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Paul Goldfinger ©.  Martha’s Vineyard. Oak Bluffs. Click to enlarge. TriX collection.

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Monmouth Battlefield State Park. By Paul Goldfinger 2014. ©

Monmouth Battlefield State Park. Atop Combs Hill.  By Paul Goldfinger 2014. ©


The Battle of Monmouth took place in the vicinity of Monmouth Courthouse in Freehold.  The vista above is from Combs Hill where the Continental Army had placed their artillery.  The battle took place on June 28, 1778 when Gen. George Washington attacked the British in the midst of a 100 degree heat wave  to regain that territory.   The park is a beautiful place where you can visit, picnic, ride horses or sleighs.  The visitor center is near where I was standing to make this photograph.

I enjoy photographing battlefields, although this is only my second.  The first is Gettysburg which we have visited quite a few times.  Battlefields are evocative of so many qualities of man including bravery, fighting for right and freedom, loyalty and sacrifice. It seems as if you can  time travel back in such a place like this, and that is an emotional experience.

I tried to capture that mood in this photograph which is much better felt in black and white than with color.  —Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger

BAND OF HM ROYAL MARINES:  “Main Theme from Saving Private Ryan”  (2006)  Written by John Williams.

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Montecatini Terme, Tuscan Spa town in Italy. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Montecatini Terme, Tuscan Spa town in Italy. By Paul Goldfinger ©

THE CITY OF PRAGUE ORCHESTRA.  Themes from the James Bond movies.   This is “Octapussy–All Time High.”

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Paul Goldfinger ©. Silver gelatin darkroom print. Springtime in Paris.


FRANKIE RANDALL  from his album Sings and Swings.

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NJ Transit. December, 2014 © By Paul Goldfinger

Jersey Coast Line.  December, 2014 © By Paul Goldfinger




Bessie Smith from Ken Burns doc, “JAZZ”     Paul Goldfinger from the TV video.©


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Italy. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Tuscany, Italy. By Paul Goldfinger © Silver gelatin darkroom print.


ART FARMER   “Like Someone in Love.”




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Illumination Night. Campground. Oak Bluffs, Mass. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Illumination Night. Campground. Oak Bluffs, Mass. By Paul Goldfinger ©  Click left for take out.

The Martha’s Vineyard Campground in Oak Bluffs  was established by Methodists in 1860.

They have  gingerbread cottages, a museum, an iron Tabernacle, and are on the National Historic Register. Illumination Night occurs once each summer.  The oriental motif is part of their traditions.

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Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard. Photo by the Martha’s Vineyard CMA.

This is how the Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association describes itself:

“The Tabernacle continues to exist as a “Beacon to All” and continues to serve as a religious and cultural center for the residents of the Campground, Oak Bluffs and the Island itself. It is the largest venue on the Vineyard and, with its marvelous acoustics and beautiful setting, local groups, musical groups, individual performers, theater groups, choruses and even the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra find enthusiastic audiences. The MVCMA offers a wide variety of cultural and religious programs throughout the summer season (July and August.)”


Oak Bluffs campground. Internet photo.

In 2014, Ocean Grove resurrected its own Illumination Night, a festive event that used to happen on Wesley Lake each summer, about a century ago, with large crowds, lights, and many boats.

The OGCMA’s latest edition of Illumination Night is held in Auditorium Square Park, but it’s not clear if this will be a religious event or a celebration for everyone.

Sometimes they seem to confuse the two, as occurred during the Fountain dedication last summer.

Here is a link to our report of the 2014 reprise edition in the Grove.


It is the sort of event that can bring “community” back into the OG vocabulary.


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Camelia River. Ft. Myers, Fla. Paul Goldfinger ©  Click to enlarge.






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Central Park. New York City Street Series. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Central Park. New York City Street Series. By Paul Goldfinger ©


RODNEY CROWELL.  “Even Cowgirls Get the Blues.”


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Echoes of Brazil. By Paul Goldfinger. Copyright.

Echoes of Brazil. By Paul Goldfinger.© Click image for full view. Naples, Florida Botanical Gardens. 2013.


SOUNDTRACK. “Dias Azuis” (Blue Days) by Milton Nascimento and the Jobim Trio. Album: Novas Bossas

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