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Hot and Humid

Wednesday Formerly known as the New Jersey State Village for Epileptics, The North Princeton Developmental Center was a medical facility within my township, Montgomery Township, New Jersey. The facility was home to a variety of mental health institutions throughout the years. The 246-acre property was once a bustling place, built to self-sustain up to 2,000 people in tiny homes and apartments but had been abandoned and had fallen into horrible disrepair. The dilapidated facility garnered much notoriety across the state…

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The Black and the White

Tuesday 6 July 2021 The Online Photographer compares the Fujinon XF27mmF2.8 R WR to a Nikon SE. The new version of the Fuji XF 27mm ƒ/2.8 R is 22.7 mm shorter than the Nikon SE and about the same diameter. It's also considerably lighter at 84g / 3 oz. It also sports about the tiniest lens hood ever...almost comical-looking. And yet, who wants a giant hood on a tiny lens? There are a few more differences. The Nikon SE has…

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Chasing Dragons

Dragonfly, Van Horne Park, Montgomery Township

Tuesday During the pandemic, Bhavna and I talked about how when it was safe to do so, we would take some road trips to Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, perhaps with a stop in Boston to visit some of our college days favourites. I wanted to satisfy my urge to photograph lighthouses, and Bhavna wanted to experience the romance of the New England coastal towns. Now that most of the North East are vaccinated, it seemed like the right time. It's…

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Family

Tuesday A friend shared a link to an article by Christopher Brennan the growing trend of "data poisoning", a type of misinformation campaign that researcher Priyanka Ranade specifically targets information security professionals. “I used to work in a cyber security operations center, and the analysts do use a lot of the cyber threat intelligence that’s out there on a daily basis,” Ranade said. “I was reading Krebs on Security one day and I thought ‘How does he get all this…

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It’s a wonderful world

woman and child

Monday Insta Repeat posts collages of photos from the same geographical location that look remarkably similar, even though they were taken by different photographers. ... The intent on Insta Repeat is deliberate—to duplicate a photo in order to evoke a similar response from viewers. Feet dangling over Horseshoe Bend evoke a sense of adventure and thrill-seeking. The woman paddling in a mountain lake evokes wonder and serenity. So, if you want to conjure those emotions in your audience (while also…

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