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The Hills

Spring Hill Road

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Hill by jansenphoto Atop the hill… My townhouse community, Montgomery Hills, lies on the southern border of Montgomery Township in Somerset County, fenced in by the woods on the northeast side of Princeton's Autumn Hill Preserve and the nearby historic village of Rocky Hill, 2.9 km away, at the foot of the Rocky Hill Ridge and across the waters of the Millstone River, along the D&R Canal Trail. I've photographed many of the historic homes and buildings…

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Worship

Tomorrow is Earth Day. Go do something to stop killing our mother earth. I believe in God, only I spell it Nature. Frank Lloyd Wright. We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.Native American Proverb Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money. Cree Indian Proverb…

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Macro Moments Challenge #36 Bokeh

The word bokeh is a Japanese loanword to the English language. The term refers to the visual quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photographic image. Note that bokeh is not the same as a blur. Bokeh is the quality of the blur. Visible bokeh is often achieved by shooting at very wide apertures to blur the background. One of the characteristics of macro photography is that subjects are shot at close distances. While this close camera-to-subject proximity can lead…

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Macro Moments Challenge #35 Hepatica

Over the weekend, I went hiking in the Sourland Mountain Preserve and observed numerous wildflowers along the trail. The flower in the post header is Hepatica. Hepatica (Hepatica Nobilis var. obtusa) is a herbaceous perennial native to eastern North America. Once again, I used the Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG but mounted my AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. I used the 36mm extension tube for most of the shots. With this extension tube and the lens at 48mm,…

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