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Ocean Grove teammates at the Lifeguard Tournament at the OG Beach in 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo.  Boys in their summer clothes.  This 2014 post is among the most requested from the Blogfinger  archive.



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Lovely to look at, delightful to know, kinky perhaps.   Paul Goldfinger portrait. © 2014.





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Ocean Grove. 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo. © Blogfinger.net

Ocean Grove. 2014. Girls in their summer clothes.  Paul Goldfinger photo. © Blogfinger.net.  Click to enlarge. This former resident of Neptune Township came back for a nostalgic visit.


TONY BENNETT   (Nobody does this 1964 song like Tony Bennett.)


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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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Ocean Grove. Undated. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Ocean Grove. Undated. By Paul Goldfinger ©  


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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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Cleanup after Sandy. 2012. Paul Goldfinger portrait. © Blogfinger.net

Cleanup after Sandy. Ocean Grove middle beach.   2012. Paul Goldfinger portrait. © Blogfinger.net  Click to enlarge


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Paul Goldfinger @ Undated. Blogfinger .net





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Portrait of a boy. Blogfinger Photo. ©



EDWARD SANDERS AND HELENA BONHAM CARTER..    From the movie soundtrack of Sweeney Todd —the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, by Stephen Sondheim.  Highlights version.


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Barnegat, NJ. Paul Goldfinger ©. October 21, 2018.  Click to enlarge.




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