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Kathy and Mark of Ocean Grove at the North End. Paul Goldfinger photo

Kathy and Mark of Ocean Grove at the North End. Paul Goldfinger photo




“I’ve Got a Crush on You”   by George and Ira Gershwin  (1928)


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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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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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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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January. 2016. Jersey Shore town. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Looking towards Sunset Ave.—-one of the most beautiful places in A. Park.  Feb 1, 2016.  Paul Goldfinger photo ©



WE did a “name that town” contest in 2016. That explains the comments.


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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.



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Photo by Paul Goldfinger. Blogfinger.net. December, 2015. ©

Photo by Paul Goldfinger. Blogfinger.net. December, 2015. ©  Click for a larger shopping cart.  I love the design on this ShopRite, especially on a bright, sunny day with brilliant colors.  It seems very nostalgic and comfortable. Re-post.

The ShopRite of Belmar is located in zip code 07719, which is the same for Wall and Belmar.  It seems that the store is known by both town names. Even their customer service department is not sure which is the official town.

Therefore, as with King Solomon, I will split the baby and award a prize to either chosen town.   (We had a contest to name the town in 2015.)

JUNE CARTER CASH:  From the album Wildwood Flower.

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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.”



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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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