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I wonder whether the Park service has plans to maintain these fences and other structures, or will allow them to slowly fall and decay with the passing of time.  Bodie State Historic Park calls the maintenance of partially decomposed structures “arrested decay.”  Eastern State Penitentiary calls it “preserved ruin.”  Without intervention, the man-made structures that elevate Mormon Row from […]

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At sunrise, the sun comes up behind you and hits the tops of the mountains before the angles allow it to shine on the Moulton Barn and the foreground.  Those are the best shots usually, with the golden light bathing the entire scene. But I also have a real fondness for shots like this where […]

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Another image taken with the Graflex Graphic 35 camera and Kodak T-Max 400 film. This memorial in Liberty State Park is said to direct your eye to where the Twin Towers formerly stood. I have to wonder, then, why we do not see Liberty Tower now instead.  It is partially blocked by the large panel on […]

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Here is a second image from the Graflex Graphic 35 camera I introduced here.  The wheel in the foreground is a remnant of a ferry landing that was part of a transport system for new immigrants to America. They would be processed at Ellis Island, then ferry to this location where a train terminal could begin […]

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Yesterday a new version of the Aurora HDR software was released. I had not tried the previous version, and do very little HDR these days. But a lot of pre-reviews indicated that this software works great as a single-image editing program, so I plunked down my dollars for the pre-release deal and waited for the […]

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