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Seaside Heights. October, 2015. Paul Goldfinger photo © Blogfinger.net

Seaside Heights. October, 2015. Paul Goldfinger photo © Blogfinger.net  Click to enlarge.

PAUL DESMOND:   “Romance de Amor”  (arranged by Don Sebesky)

 

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Long Valley, New Jersey. 2014. By Paul Goldfinger

Farm house. Long Valley, New Jersey. 2014. By Paul Goldfinger    ©

Do you think that this house was once a home where lovers comforted each other?  Who lived here and when? How did it become a “derelict house?”  They all have stories to tell. —–PG

 

MILDRED BAILEY:

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Ocean Grove Fall Flea Market. Sept. 10, 2016. All photos by Paul Goldfinger. Blogfinger.net ©

Ocean Grove Fall Flea Market. Sept. 10, 2016. All photos by Paul Goldfinger. Blogfinger.net ©

 

By Paul Goldfinger,  Editor@Blogfinger.net

September 10. 2016.  Ocean Pathway, Ocean Grove, New Jersey.

The ad said “rain or shine,” but today at the OG Giant Fall Flea Market, there was a bit too much shine. It was hot—nearly 90 degrees, but nevertheless, a large crowd showed up, and there were sea breezes.

The Boardwalk Pavilion was crowded as a group had assembled to enjoy the simple pleasures of the shade along with cool air from the ocean.

I like the ambience of flea and farmers markets, while Eileen is more of a shopper. I, on the other hand, could visit every one of the 385 vendors here today and I would find absolutely nothing that I would want. But the photo ops—that’s another story.

If you are a photographer you can sympathize with me. At noon, with the light changing at every step and with my automatic meter being unreliable, I had to figure out exposures from moment to moment, and it was annoying to manually keep changing the settings.

Noon is the worst time of day to get good photos due to the harsh high-contrast light. I much prefer to shoot in the shade whenever possible. And then there are the flea market throngs, with a giant person stepping in the way just as a Jennifer Lawrence look-alike enters my field of vision.

Some people ask me why I photograph women.   The answer is quite obvious—what is more beautiful?  Even women enjoy looking at pictures of women, especially those unique types whose dress and manner are so graceful, interesting, and enticing.

And especially at the famous flea market on Ocean Pathway in the Grove, by-the-sea, where a photographer cannot deny girls in their summer clothes.

Flea Market  Gallery: First turn on the music.  Then  click on one then follow the large arrows.   To return to this page, click on the small X on the left.

WILLIE NELSON AND LEON RUSSELL  From the album One For the Road

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October 2015. Design by Eileen Goldfinger. Blogfinger.net photo. Ocean Grove. October 2015.  Design  by Eileen Goldfinger. Paul Goldfinger photo.  Fresh cranberries harvested  at Chatsworth, NJ.  Leaves from the Garden State Parkway.  Eileen’s homemade cranberry sauce is  in the center.  Click to enlarge.  © Blogfinger.net

 

Cranberry bog. nchip.uga.edu Harvest time.  Cranberry bog. nchip.uga.edu

 

 

By Eileen Goldfinger, food editor @Blogfinger and Paul Goldfinger, official taster and photographer  @Blogfinger.

In October we usually attend the Chatsworth Cranberry Festival. It’s fun. Read about it at http://www.cranfest.info.

It was cancelled for 2020.

The Festival  is a very crowded event in the Pine Barrens, about an hour from here.  The best bet is to go on Sunday morning early and park along the side of the road.  Mark your calendar for October 2021 and check the date on-line since that date has not yet been announced.

New Jersey is one of the most important cranberry growing regions in the world with over 3,500 acres devoted to the crop.  In the US, we are second in size to Wisconsin and Massachusetts.  Cranberries are grown in bogs where the soil and water requirements are quite complicated. The harvest is usually complete by the end of October.

In New Jersey, most of the growing occurs in Burlington County, around Chatsworth, where the annual Cranberry Festival is held.

 

Annual Cranberry Festival. Chatsworth, NJ. Oct. 19, 2013. Paul Goldfinger photo © Annual Cranberry Festival. Chatsworth, NJ. Oct. 19, 2013. Paul Goldfinger photo ©  Click left

We go to the Festival  to enjoy this unique cultural event—-Appalachia in Jersey.  Hear bluegrass music and  buy fresh picked cranberries.  Eileen purchases her usual 7 pound box. Vendors make all sorts of products from this versatile fruit.

In 2015 we were away for the Festival, so we drove to Tabernacle, NJ  ( BF search “Tabernacle”) down the road from Chatsworth, one week later,  and visited Russo’s Farm Market where Eileen purchased her supply of cranberries. That’s where we went recently (2020)

She makes fresh cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving and freezes the rest of the berries in small Ziploc portions to use throughout the year.  Fresh cranberries can be purchased at Wegmans and Delicious Orchards.  Or take a ride to Russo’s.  But remember the Pine Barrens scene in The Sopranos.

 

Fresh cranberries from New Jersey. Photo design by Eileen Goldfinger. Background is a 1950's dish cloth. PG photo © 2013  photo design by Eileen Goldfinger. Background is a 1950’s dish cloth. PG photo ©. Left click to enlarge.

Below is Eileen’s recipe for homemade cranberry sauce.   It’s a treat for your company on Thanksgiving, so don’t get bogged down with that gelatinous canned stuff.

 

 

EILEEN’S CRANBERRY SAUCE:

1 cup of water

1 cup sugar

2 cups fresh cranberries

1 orange, peeled and diced

1 tablespoon orange zest

1/8 cup Grand Marnier (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS:

Mix sugar and water in a medium sauce pan.

Bring to a boil and stir to dissolve sugar.

Add cranberries and bring to a boil; then reduce the heat and gently boil for ten minutes, stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat.

Cool to room temperature.

Add diced orange and zest and Grand Marnier.

Refrigerate.

Makes approx. 2 cups of cranberry sauce. In general, if used as a condiment, it will serve about 4 people.

 

MICHAEL GIACCHINO, COMPOSER OF THE MOVIE SCORE OF RATATOUILLE. From the soundtrack of the Disney/Pixar film.  The selection is “Le Festin” by Camille.

 

 

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Navesink River 2. Rumson, NJ Paul Goldfinger photo ©.

Navesink River 2. Rumson, NJ.    Paul Goldfinger photo ©.

 

SARAH McLACHLAN

 

Sarah McLachlan

Sarah McLachlan

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Witches assemble on Heck Avenue for Halloween. 10/31/15. © Paul Goldfinger photograph

Witches assemble on Heck Avenue for Halloween. Under the levity is what?  10/31/15. © Paul Goldfinger photograph.

 

YO YO MA: ” Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The eternal vow”   by Tan Dun

 

 

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Join me for tea? Paul Goldfinger Photo. 2014. ©

Join me for tea? Paul Goldfinger Photo. 2014. ©  Pine Barrens, NJ

DEANNA DURBIN

 

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Asbury Park. December 27, 2015. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Asbury Park. December 27, 2015. Carousel building.  Paul Goldfinger photo ©  Click to enlarge.Blogfinger.net

Mello-Kings:

 

 

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Brewer cemetery. Farmingdale, NJ. Paul Goldfinger photo © 2014. Brewer cemetery. Farmingdale, NJ. Paul Goldfinger photo © 2014.  Re-posted from 2015.

By Paul Goldfinger, Photography Editor @Blogfinger.net

Jean Bredin just sent us a piece about a cemetery in New York State.   So here is a local cemetery that interested me in 2014.

Photographers are sometimes drawn to cemeteries because they can be dramatic and lovely. But I rarely see a cemetery photo in an art gallery—I guess they don’t sell well. In my case, I almost never photograph in a cemetery because it’s depressing.

About the only time I get interested is if there is beauty and/or historical context, such as with this 18th century cemetery in Farmingdale. There is something mysterious and brooding about this place. I actually enjoyed walking around there trying to read the nearly obliterated inscriptions.

This Brewer Cemetery in Farmingdale, with its lonely setting, sitting forlornly by the side of a country road, seems wonderfully haunting.

I have visited cemeteries in Boston and New Brunswick which go back to the Revolutionary War, and they are absolutely fascinating if not beautiful.

Another gorgeous place is the Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah where Johnny Mercer resides. You can take a ghost tour in Savannah. I have photos. (Remember the book/movie Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil—-set in Savannah?)

And we have posted a piece about the Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond which goes back to the Civil War.

You know, the Albatross Hotel on Ocean Pathway in Ocean Grove served as a setting for the HBO series Boardwalk Empire.

This Farmingdale cemetery would be great for HBO’s True Blood.

You can almost see the vampires coming out of the ground during the night to fly into Ocean Grove and seek some juicy jugular veins.

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT   from his album Want One

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September 2014. Photo taken from Deal. By Paul Goldfinger ©. Click to enlarge

September 2014.  By Paul Goldfinger ©.  This photograph was shot from Deal, looking south past the Deal/Allenhurst border.  Click to enlarge.

 

PAPA BUE’S VIKING JAZZ BAND

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