this morning when I left for work. Flurries. I left home earlier than usual with the intention of stopping along the way to snap some images. I considered bringing my Nikon but I decided I wanted to keep things simple and just shoot with my iPhone. I chose a route through Princeton and Mercer Street, toward Battle Field Park.

I saw a few scenes on Mercer Street that I wanted to capture. The Princeton Theological Seminary Library was lit with street lamps that gave it a warm wonderland feeling. There are a few colorful mansions with snow-covered trees that I wanted to capture.

But there was no easy way to just pull over on Mercer Street to snap a photo. It’s a busy road. Parking is on one side only. Near the residential part of the road. Residents had already occupied these spaces.

I continued my commute via Quaker Road.

This is the USGS Water Station 01460440 on the Delaware and Raritan Canal at Port Mercer in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. There is a parking area nearby, on the other side of the canal.

Shot with Camera+. Edited in Photogene. Filter is Frost from Priime photography app.

Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park / Rocky Hill

Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park / Rocky Hill, iPhone 20151024 blog

We ran out of coffee beans on Friday morning. Normally the subscription from Drift Away Coffee would arrive just around this time but for some reason is a bit late. Neither Bhavna nor I can start our day without a good cup of joe. When I woke up Saturday morning the first thing on my mind was aquiring coffee. Buy the Cup in Rocky Hill is the only coffee shop in my area open before 7AM on a Saturday morning. Every cup of coffee is $1, no matter what size — 12 oz, 16 oz or 20oz. It’s a real bargain and I have a choice of Rwanda, Columbia, Mexican and a few flavoured coffees that I refuse to acknowldge. Flavoured coffee is just plain stupid.

I know the owner, Vitaliy, so every trip is a conversation. This morning we chatted for a few minutes about hacking wi-fi networks. The shop is a local hangout for the early morning residents who jog or work in the area.

I drove away from the shop enjoying the colour display from the trees lining Washington Street. I circled back around headed toward home admiring the trees in the well kept yards. I drove down to Rocky Hill section of the Canal State Park. I could see that the light was just coming over the top of the Trap Rock Quarry.

I pulled out my tripod and grabbed a few shots in Slow Shutter Cam on my iPhone 6 before my battery quit. I would have prefered to capture the scene on my Nikon but I recently lost both my SD cards. Shit happens.

I applied the Fuji Astia 100F v.2 preset from the RNI Films iOS app.