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Monthly Archives: September 2017

19 Sep 2017
Gourds

Is it a gourd or a feeling?

What’s for sale here? On the surface, it’s a funky looking squash.  Taken just a little deeper, it’s a decoration, a feeling of fall, a memory of Thanksgiving dinners, leaves blowing across the lawn, crisp cool air … A pretty good bargain for a few bits. What are you selling?  

18 Sep 2017
GOOGLE EARTH

Are you taking advantage of Google Earth?

Google Earth is a powerful program.  It provides a 3 dimensional view of the earth’s surface and is designed to allow users to embed their own data and share it with others on the Google Earth platform.  And it’s free.  You just need to know how to take advantage if it. I find it invaluable for enhancing my photography when there is a spatial component (i.e., when the location of the photos is important).  By incorporating my images in Google […]

15 Sep 2017
HALL OF FAME

Sage Wisdom

Recognize wisdom when you hear it. During the past couple months, I did video interviews of the inductees into the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce Foundation Business Hall of Fame.  When you get to talk one-on-one with business leaders who have made a difference in their communities you certainly pick up a lot of wisdom. Nobody tried to give advice or promote themselves. Instead they just spoke from the heart about what they believe and what motivates them. It was […]

14 Sep 2017

Business Hall of Fame Inauguration

­The inaugural event for the Hunterdon County Business Hall of Fame will be held by the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce Foundation at the Ryland Inn on Th­ursday, September 14, 2017, at 6:00pm. The Foundation’s mission is to advance the interests of the Hunterdon County business community through business resources, economic & workforce development, leadership development, tourism, philanthropy, and the promotion of civic, educational, cultural and economic interests of the region. The Hunterdon County Business Hall of Fame was established […]

13 Sep 2017
MONKEYS

Seeing monkeys do …

Monkey see, monkey do?  Maybe not such bad advice, depending on what the monkeys are doing.  

12 Sep 2017
CICADA

CICADA

I came across this guy during a walk this weekend and boy, did he look exhausted.  After 17 years underground you get one big chance to party.  That must be why they are always singing. Summertime is the right time if you are a cicada but there is no encore, no second chance.  You hatch, you prep, you play and then … well, we try not to think about that, but at least you don’t have to worry about your […]

11 Sep 2017
GREEN POWER GLASSES

Ready for Monday?

Harry starts every week with total focus.  Of course, he has his krypton glasses to give him an advantage. It’s his super power (and for sale for only $9.95 at the Fireman’s Carnival). I don’t have a set of krypton glasses (yet) but I have a nice hot cup of coffee and am eager to dive into the week.  I believe I can focus as well as Harry. I start with short bursts.  I figure that if I put all […]

08 Sep 2017
STEPS

Steps to Candid Photography

When you think about it, there are a lot of steps to just about everything.  The most immediate task may be pretty straight forward, but chances are there are a lot of steps leading up to it. Candid photography seems simple enough.  In many ways it is, just point and shoot. Sometimes that works just fine, but not often.  Candids are uncontrolled,  As a photographer you can’t pose your subject, because then it’s not candid.  But you can control how […]

06 Sep 2017
BOULDERING

Climbing

Sometimes it’s a bare-knuckle climb to the top, one finger grip at a time.

05 Sep 2017
CUSTOME ALLOY

Thriving

As part of the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce Foundation Business Hall of Fame project I had the opportunity to video interview Adam Ambielli, one of the owners of Custom Alloy in High Bridge, NJ.  Adam graciously took me on a tour of the plant and allowed me to take photos to go along with the video. This is truly a heavy industry but it isn’t a smoke stack factory.  Custom Alloy shapes and refines metal products for industry, from […]