Saturday, November 16, 2013

Cadwalader Park

It was unseasonably warm in New Jersey today, so I took my camera to Cadwalader Park [1] in Trenton to see what I would see.

I started off with a nice black and white photo of a stand of trees, some with leaves still on their branches, others without, and the sun peeking through:

Nearby is the Ellarslie Mansion [2] and I got one nice photo from ground level. Check out the tree's reflection in the upper right hand window: 

Next, I headed over to the Civil War monument. The base lists a number of battles that men from New Jersey fought in while the statue atop the monument has a soldier in Union garb.

Then, I walked over to a statue of John Roebling [3], who is probably best known as the designer of the Brooklyn Bridge, but also lived in Trenton during his life and is credited with coining the motto "Trenton Makes, The World Takes." The first photo is framed beautifully by leaves behind the statue, while the second was taken with the "fish eye" effect I am so fond of.

After that, I headed down to a stream that runs through the park (I'm not sure if it is named or not) and got two nice photos of trees reflected in the water and one of a Belted Kingfisher (thank you, Twitter!) who was making a lot of noise for such a tiny bird.

On my way back to the car, I took one last photo of the Roebling statue, but this time, from behind. I think it gives the monument a much different feel.

Overall, I was very pleased with the effort. As always, if you want high resolution scans of any of the photos you see, email me at -



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