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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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Seaside Heights boardwalk carousel. Paul Goldfinger photograph 2016. ©

 

APP May 26, 2020:

“June usually brings an influx of teenagers to Seaside; in previous years they’d come after high school proms. Chris Vaz  (Borough Administrator)  said the borough, which typically hires 50 to 60 Class I and Class II officers for the summer, needs extra officers to ensure that parties don’t get out of hand. Seaside has 39 motels and dozens of multi-family rental properties.

“Police and EMS are usually very busy at that time,” Vaz said. “Without us having sufficient police to be able to do the job that we normally have to do, there could be problems.”

 

BILLIE HOLIDAY.

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Asbury Park. 2012 ©. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Asbury Park. 2012 ©. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

REBECCA LUKER   from her album Greenwich Time.  “Summer With You.”

 

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Ocean Grove. October 3, 2014

Ocean Grove. October 3, 2014. By Paul Goldfinger ©  Click to enlarge.

Count Basie orchestra.   “Flight of the Foo Birds”  from Woody’s movie Scenes from a Mall

 

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Asbury Park Boardwalk. Sunday September 14, 2014. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Asbury Park boardwalk. Sunday, September 14, 2014. By Paul Goldfinger ©  Enlarge by clicking the image.

 

ETTA JONES.   From The Music Man by Meredith Wilson:

 

 

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Ocean Grove 2008. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Ocean Grove 2008. By Paul Goldfinger ©   Early cell phone photo. Re-post 2015.

CITY OF PRAGUE ORCHESTRA.  “Octapussy—All Time High”  From the James Bond Gold Collection

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Moe Demby, Blogfinger staff. Seaside Heights 2017. ©

 

 

NORAH JONES:  “Carnival Town.”

 

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Asbury Park, January 17, 2016. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

Trinity Church.  Asbury Park, January 17, 2016. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©  Click to further illuminate.

LOUDON WAINRIGHT III   (From HBO’s Boardwalk Empire)  “Carrickfergus”

 

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Faith Baptist Church. Paul Goldfinger photograph. © November 21, 2015.

Faith Baptist Church. Ocean Township.   Paul Goldfinger photograph. © November 21, 2015.

By Paul Goldfinger, MD, Editor @ Blogfinger.net.

Ansel Adams, Georgia O’Keeffe and many other painters and photographers loved to go to Taos, New Mexico for one particular subject: the Rancho de Taos Church.

Andrew Wyeth painted about 1,000 studies of the farmhouse at Kuerner’s, his neighbor’s property in Pennsylvania.  Here is a link  we posted about that subject  Wyeth at Kuerners.  The Wyeth article continues to interest strangers  since many still visit BF to look at that piece.

Harry Callahan was famous for his nude photographs, but he photographed only one woman—–his  model and muse: wife Eleanor.

My point is that artists tend to revisit sites and subjects that fascinate and inspire them.

One place that often gets my attention is the Faith Baptist Church on Wickapecko Drive in Ocean Township near the A. Park border.  I drive by it almost daily, but for one year I did not photograph it because a Mercedes parked along the side of the church spoiled the inspiration.  But now it is very beautiful in autumn.  There is something moving  about that church, and I find it as inspirational in its own way as Chartres or Notre Dame.

COLUMBIA RIVER GROUP:

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Sandy Hook, NJ. Eileen Goldfinger photograph. Blogfinger.net©

 

EMMY VERHEY.   Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.  Violin Concerto #4 in F. Largo.  “Winter.”

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