Kiran needed to photograph some architectural elements for her AP course project. We walked and drove around Princeton and Princeton University on a photographic scavenger hunts for what she needed. I discovered parts of the campus and the town I had not explored before. Helping her with her project forced me to photograph subjects I had overlooked in the 18 years I have lived in the area. I have included a few of the best of the set of images. I need to create my won scavenger hunt.

One requirement of her project is that members of her “team” had to be included in the photographs. Bhavna, Shaan and Kiran took turns posing for the pictures.

The light changed during the three hours we walked around. It went from afternoon to early dusk, to nighttime. Making sure we had good images to use in Kiran’s project and doing it all hand-held, pushed the limits of my camera and photography skills. The Fuji X-T2 held up well even at ISO 12,800.

Princeton University Press —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (20 mm, 0.002 sec at f/5.6, ISO800), © Khürt L. Williams
FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (28.3 mm, 0.014 sec at f/5.6, ISO12800), © Khürt L. Williams
Terra Momo Bread Company —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, 0.500 sec at f/5.6, ISO12800), © Khürt L. Williams

Diesel & Duke

It was getting late, and we realised that we had no hand dinner. While Kiran and Bhavna went off to find a few more items for her AP project, Shaan and I walked over to Diesel & Duke. It’s new to Princeton and located on a section of Nassau Street that seems to be jinxed. In the 18 years, I have lived in the area, about seven restaurants have opened and closed at the same address. I think Diesel & Duke is off to a bad start.

The sidewalk menu advertised a burger using the Impossible Foods vegan burger patty. I am not vegetarian or vegan, but the Impossible Foods vegan burger patty is so tasty that I prefer it over a beef burger. I was disappointed to learn that they had no Impossible Burger in stock. They had not had any in stock for almost a week. The person running the register claimed that Impossible Foods had a contract with Burger King and had sold all their stock. I find that hard to believe.

I was annoyed. I wanted to leave. But Shaan was hungry, and Kiran and Bhavna were expecting fries, so we placed our order and waited.