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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

9/11 Memorial Pool In The Morning Light ...


“No day shall erase you from the memory of time.”
                      ~Virgil
                  ~ 70 B.C. - 19 B.C.
People gather around the 9/11 Memorial Pool on a beautiful April morning in Lower Manhattan in New York City.

The Virgil quote has been fashioned out of salvaged remnants of damaged World Trade Center steel and is located in Memorial Hall inside the nearby National September 11 Memorial Museum, where it will stand in perpetuity at the site of the September 11, 2001 attacks as a promise that we will never forget those taken from us on that terrible day.

Monday, January 13, 2020

The Supper Train ...


“Trains, like time and tide, stop for no one.”
                          ~ Jules Verne
                               ~ 1828-1905
A mid-April sunset reflects in the windows of The Blue Comet train car at Clinton Station Diner, Clinton, New Jersey. The windows face Interstate 78.

I shot this image when stopping for supper at the diner on the way home to Pennsylvania after a wonderful spring day trip to New York City. The meal was delicious and served in the cool, unique and historic train car.

Seating at the diner, which opened in February 2004, is offered in the authentic 1927 Blue Comet Train Car. The Blue Comet was one of the most luxurious and legendary trains in New Jersey history. It crashed August 19, 1939 in the then village of Chatsworth in the middle of the Pine Barrens.

The Blue Comet, called “The Seashore’s Finest Train,” was a passenger train operated by Central Railroad of New Jersey from 1929-1941 between New York and Atlantic City.

For more information on The Blue Comet and its history, visit the diner’s website, https://www.clintonstationdiner.com/train-car. The site includes a video of the train car being delivered to the diner many years ago.

Clinton is a town in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, located on the South Branch of the Raritan River.

The town is perhaps best known for its two mills which sit on opposite banks of the South Branch Raritan River. The Red Mill, with its historic village, dates back to 1810 with the development of a mill for wool processing. Across the river sits the Stone Mill, home of the Hunterdon Art Museum for Contemporary Craft and Design, located in a former gristmill that had been reconstructed in 1836 and operated continuously until 1936. In 1952, a group of local residents conceived of a plan to convert the historic building into an art museum, which is still in operation today.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

A Pop Of Red ...


“If you are not filled with overflowing love, compassion and goodwill for all creatures living wild in nature, you will never know true happiness.”
                      ~ Paul Oxton
               ~ founder & director of
           Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation

My favorite white-tailed deer doe enjoys an apple on a beautiful late April evening in the park in this selective color shot.

I’ve been blessed to photograph this doe and her fawns since 2012, and it’s a true joy to me personally and as a photographer.