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Princeton University Art Museum. Paul Goldfinger photo.

Princeton University Art Museum. Paul Goldfinger photo. © Left click all our photos.

VANGELIS: From his album “Blade Runner” The piece is called “Mail From India.”

Directions: The Art Museum on the campus of Princeton University has free admission and it is a wonderful place to visit. It takes less than an hour to get there via Rt 33 and then some zigs and zags. (Take your GPS and put Nassau Street). When you get to Nassau St. (Rt 27) turn left and look for the parking signs. There is on-street metered parking (2 hours max.) and there are parking garages.

Princeton University Art Museum.  August, 2013.  Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Princeton University Art Museum. August, 2013. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

You just walk onto the campus and ask anyone where it is. Basically, after you walk through the iron gates, just bear left past Nassau Hall (the big building with two tigers guarding the entrance) and go straight a short distance.

Nassau Hall faces Nassau Street. August, 2013.   By Paul Goldfinger ©

Nassau Hall faces Nassau Street. August, 2013. By Paul Goldfinger ©

This exhibit runs until September 15.

This exhibit runs until September 15.

The current photography exhibit “Shared Vision” is excellent with a collection of vintage prints by a wide variety of artists. My favorite is Alfred Stieglitz. He actually is quoted with some advice for photographers as to when to pull the trigger, “Watch the passing figures and await the moment in which everything is in balance.” I would add that you have to pre-set your camera, get into “the zone,” and wait for your senses to judge “balance.” It happens too fast to think much about it.

And for Ken who has noted our interest in photographing beautiful women on the streets of NYC and elsewhere, there is an image there from Gary Winogrand’s 1975 portfolio called “Beautiful Women.” His style was street photography also. He said, “Whenever I’ve seen an attractive woman, I’ve done my best to photograph her. I don’t know if all the women in the photographs are beautiful, but I do know that the women are beautiful in the photographs.”

The image below is the one we saw in Princeton. Winogrand did not know his subjects. They are all candid street shots. A new copy of that 1975 book costs about $1,000.00 today.

Gary Winogrand.  Beautiful woman eating ice cream cone.

Gary Winogrand. Beautiful woman eating ice cream cone.

—Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger

JAMES CHIRILLO. “I Love You Samantha” (Album “Jazz4Lovers”)

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Carnival. By Paul Goldfinger. ©

Carnival. By Paul Goldfinger. ©  Left click for full view. Shot on Kodachrome.

NORAH JONES.  “Carnival Town”  from her album Feels Like Home

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Chester Township, NJ.  By Paul Goldfinger

Chester Township, NJ. By Paul Goldfinger.

By ROBERT FROST

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

“Snowstorm”   Soundtrack of  Snow Falling on Cedars.   By  James Newton Howard.

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By Charles Layton

Rain was sweeping across the Grand Canyon, but a huge slice of sunshine made the mesas glow. Mary was on the south rim, not far from Bright Angel Lodge. Taken with my iPhone camera.

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U.S. Virgin Islands: Saint Thomas.   Photo by Paul Goldfinger.

SOUNDTRACK:  Anita O’Day

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Tampa self portrait. Channelside. March, 2012. By Paul Goldfinger. Click left to enlarge.

 

SOUNDTRACK.   Connie Francis:  “Among my Souvenirs.”

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This image was obtained from inside the Bubble Room, a popular eatery on Captiva Island in Florida. From the land of hanging chads and early bird specials comes some sound advice.

—Paul Goldfinger

The Bubble Room. Captiva Island, Florida. By Paul Goldfinger.

SOUNDTRACK:  The Hit Co.

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Photo by Paul Goldfinger. Scotrun, Pennsylvania

SOUNDTRACK. Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong: “I’m Beginning to See the Light.”

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Gettysburg

The battle of Gettysburg was fought during the first three days of July in 1863. There were 51,000 casualties. Next year will be the 150th anniversary. It is a profoundly moving experience to visit there. You can imagine the battle raging, and the statues seem to be alive, especially if you go early in the morning.    — Paul Goldfinger

Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania. By Paul Goldfinger ©. Left click for full image.

SOUNDTRACK: From “Songs of the Civil War” with Jay Ungar and Molly Mason: “Ashokan Farewell.”

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The battle of Gettysburg was fought during the first three days of July in 1863. There were 51,000 casualties. Next year will be the 150th anniversary. It is a profoundly moving experience to visit there. You can imagine the battle raging, and the statues seem to be alive, especially if you go early in the morning. — Paul Goldfinger

Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania. By Paul Goldfinger ©. Left click for full image.

SOUNDTRACK: From “Songs of the Civil War” with Jay Ungar and Molly Mason: “Ashokan Farewell.”

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