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The Weekend

Bhavna and I both dislike cold weather, but on sunny days we can persuade ourselves to bundle to get outside. Normally at this time of the year, I would look forward to the weekend, waking up early to take a walk along the D&R Canal or a hike in the Sourland Mountain Preserve. January is ending and, with the exception of a short hike along Beden Brook, we have had little outdoor activity. It was cold and damp again yesterday…

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52 Week Smartphone Challenge: Week 2: Thirds

Wooden bridge in the snow with Kingston Mill in the background

📷 It took me some time to get the hang of the rule of thirds but I think following (and sometimes) ignoring this rule has improved my photography. What is the Rule of Thirds? The rule of thirds involves mentally dividing up your image using 2 horizontal lines and 2 vertical lines, as shown below. You then position the important elements in your scene along those lines, or at the points where they meet. A rule of thirds grid.Photography Mad…

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Walk and Talk

While driving home after breakfast at Aunt Chubby’s I asked Bhavna to take a walk with me along the Aunt Molly Trail of St. Michael’s Nature Preserve. I had mentioned to her that a few weeks prior, I had walked the Aunt Molly Trail after breakfast by myself at Aunt Chubby’s. After we started walking Bhavna mentioned that after our adult children returned to university for the winter semester that the two of us could develop a weekend routine of…

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Portal

Pathway to a tunnel with snow all around

📸 A section of the D&R Canal State Park trail between Rocky Hill and Kington has a tunnel that runs under Route 27/Main Street on the border with Kingston and Princeton. A few years ago I walked this section of the park as part of a longer walk from Griggstown in Franklin Township. I remember that the first time I saw this tunnel it felt a bit spooky when seen from a certain angle. One cannot see into the tunnel…

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