Posts

Walk Your Worries Away At Least For A Little While

The other day it snowed and after finishing up some things here in my office, I just had to get outside.

Have you ever had one of those days, weeks or months where you have been doing everything and nothing seems to be going your way?

Well, so far, 2018 has been just that. And yesterday I needed to take time off even for just a half hour to myself. It was so beautiful outside, the snow just clung to everything like lace. I’ve so fortunate to live in an area that has places to walk or have mini hikes and this one is literally across the street from me. If you’ve been following my blog for some time, you’d have noticed that I go here often. Sure, I could go in my car and hike someplace else. But I didn’t want to do this. I just wanted to grab my camera, put on my jacket, hat, gloves and boots and just go. Not worry about traffic or anything.

I just needed to get lost in my surroundings, to NOT THINK about my worries. I know that I can’t run away from anything, but I just needed this small break.

The pictures in themselves aren’t spectacular, and my camera was accidentally in jpeg, not in RAW, I found that out when I started to edit them in Capture One Pro. I had to reset the camera recently and in my mindset, I forgot to set the image capture to RAW. Thankfully the jpegs straight out of the camera were well exposed, however, I was sitting here all set to edit my RAW files and then I was like jpeg? Aww man! Eh, just add that to my list and move on.

Black's Creek,Bordentown,NJ,Winter,2018,ice,snow,winter lace,Deirdre Ryan Editorial and Commercial Photography,New Jersey,Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II,Olympus 14-150mm f4-5.6 II Weather Sealed (Micro Four Thirds),lens,
Black's Creek,Bordentown,NJ,Winter,2018,ice,snow,winter lace,Deirdre Ryan Editorial and Commercial Photography,New Jersey,Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II,Olympus 14-150mm f4-5.6 II Weather Sealed (Micro Four Thirds),lens,
Black's Creek,Bordentown,NJ,Winter,2018,ice,snow,winter lace,Deirdre Ryan Editorial and Commercial Photography,New Jersey,Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II,Olympus 14-150mm f4-5.6 II Weather Sealed (Micro Four Thirds),lens,
Black's Creek,Bordentown,NJ,Winter,2018,ice,snow,winter lace,Deirdre Ryan Editorial and Commercial Photography,New Jersey,Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II,Olympus 14-150mm f4-5.6 II Weather Sealed (Micro Four Thirds),lens,
Black's Creek,Bordentown,NJ,Winter,2018,ice,snow,winter lace,Deirdre Ryan Editorial and Commercial Photography,New Jersey,Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II,Olympus 14-150mm f4-5.6 II Weather Sealed (Micro Four Thirds),lens,
Black's Creek,Bordentown,NJ,Winter,2018,ice,snow,winter lace,Deirdre Ryan Editorial and Commercial Photography,New Jersey,Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II,Olympus 14-150mm f4-5.6 II Weather Sealed (Micro Four Thirds),lens,
Black's Creek,Bordentown,NJ,Winter,2018,ice,snow,winter lace,Deirdre Ryan Editorial and Commercial Photography,New Jersey,Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II,Olympus 14-150mm f4-5.6 II Weather Sealed (Micro Four Thirds),lens,
Black's Creek,Bordentown,NJ,Winter,2018,ice,snow,winter lace,Deirdre Ryan Editorial and Commercial Photography,New Jersey,Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II,Olympus 14-150mm f4-5.6 II Weather Sealed (Micro Four Thirds),lens,
Black's Creek,Bordentown,NJ,Winter,2018,ice,snow,winter lace,Deirdre Ryan Editorial and Commercial Photography,New Jersey,Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II,Olympus 14-150mm f4-5.6 II Weather Sealed (Micro Four Thirds),lens,
Black's Creek,Bordentown,NJ,Winter,2018,ice,snow,winter lace,Deirdre Ryan Editorial and Commercial Photography,New Jersey,Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II,Olympus 14-150mm f4-5.6 II Weather Sealed (Micro Four Thirds),lens,
Black's Creek,Bordentown,NJ,Winter,2018,ice,snow,winter lace,Deirdre Ryan Editorial and Commercial Photography,New Jersey,Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II,Olympus 14-150mm f4-5.6 II Weather Sealed (Micro Four Thirds),lens,
Black's Creek,Bordentown,NJ,Winter,2018,ice,snow,winter lace,Deirdre Ryan Editorial and Commercial Photography,New Jersey,Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II,Olympus 14-150mm f4-5.6 II Weather Sealed (Micro Four Thirds),lens,
Black's Creek,Bordentown,NJ,Winter,2018,ice,snow,winter lace,Deirdre Ryan Editorial and Commercial Photography,New Jersey,Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II,Olympus 14-150mm f4-5.6 II Weather Sealed (Micro Four Thirds),lens,
Black's Creek,Bordentown,NJ,Winter,2018,ice,snow,winter lace,Deirdre Ryan Editorial and Commercial Photography,New Jersey,Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II,Olympus 14-150mm f4-5.6 II Weather Sealed (Micro Four Thirds),lens,
Black's Creek,Bordentown,NJ,Winter,2018,ice,snow,winter lace,Deirdre Ryan Editorial and Commercial Photography,New Jersey,Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II,Olympus 14-150mm f4-5.6 II Weather Sealed (Micro Four Thirds),lens,
Black's Creek,Bordentown,NJ,Winter,2018,ice,snow,winter lace,Deirdre Ryan Editorial and Commercial Photography,New Jersey,Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II,Olympus 14-150mm f4-5.6 II Weather Sealed (Micro Four Thirds),lens,
Black's Creek,Bordentown,NJ,Winter,2018,ice,snow,winter lace,Deirdre Ryan Editorial and Commercial Photography,New Jersey,Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II,Olympus 14-150mm f4-5.6 II Weather Sealed (Micro Four Thirds),lens,
Black's Creek,Bordentown,NJ,Winter,2018,ice,snow,winter lace,Deirdre Ryan Editorial and Commercial Photography,New Jersey,Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II,Olympus 14-150mm f4-5.6 II Weather Sealed (Micro Four Thirds),lens,
Black's Creek,Bordentown,NJ,Winter,2018,ice,snow,winter lace,Deirdre Ryan Editorial and Commercial Photography,New Jersey,Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II,Olympus 14-150mm f4-5.6 II Weather Sealed (Micro Four Thirds),lens,
Black's Creek,Bordentown,NJ,Winter,2018,ice,snow,winter lace,Deirdre Ryan Editorial and Commercial Photography,New Jersey,Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II,Olympus 14-150mm f4-5.6 II Weather Sealed (Micro Four Thirds),lens,
Black's Creek,Bordentown,NJ,Winter,2018,ice,snow,winter lace,Deirdre Ryan Editorial and Commercial Photography,New Jersey,Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II,Olympus 14-150mm f4-5.6 II Weather Sealed (Micro Four Thirds),lens,
Black's Creek,Bordentown,NJ,Winter,2018,ice,snow,winter lace,Deirdre Ryan Editorial and Commercial Photography,New Jersey,Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II,Olympus 14-150mm f4-5.6 II Weather Sealed (Micro Four Thirds),lens,
Black's Creek,Bordentown,NJ,Winter,2018,ice,snow,winter lace,Deirdre Ryan Editorial and Commercial Photography,New Jersey,Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II,Olympus 14-150mm f4-5.6 II Weather Sealed (Micro Four Thirds),lens,
Black's Creek,Bordentown,NJ,Winter,2018,ice,snow,winter lace,Deirdre Ryan Editorial and Commercial Photography,New Jersey,Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II,Olympus 14-150mm f4-5.6 II Weather Sealed (Micro Four Thirds),lens,
Black's Creek,Bordentown,NJ,Winter,2018,ice,snow,winter lace,Deirdre Ryan Editorial and Commercial Photography,New Jersey,Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II,Olympus 14-150mm f4-5.6 II Weather Sealed (Micro Four Thirds),lens,

My list of worries just got bigger today, and I’m working on ways to shorten it, but I do try my best to get outside everyday and take my camera with me on some kind of a walk around the block. It doesn’t matter what kind of camera that you use, just be creative and don’t think.

What do you do to help clear your head? Please comment below, thanks.

Phase One Of Clara Barton Elementary School Playground Is Complete-NJ Documentary Photographer

I’ve been a part of this Playground Committee for a very long time. For four years that me, as a business, I took portraits of kids and parents at the Annual Halloween Spooktacular, and  donated all of the funds from those to this. Other parents and local businesses donated time and money too over the years. We’re all very happy for the children and generations to come.

And it’s not over yet. There are more Phases of this project to come that need to be planned and have money raised for to get started. Here are just some one of the events put together by CBS and our PTO to help raise money:

Get Out and Play

The Vision On FB

Here is what it looked like before and while we were planting trees:

A Playground In Need

Over this summer parents, children and other volunteers, planted along the edges of the playground with a variety of plants. I can’t tell you the names of them, but what I can tell you is that some of them prevent weeds from growing in. Perhaps my friends who were there can comment below on the exact names and who donated which kinds, etc. I just know that they look great and that they are green 😉

IMG_0833Phase One - Planting by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_0837Phase One - Planting by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_0881Phase One - Planting by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_0914Phase One - Planting by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_0920Phase One - Planting by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_0936Phase One - Planting by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_0947Phase One - Planting by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_0974Phase One - Planting by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_0996Phase One - Planting by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1002Phase One - Planting by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1005Phase One - Planting by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1021Phase One - Planting by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1039Phase One - Planting by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1055Phase One - Planting by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1059Phase One - Planting by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1067Phase One - Planting by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1076Phase One - Planting by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1090Phase One - Planting by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1121Phase One - Planting by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1135Phase One - Planting by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1143Phase One - Planting by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1147Phase One - Planting by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1149Phase One - Planting by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1154Phase One - Planting by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg

Then the playground equipment arrived and was assembled. I wasn’t able to get there in time for that. But my daughter and I did go to the playground before they put it up after we spent the day at the pool. I just had my cell phone on me.

                                                 

But the next time I went I had my better camera and took these:

IMG_1159Phase One - Laying Down The Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1156Phase One - Laying Down The Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1163Phase One - Laying Down The Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1164Phase One - Laying Down The Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1165Phase One - Laying Down The Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg

Then I got word that they were getting the surface laid in, so I headed over again. The guys were super cool and chill and didn’t mind me taking their photos.

The company that came in was The Playground Pros.

IMG_1185Phase One - Laying Down The Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1207Phase One - Laying Down The Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1204Phase One - Laying Down The Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1198Phase One - Laying Down The Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1238Phase One - Laying Down The Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1218Phase One - Laying Down The Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1241Phase One - Laying Down The Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1245Phase One - Laying Down The Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1265Phase One - Laying Down The Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1271Phase One - Laying Down The Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1278Phase One - Laying Down The Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1298Phase One - Laying Down The Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1299Phase One - Laying Down The Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1313Phase One - Laying Down The Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1324Phase One - Laying Down The Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1336Phase One - Laying Down The Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1366Phase One - Laying Down The Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1346Phase One - Laying Down The Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1374Phase One - Laying Down The Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1363Phase One - Laying Down The Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1370Phase One - Laying Down The Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1400Phase One - Laying Down The Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1428Phase One - Laying Down The Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1434Phase One - Laying Down The Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1464Phase One - Laying Down The Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1471Phase One - Laying Down The Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1479Phase One - Laying Down The Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1474Phase One - Laying Down The Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1490Phase One - Laying Down The Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1523Phase One - Laying Down The Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1500Phase One - Laying Down The Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1494Phase One - Laying Down The Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1525Phase One - Laying Down The Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg

That black surface was just the first layer, then they came back to add the final layer and what you see next is the top green. The day was overcast and I had my daughter with me. They let her play a little on the playground before they moved over to that section.

IMG_1676CBS Playground Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1677CBS Playground Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1686CBS Playground Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1708CBS Playground Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1736CBS Playground Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1750CBS Playground Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1754CBS Playground Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1759CBS Playground Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1762CBS Playground Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1771CBS Playground Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1784CBS Playground Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1803CBS Playground Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1806CBS Playground Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1835CBS Playground Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1873CBS Playground Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1885CBS Playground Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1891CBS Playground Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_1897CBS Playground Surface by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg

Then this past week was the Official Ribbon Cutting. It was great seeing friends and the kids there. The evening was just beautiful, as it’s been very hot and humid so far. They had free Rita’s water ice, school officials were there, and it was a great event. A lot of hard work was put into it, from years ago until the present, and more must still be done.

IMG_3568CBS Playground Ribbon Cutting Phase 1 by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_3570CBS Playground Ribbon Cutting Phase 1 by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_3578CBS Playground Ribbon Cutting Phase 1 by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_3579CBS Playground Ribbon Cutting Phase 1 by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_3572CBS Playground Ribbon Cutting Phase 1 by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_3577CBS Playground Ribbon Cutting Phase 1 by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_3586CBS Playground Ribbon Cutting Phase 1 by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_3576CBS Playground Ribbon Cutting Phase 1 by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_3596CBS Playground Ribbon Cutting Phase 1 by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_3592CBS Playground Ribbon Cutting Phase 1 by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_3590CBS Playground Ribbon Cutting Phase 1 by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_3599CBS Playground Ribbon Cutting Phase 1 by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_3600CBS Playground Ribbon Cutting Phase 1 by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpgIMG_3601CBS Playground Ribbon Cutting Phase 1 by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg

IMG_3602CBS Playground Ribbon Cutting Phase 1 by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_3610CBS Playground Ribbon Cutting Phase 1 by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_3614CBS Playground Ribbon Cutting Phase 1 by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_3612CBS Playground Ribbon Cutting Phase 1 by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_3617CBS Playground Ribbon Cutting Phase 1 by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_3619CBS Playground Ribbon Cutting Phase 1 by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_3627CBS Playground Ribbon Cutting Phase 1 by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_3623CBS Playground Ribbon Cutting Phase 1 by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_3630CBS Playground Ribbon Cutting Phase 1 by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg
IMG_3628CBS Playground Ribbon Cutting Phase 1 by DeirdreRyanPhotography.jpg

Thank you to everyone who helped to make this entire thing become a possibility! I can’t wait to continue to with the rest!

Our Community Stands Together With Immigrants and Against Fear-NJ Editorial Photographer

My friends Jen, Becky, and others put together a peaceful Candlelight Vigil Honoring Refugees and Immigrants. A little over 100 people showed up, that’s huge since this only went out via email, social media and perhaps a few phone calls.
I quote from the description of the event:

“For much of its history, Bordentown has been profoundly impacted by immigrants. From the earliest days of Quaker settlement to the Irish and Germans who sought refuge and employment on the D&R Canal, to the many African-Americans who organized Bordentown as an Underground Railroad stop on heir journey to freedom, to families of all European heritage to more recent refugees from the Balkan wars; we have been welcoming to all.

In remembrance of those who sought refuge and endured persecution to make this nation great, and to recognize that the concern of refugees is still what brings this great community together, we would like to invite one and all to a candlelight vigil.

We plan to quietly and peacefully walk along the sidewalks of Farnsworth Avenue beginning at 6. We will gather at the Veteran’s Memorial on Farnsworth and Railroad Avenues, across from Boyd’s Pharmacy. Bring a flashlight, or a candle and be present to show that our community stands for inclusiveness and diversity.”

Many of my friends were out tonight, my friend and fellow photographer, Phil McAuliffe, played the guitar and sang accompanied by a flutist. We all sang This Land is Your Land and We Shall Overcome.  People shared their stories and struggles, heartbreaking at times….

We are in times of uncertainty for our dear friends of different faiths and backgrounds. What the new White House Administration has done so far has been illegal and unconstitutional. We are better than what is happening and it is up to us to take a stand and make our voices heard and vote those people out. Enough is enough!

Being a person who is a photojournalist, I’m sometimes supposed to be neutral in my blog, however this is way out of control. My voice is my images, my audience is you. Hey, we’re all for having our great and vast nation safer! But they is not the way to do it, not even the governors of the states knew what was happening!

So these are just a few shots, that I took for my own, I’m not with a news outlet anymore. However, I need to be out there with my camera and let stories be told.

IMG_0417.jpg
IMG_0418.jpg
IMG_0421.jpg
IMG_0425.jpg IMG_0427.jpg

Rebecca  speaking…
IMG_0433-2.jpg
IMG_0435-2.jpg IMG_0440-2.jpg IMG_0443-2.jpg IMG_0456-2.jpg IMG_0457-2.jpg IMG_0466.jpgJen  speaking to the crowd gathered.
IMG_0476-2.jpg IMG_0482.jpg IMG_0484-2.jpg IMG_0488-2.jpg IMG_0490-2.jpg IMG_0492-2.jpg IMG_0494.jpg IMG_0502-2.jpg

Bassam Rifai, a Syrian American for speaking this evening on the impact the recent executive order is having on people all across our country and the world.

IMG_0507.jpgIMG_0517-2.jpg IMG_0518-2.jpg IMG_0528.jpg IMG_0531.jpg IMG_0532.jpg IMG_0533.jpg IMG_0535-2.jpgIMG_0543.jpg IMG_0547.jpg IMG_0560.jpg IMG_0562.jpg IMG_0566.jpg IMG_0579.jpg IMG_0580.jpg IMG_0583.jpg IMG_0586.jpg IMG_0590-2.jpg IMG_0615.jpg IMG_0617.jpg IMG_0619-2.jpg IMG_0620-2.jpgEveryone walked around the block, from Farnsworth Ave, to Walnut St., Prince St. up Railroad Ave., and back to the Veteran’s Memorial on Farnsworth Ave. where we began.  The Bordentown Police Department made sure we had a safe and peaceful vigil, thank you so much!IMG_0625.jpg IMG_0627.jpg IMG_0629.jpg IMG_0631-2.jpg IMG_0632.jpg IMG_0635-2.jpg IMG_0641.jpg IMG_0643.jpg IMG_0644.jpg IMG_0646.jpgIMG_0648.jpgThe children got up to start singing.
IMG_0654-2.jpg IMG_0657.jpg IMG_0658.jpg

CALL TO ACTION – If you are in Congressional District 3 which includes Bordentown call Congressman Tom MacArthur and tell him how you feel about this issue. Demand that he get back to you about his position on this issue and make sure he knows you will be paying attention. His DC phone number is 202-225-4765 and his Marlton office is 856-267-5187.

Your Senators are Cory Booker and Bob Menendez.

Bob Menendez’s DC number is 202-224-4744 and local office is 973-645-3030

Cory Booker’s DC number is 202-224-3224 and local office is 856-338-8922

Put these numbers in your phone. Use them frequently. And join us when we visit their offices.

Not sure who your representatives are? Click here http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
IMG_0660.jpg IMG_0663.jpg

Linda Holt, author of the book, The Black Spaniard.

Thank you to all who allowed me to photograph this beautiful event in my hometown, especially with so many of my friends and our children.  This is America, we all stand together to fight for what is right. Our town is used to being a part of history, looks like it’s time to get back in the game!

Hey everyone, I need to put this on my blog posts. I’ve been burned horribly, but understand it’s a legal thing I have to do to protect myself. Thanks for your support, here it is: All photographs appearing on this site are the property of Deirdre Ryan Photography. They are protected by U.S. Copyright Laws, and are not to be downloaded or reproduced in any way without the written permission of Deirdre Ryan Photography. Copyright ©2017 Deirdre Ryan All Rights Reserved.

Putting A Lot Of Love In Our Hearts

On Sunday, January 15th, 2017,  The Dorothea Dix Unitarian Universalist Community raised the rainbow flag..again. Why, you may be asking, is this so significant? Because a few weeks back, someone had stolen the one that was waving underneath the American flag that stands outside their building right here in on Park St. in Bordentown, NJ. By doing so, that person or individuals, committed an act of hate. This is something that is not new to the LGBTQ community, but I am proud to say that many of my friends here in Bordentown took a stand, donated money to purchase another rainbow flag, and because of this, we showed whoever did this that we do not hate, but love each other.

Welcoming remarks were said by, Warren Spengler, President. AFter Mr. Spengler spoke, everyone was encouraged to sing “Put A Little Love in Your Heart” sung by the Tunuunitarians. Speakers were Rabbi Julie Pfau, Rev. Gene Quavel, DDUUC Spirit Circle, Rev. William Stell, and Rev. Flo Gelo. Nami Lane sang”Imagine” by John Lennon.

It was a packed house with standing room only, filled with prayers, good will and children were part of the  blessing of the new rainbow flag.  As we all went outside to witness the flag being raised up, everyone was ask to touch the flag for kindness and good spirit. Bordentown,Dorthea Dix Unitarian Church,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Rainbow Flag Raising,community,families,friends,loved ones,musicians,neighbors, Bordentown,Dorthea Dix Unitarian Church,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Rainbow Flag Raising,community,families,friends,loved ones,musicians,neighbors, Bordentown,Dorthea Dix Unitarian Church,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Rainbow Flag Raising,community,families,friends,loved ones,musicians,neighbors, Bordentown,Dorthea Dix Unitarian Church,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Rainbow Flag Raising,community,families,friends,loved ones,musicians,neighbors, Bordentown,Dorthea Dix Unitarian Church,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Rainbow Flag Raising,community,families,friends,loved ones,musicians,neighbors, Bordentown,Dorthea Dix Unitarian Church,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Rainbow Flag Raising,community,families,friends,loved ones,musicians,neighbors, Bordentown,Dorthea Dix Unitarian Church,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Rainbow Flag Raising,community,families,friends,loved ones,musicians,neighbors, Bordentown,Dorthea Dix Unitarian Church,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Rainbow Flag Raising,community,families,friends,loved ones,musicians,neighbors, Bordentown,Dorthea Dix Unitarian Church,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Rainbow Flag Raising,community,families,friends,loved ones,musicians,neighbors, Bordentown,Dorthea Dix Unitarian Church,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Rainbow Flag Raising,community,families,friends,loved ones,musicians,neighbors, Bordentown,Dorthea Dix Unitarian Church,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Rainbow Flag Raising,community,families,friends,loved ones,musicians,neighbors, Bordentown,Dorthea Dix Unitarian Church,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Rainbow Flag Raising,community,families,friends,loved ones,musicians,neighbors, Bordentown,Dorthea Dix Unitarian Church,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Rainbow Flag Raising,community,families,friends,loved ones,musicians,neighbors, Bordentown,Dorthea Dix Unitarian Church,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Rainbow Flag Raising,community,families,friends,loved ones,musicians,neighbors, Bordentown,Dorthea Dix Unitarian Church,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Rainbow Flag Raising,community,families,friends,loved ones,musicians,neighbors,Bordentown,Dorthea Dix Unitarian Church,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Rainbow Flag Raising,community,families,friends,loved ones,musicians,neighbors, Bordentown,Dorthea Dix Unitarian Church,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Rainbow Flag Raising,community,families,friends,loved ones,musicians,neighbors, Bordentown,Dorthea Dix Unitarian Church,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Rainbow Flag Raising,community,families,friends,loved ones,musicians,neighbors, Bordentown,Dorthea Dix Unitarian Church,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Rainbow Flag Raising,community,families,friends,loved ones,musicians,neighbors, Bordentown,Dorthea Dix Unitarian Church,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Rainbow Flag Raising,community,families,friends,loved ones,musicians,neighbors, Bordentown,Dorthea Dix Unitarian Church,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Rainbow Flag Raising,community,families,friends,loved ones,musicians,neighbors, Bordentown,Dorthea Dix Unitarian Church,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Rainbow Flag Raising,community,families,friends,loved ones,musicians,neighbors, Bordentown,Dorthea Dix Unitarian Church,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Rainbow Flag Raising,community,families,friends,loved ones,musicians,neighbors, Bordentown,Dorthea Dix Unitarian Church,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Rainbow Flag Raising,community,families,friends,loved ones,musicians,neighbors,Blessing of the flag….
Bordentown,Dorthea Dix Unitarian Church,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Rainbow Flag Raising,community,families,friends,loved ones,musicians,neighbors, Bordentown,Dorthea Dix Unitarian Church,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Rainbow Flag Raising,community,families,friends,loved ones,musicians,neighbors, Bordentown,Dorthea Dix Unitarian Church,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Rainbow Flag Raising,community,families,friends,loved ones,musicians,neighbors, Bordentown,Dorthea Dix Unitarian Church,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Rainbow Flag Raising,community,families,friends,loved ones,musicians,neighbors, Bordentown,Dorthea Dix Unitarian Church,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Rainbow Flag Raising,community,families,friends,loved ones,musicians,neighbors, Bordentown,Dorthea Dix Unitarian Church,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Rainbow Flag Raising,community,families,friends,loved ones,musicians,neighbors, Bordentown,Dorthea Dix Unitarian Church,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Rainbow Flag Raising,community,families,friends,loved ones,musicians,neighbors, Bordentown,Dorthea Dix Unitarian Church,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Rainbow Flag Raising,community,families,friends,loved ones,musicians,neighbors, Bordentown,Dorthea Dix Unitarian Church,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Rainbow Flag Raising,community,families,friends,loved ones,musicians,neighbors, Bordentown,Dorthea Dix Unitarian Church,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Rainbow Flag Raising,community,families,friends,loved ones,musicians,neighbors, Bordentown,Dorthea Dix Unitarian Church,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Rainbow Flag Raising,community,families,friends,loved ones,musicians,neighbors, Bordentown,Dorthea Dix Unitarian Church,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Rainbow Flag Raising,community,families,friends,loved ones,musicians,neighbors,

Below is a quick shot of my friends with Rabbi Julie Pfau.Bordentown,Dorthea Dix Unitarian Church,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Rainbow Flag Raising,community,families,friends,loved ones,musicians,neighbors,

It was such a beautiful day, the sun was out, the weather was perfect. We went back inside for refreshments and to catch up with everyone. Thank you to all who came to make this such a special event!

All photographs appearing on this site/post are the property of Deirdre Ryan Photography. They are protected by U.S. Copyright Laws, and are not to be downloaded or reproduced in any way without the written permission of Deirdre Ryan Photography. Copyright ©Deirdre Ryan All Rights Reserved.

Homes Decorated For Christmas in Historical Town

Back in December 2014, I was hired to photograph a private holiday party in my town. Before the guests arrived, I photographed the gorgeous decorations both inside and outside the residence. This was a lovely event that included a horse drawn carriage for the guests to ride around town for a bit. It was great to have been asked to be there.

All images are copyright Deirdre Ryan Photography. They are protected by U.S. Copyright Laws, and are not to be downloaded or reproduced in any way without the written permission of Deirdre Ryan Photography.

Christmas Party, Bordentown City,Deirdre Ryan Photography,New Jersey, Christmas Party, Bordentown City,Deirdre Ryan Photography,New Jersey Christmas Party, Bordentown City,Deirdre Ryan Photography,New Jersey Christmas Party, Bordentown City,Deirdre Ryan Photography,New Jersey Christmas Party, Bordentown City,Deirdre Ryan Photography,New Jersey Christmas Party, Bordentown City,Deirdre Ryan Photography,New Jersey Christmas Party, Bordentown City,Deirdre Ryan Photography,New Jersey Christmas Party, Bordentown City,Deirdre Ryan Photography,New Jersey Christmas Party, Bordentown City,Deirdre Ryan Photography,New Jersey Christmas Party, Bordentown City,Deirdre Ryan Photography,New Jersey

Then in December 2015, I went on the Annual House Tour, hosted by the Bordentown Historical Society. I remember going on this tour when I was a little girl many times with my mother and I loved seeing the historical homes all decked out for the holidays, smelling wonderful of cookies and scented candles. But the best part was listening to the owners tell the history of each home to the guests.

This year, sadly there were not enough homes for the House Tour and it was cancelled, so here are the ones that I photographed from last year. I photographed these for my own and to give to the owners. We’re all hoping that more people sign up for this lovely annual tour next Christmas.

2015,Bordentown,Christmas Decorations,Christmas House Tour,Christmas Trees,Historical Society,NJ,Old Houses,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,personal, 2015,Bordentown,Christmas Decorations,Christmas House Tour,Christmas Trees,Historical Society,NJ,Old Houses,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,personal, 2015,Bordentown,Christmas Decorations,Christmas House Tour,Christmas Trees,Historical Society,NJ,Old Houses,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,personal, 2015,Bordentown,Christmas Decorations,Christmas House Tour,Christmas Trees,Historical Society,NJ,Old Houses,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,personal, 2015,Bordentown,Christmas Decorations,Christmas House Tour,Christmas Trees,Historical Society,NJ,Old Houses,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,personal, 2015,Bordentown,Christmas Decorations,Christmas House Tour,Christmas Trees,Historical Society,NJ,Old Houses,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,personal, 2015,Bordentown,Christmas Decorations,Christmas House Tour,Christmas Trees,Historical Society,NJ,Old Houses,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,personal, 2015,Bordentown,Christmas Decorations,Christmas House Tour,Christmas Trees,Historical Society,NJ,Old Houses,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,personal, 2015,Bordentown,Christmas Decorations,Christmas House Tour,Christmas Trees,Historical Society,NJ,Old Houses,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,personal, 2015,Bordentown,Christmas Decorations,Christmas House Tour,Christmas Trees,Historical Society,NJ,Old Houses,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,personal,2015,Bordentown,Christmas Decorations,Christmas House Tour,Christmas Trees,Historical Society,NJ,Old Houses,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,personal,2015,Bordentown,Christmas Decorations,Christmas House Tour,Christmas Trees,Historical Society,NJ,Old Houses,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,personal,2015,Bordentown,Christmas Decorations,Christmas House Tour,Christmas Trees,Historical Society,NJ,Old Houses,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,personal,2015,Bordentown,Christmas Decorations,Christmas House Tour,Christmas Trees,Historical Society,NJ,Old Houses,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,personal,
For the home party images, I used my Canon Mark 5D III and the Canon EF 16-35mm f2.8L lens with a tripod, for the slow shutter speeds, and bracketing of f-stops, that were required for the low light in the home without the use of a flash. For the other homes, I used my Canon 6D and the same lens, and a monopod. However the monopod has three hidden feet that you can use to stabilize it for longer exposures and again, bracketing of the f-stops. What that means is that I created each image as slightly different in exposure so that I could combine them later or see which one frame would suit my purpose. I’ve also done another type of bracketing with each frame being a different ISO, or what some will remember it being called, film speed.

This method goes back to film days, back then you couldn’t see how your exposures would turn out. So you often would do this technique in architecture and landscape photography. And now with digital, you can combine the exposes together to help with especially tricky lighting. It requires a light touch still. You see it’s one thing to understand how to take photos such as these, but once I get them to the computer, I then use my further expertise in the processing to achieve the look that I wanted.
You can also do a method called focus bracketing where you can focus in on different areas of a subject, and then combine the frames in post as a composite. I’ve seen this done in macro and in certain types of portrait photography.

I have to say, I am not a architecture photographer, so doing this type of genre once in awhile for me, is fun and a challenge. To do things right even further, I would’ve liked to have a special tilt-shift lens that would enable me to get the wide shots without the distortions as much. But those are really expensive, even to rent. There is something about the super-wide lens that gives a great dynamic to some of the shots that you won’t get with any other lens that I like very much. We shall see what happens in the future!

Thank you all for letting me in your homes, it was a privilege.

All images are copyright Deirdre Ryan Photography. They are protected by U.S. Copyright Laws, and are not to be downloaded or reproduced in any way without the written permission of Deirdre Ryan Photography.

Kayaking the Crosswicks Creek For The First Time

This summer I’ve been spending a lot of time with my family. One of the outings we’ve always wanted to do together was to learn how to kayak. But before going out, buying one and the other stuff you need, we thought it would be a good idea to first take a lesson. Also in our area, the you need to have a very good understanding of the tides. We live on the Delaware River and it’s a tidal river that goes out to the Atlantic ocean.

So I contacted Mr. Mitchell, he’s one of the second grade teachers here at Clara Barton Elementary School in Bordentown, NJ and he has his own business, Greenwave Paddling. He is a professional kayaker who gives lessons and tours along the creeks in our areas.

I originally wanted to bring my Canon Mark 5DIII with the 24-70 f2.8L lens and the 70-200 f2.8L non-IS lens. But I thought that perhaps just for starters, since I was learning and it was our first time, I brought my Canon S100 point and shoot and of course my iPhoneSE.

We first met him at the Bordentown Beach so that he could properly  fit us with life vests, instruct us on paddling techniques,safety, show us all about the kayaks that we were using, getting into them, making sure that when were seated the kayaks that we were in them properly, and that then we were off!

Having lived along the shores of the Delaware River, Blacks Creek and Crosswicks Creek all of my life. I have never been out on the water of either of them. Not that I never wanted to, no… the opportunity just never came up. So for me I was in heaven and loved it!

I sat in the front with Mr. Mitchell behind me, we both were paddling, while my husband and our daughter were in the other. Once we got past the light rail road bridge, this is what I saw, the beginning of Crosswicks Creek. It was a gorgeous day and just perfect for what we were doing. We brought along water, snacks, and we did stop to rest a few times. Mr. Mitchell talked to us about the history of the creek, our town and the Revolutionary War, nature, what to look for and we just enjoyed the day, because as you can see by the images…it was beautiful. KayakingGreenwavePaddlingDeirdre Ryan Photography3KayakingGreenwavePaddlingDeirdre Ryan Photography11KayakingGreenwavePaddlingDeirdre Ryan Photography9KayakingGreenwavePaddlingDeirdre Ryan Photography35

We got to a certain point, switched front rowers, and headed back as the sun was starting to set.

KayakingGreenwavePaddlingDeirdre Ryan Photography43KayakingGreenwavePaddlingDeirdre Ryan Photography39KayakingGreenwavePaddlingDeirdre Ryan Photography49KayakingGreenwavePaddlingDeirdre Ryan Photography51KayakingGreenwavePaddlingDeirdre Ryan Photography54

We spotted saw this Blue Heron,  I was kind of far away, so this is cropped from a zoomed in image. Of course I was thinking that I should’ve brought the other camera and longer lens…KayakingGreenwavePaddlingDeirdre Ryan Photography56

The Riverline crossing the bridge with Mr. Mitchell and our daughter in the foreground.

KayakingGreenwavePaddlingDeirdre Ryan Photography57

This was an amazing adventure, we never once felt unsafe or insecure. It was relaxing, we were able to truly enjoy our surroundings. Our daughter paddled and did her share very well. This is something as a family we truly recommend and we will be doing this again with Greenwave Paddling. Go to the site and check it out. Thank you Mr. Mitchell for a great time, see you soon!

Christie Works The Fairness Formula Around Protestors in Town Hall Meeting

First off, I am no longer with a news outlet, so when I was called to attend this town hall meeting, I originally thought it was to cover this for a media outlet.  😉

Hope Hose Humane Fire Company is literally down the street from me, so I got my cameras, and photographed the protesters on Burlington and Willow St. And then I went inside, thinking that I would have to go and sit down, but I was pleasantly surprised to be allowed to photograph with the press and media. I did explain who I was and who I used to be with(The Packet Publication and that I am now a freelance commercial photographer), I gave my business card to the gentlemen and then settled down in a spot. I am really thankful and grateful to have been allowed to do this today.

I saw a lot of people that I knew, including Mayor of Bordentown City, Joe Malone, Ziggy Targonski, Mayor of Bordentown Township, Jill Popko, and many others in the community.

New Jersey State Governor, Chris Christie stopped by Bordentown, NJ to explain his Fairness Formula to NJEA teachers, staff, residents of Bordentown, and those from other towns. He’s calling for a fixed $6,599 in state aid per student. Supposedly this would greatly reduce property taxes in our town, which are enormous, and in other towns. Bordentown Regional School District spends about $19,851 per student and we have a graduation rate of 88.5 percent, while Asbury Park spends about $33,609 per student and their graduation rate isn’t as high, just 66 percent.

I quote David Levinsky, staff writer for the Burlington County Times:
“He said the state’s 31 poorest districts haven’t made substantial improvements in three decades, despite receiving millions in additional aid.”If money were the solution alone to this problem, those 31 districts would be the crown jewel of public education in America,” he said. “I’m tired of hearing the fiction that money will solve the problem.

“Christie was challenged during the town hall-style event on West Burlington Street by several audience members, among them Sue Altman, of Camden, who got into a lively back-and-forth debate with the governor after asking how the city’s school district would be able to provide a suitable education to students once millions of aid are phased out. “You can’t get blood from a stone. There’s no money in Camden. Where are you going to get it from?” Altman asked.

Christie pointed to the success of charter schools in Camden, saying they have had tremendous success with much less state funding. When Altman began to interrupt, Christie tossed his microphone to her. “I would love for the miracle of charter schools to come in and swoop in and save the day. I’d love it, and I’d be the first person to send my child there. But they do not serve the same demographic of children as the regular public schools. They don’t spend the same amount of money,” Altman said, pointing to the private dollars raised by some charter schools in Camden. ”We’re not talking apples to apples here,” she said, before throwing the microphone back to the governor.

Christie responded that charter schools have used different rules, approaches and methods of teaching to achieve better results, but that traditional public schools have refused to adopt similar changes, such as a longer school day or school year because of their teachers unions and collective bargaining agreements.

“There’s lots of bargains that could be made if compromise was available. But longer school days and longer school years have consistently been off the table. Because when the Legislature has proposed these types of things, we have seen the crowd come to Trenton to lobby against it,” he said.”

There were a lot of protesters from the NJEA(New Jersey Educational Association) which is the statewide union for teachers. They claim that this Fairness Formula is not fair and that it creates a disservice to the urban school districts while the suburban districts maintains funding for charter schools at the expense of the many traditional public schools in our great state.

ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography2 ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography1 ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography3 ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography4 ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography5 ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography6 ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography8 ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography9 ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography10 ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography11 ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography12 ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography13 ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography14 ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography15 ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography19 ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography22 ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography23 ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography24 ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography27 ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography28

Bordentown Township’s Mayor Jill Popko.
ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography29

First Mayor Joe Malone of Bordentown City came out to introduce the Governor, and then Governor Chris Christie came in and went right into his speech.
ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography35.jpg ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography38.jpg ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography44.jpg ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography47.jpg ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography48.jpg ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography51.jpg ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography54.jpg ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography55.jpg ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography57.jpg ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography58.jpg ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography59.jpg ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography60.jpg ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography65.jpg ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography64.jpg ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography63.jpg ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography61.jpg ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography68.jpg ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography70.jpg ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography71.jpg ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography77.jpg ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography79.jpg ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography81.jpg

This gentleman was from Mount Laurel. NJ and was talking about housing. Not necessarily a question, but Christie seemed to think he was running for something…ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography82.jpg ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography88.jpgChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography84.jpgChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography85.jpgChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography86.jpg ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography89.jpg ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography91.jpg ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography98.jpg

This woman had a question regarding retirement and teachers being laid off , I believe, and her mother who was a teacher and had to take a job and continue working even though she was in her 70’s. ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography97.jpgChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography95.jpgChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography92.jpg ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre-Ryan-Photography99.jpg ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography101.jpgChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography107.jpgChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography106.jpgChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography105.jpgChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography109.jpg

This is Sue Altman of Camden, NJ.ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography134.jpgChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography130.jpgChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography121-1.jpgChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography116-1.jpgChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography112-1.jpgChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography133.jpgChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography122.jpgChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography135.jpgChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography128.jpgChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography104.jpg ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography103.jpgChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre-Ryan-Photography174.jpg ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre Ryan Photography157

Asking about NJ’s gas tax and having a laugh about not having to pump gas in our state and that a poll said that 70% of women didn’t want to pump gas. Having lived in other states when the weather was really hot, freezing or with torrential downpours,, yeah..I don’t want to pump gas in extreme weather. BUT I don’t like waiting around either and actually like having control over how I put fuel into my car. ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre-Ryan-Photography184.jpgChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre-Ryan-Photography143.jpg

Talking to woman about incriminating people with drug addiction…ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre-Ryan-Photography144.jpgChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre-Ryan-Photography150.jpgChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre-Ryan-Photography138.jpgChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre-Ryan-Photography152.jpgChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre-Ryan-Photography154.jpgChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre-Ryan-Photography160.jpgChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre-Ryan-Photography171.jpgChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre-Ryan-Photography181.jpgChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre-Ryan-Photography182.jpgChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre-Ryan-Photography180.jpgChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre-Ryan-Photography178.jpgChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre-Ryan-Photography177.jpgChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre-Ryan-Photography167.jpgChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre-Ryan-Photography146.jpg ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre-Ryan-Photography147.jpg ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre-Ryan-Photography153.jpg ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre-Ryan-Photography162.jpg ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre-Ryan-Photography166.jpg

Many hands were raised with questions to be answered, but there was limited time. ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre-Ryan-Photography168.jpg ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre-Ryan-Photography185.jpg ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre-Ryan-Photography187.jpg

Here are two people getting their picture taken with the Governor. Some were happy with what he had to say about the Fairness Formula. Although it was hard to gauge with quite a few. ChrisChristieFairnessFormulaBordentownNJHopeHoseHumaneCo1Deirdre-Ryan-Photography188.jpg

And some didn’t get the answers they were looking for.

Emotions were high for this town hall meeting, as I’m sure they are for his other ones. There is a LOT at stake for this one.

Bordentown’s Annual Classic Car Show

We have a terrific car show that happens once a year, the Street of Dreams. This is a classic car show where the youngest car must be at least from 1991, the year I graduated from Notre Dame HS! LOL
I love volunteering at the registration tent, because this means I get to see the cars and some trucks coming in before the show officially opens. I love cars and having this happening right up the street from me is a lot of fun.
If you are a lover of cars and trucks, take a look. The money raised goes mainly towards the The Foundation For Bordentown Traditions traditional Independence Day Celebration, and the group brings about wonderful community events.
All images and content are copyright Deirdre Ryan Photography, it is illegal to copy or screenshot any of the images on this website, thank you.

Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime,Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime,

This beautiful Ford Cobra was built in South Africa, I just love the paint and interior on her!

Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime,This is the Hawkman and he came last year, love the colour!
Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime,

Truly one of my favorites, a 1964 Chrysler New Yorker Falcon 412, you do not see that many around these days. And this was in great condition for a car that was something that was used everyday. The owner let me sit inside and open the throttle as much as I wanted and encouraged me to go even further. It was a lot of fun!
Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime,I loved the finishing touches on the lime green Volkswagen bus with the matching moped!
Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime,Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime,Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime, Bordentown,Bordentown Foundation for Traditions,NJ,Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,Street of Dreams Car Show,classic cars,outdoor,summertime,

So many great vehicles, so little time! I met a lot of great people and women who love cars and fix up their babies and enjoy working on them. If you are one of these women, please contact me.

Let's Connect!

  • Please add as much detail as possible, thank you. If you still need to call me, my phone number is 609-424-6030. Thanks and have a wonderful day!
    I love to blog and share behind the scenes from photoshoots. Nothing gets shared with third parties, Girls Scout Promise!
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Fine Art Friday-Railroad

I decided to post something I did a few years ago with one of my Holga cameras. This a plastic medium format toy camera that has the most basic of settings with a plastic lens and is most noted for it’s light leaks and if you’re not careful with forwarding the film, the frames will at times merge into each other. And as you can see, this is what happened here. I have 2-3 of these cameras and I got them for $12 each when I was in Black and White Photography 101 back in art college.

Many of of us in art college taking a course like this, this would’ve been your introduction to medium format film. Then, depending on what you wanted to do, you moved up to the Seagull twin lens, many schools had these for their students to use. Or in my case, I purchased a used Yashicamat Twin Lens that I used for many years in conjunction with my Holgas. I still have that camera, but the shutter stopped working properly and the part I was told wasn’t easy to find, so that camera sits in a display with other small film cameras as a reminder to get another or finally get the Mamiya C330 Pro Twin Lens, because those are just gorgeous and most still work and you can change the lenses on those.

Now for this particular negative, as you can see, I didn’t forward the film properly, somehow I misjudged the numbers on the roll through the little window. Not sure how that happened. But anything was possible with these things if you weren’t paying attention. So scanning it, I had to use the 120 holder and do it in parts, and then stitched it back together carefully in Photoshop.

In another lifetime, I used to work for a place that scanned using very large drum scanners. I didn’t operate them, but I know how to scan negs and other flat art. So, I have an older Epson flatbed scanner that has a film attachments to scan 35mm negatives, 35mm mounted slides, 120 film up to 4×5. The beauty of it this is that the attachment enables you to scan the negatives in the middle of the scanner. That is the “sweet spot” of a flatbed scanner, the point of highest intensity for it. Right now, I can’t use it because it’s so old, Mac’s OS won’t support it(I think Silverfast scanning software will let me use it again) and it’s a SCSII. I never used it for 35mm negs or slides, I have a dedicated negative scanner for that.

The image is in black and white, I used Ilford HP5 film. But I wanted to make it look older because of the age of the railroad bridge and history of it here in Bordentown, NJ. It reminded me of how older photos look like now, and the stones on that bridge are a brown color, they might be brownstone, but don’t quote me on that. I added the sloppy edges because if I had printed this in a traditional darkroom, this is how I would’ve left them.

Camden & Amboy railroad bridge in Bordentown, by Deirdre Ryan Photography.

Bordentown is rich in transportation history and the John Bull is a part of this, being one the first locomotives in our nation. Our railroad was one of the stops that the John Bull made. While researching for my blog post here, I found the name of the first engineer of the John Bull, was Tatem Parsons,  and he died at the age of 90 in Camden, NJ. Those of us who have lived in town all or most of our live, know this bit of history; the last engineer of the John Bull, Benjamin F. Jobes, lived just down the street from me. I found an article about our former neighbor, Mr. Sholl, whom I remember, had a huge collection of model trains in his basement. Mr. Sholl lived in that engineer’s home and it’s current owner has the house up for sale now. Click on the links that I provided, there’s a lot of great information!

Thanks for stopping by and please let me know what you think in the comments below.

Annual St. Patty’s 5K Run for Our Local Schools

I was asked to photograph the Annual Bordentown St. Patty’s 5K Race and Family Fun 2 Mile Walk in March in Bordentown City, NJ. This is a fundraiser for the Bordentown Regional School District’s Board of Education, one that I’ve covered for before when working for The Register News under The Packet Publication. Our superintendent of the school district spoke, we had a gorilla mascot, Miss Bordentown ran, and volunteers to organize, set up and help run the event. It was great to see friends of mine with their kids in the race, we are a small community and there were other people from place in the surrounding areas. As our daughter is in the school here, this benefits her.

The race started in front of The Bordentown Home for Funerals and the Finish Line was in front of the Clara Barton Elementary and Macfarland Intermediate Schools(both schools are across the street from each other). After the race, the Family Fun Walk started as well as the awards ceremony in the Clara Barton’s All Purpose Room.

Since I live in the city, I walked over to where everything was. Packing light, I carried only my Canon 5D Mark III with the EF 70-200mm f2.8 L non IS lens and the Canon 6D with the EF 16-35mm f2.8 L lens packed into the Think Tank Retrospective bag(stashed this as well as my heavier jacket away someplace safe inside the school with other volunteers items), then when shooting used their modular belt system with the Hubba Hubba Hiney and the water bottle holder called RU Hot(love this thing!), with both cameras attached to the Black Rapid Double Slim camera strap. When I worked for the newspapers, travelling light was essential as well as having the right gear. True… if you were lucky enough to worked full time, the gear was given to you by the news outlet to use(it was theirs not yours) you always good gear and glass(lenses). But I own everything you see me carry.

Thank you to the Board of Ed for asking me to photograph this event for you, I enjoyed being out there for our community and I know that many of you all loved the images.

44Bordentown5K2016Deirdre Ryan.jpg 4Bordentown5K2016Deirdre Ryan.jpg 3Bordentown5K2016Deirdre Ryan.jpg 48Bordentown5K2016Deirdre Ryan.jpg 8Bordentown5K2016Deirdre Ryan.jpg 29Bordentown5K2016Deirdre Ryan-1.jpg 13Bordentown5K2016Deirdre Ryan.jpg27Bordentown5K2016Deirdre Ryan.jpg 40Bordentown5K2016Deirdre Ryan.jpg15Bordentown5K2016Deirdre Ryan.jpg 52Bordentown5K2016Deirdre Ryan.jpg 58Bordentown5K2016Deirdre Ryan.jpg 68Bordentown5K2016Deirdre Ryan.jpg 71Bordentown5K2016Deirdre Ryan.jpg 79Bordentown5K2016Deirdre Ryan.jpg 85Bordentown5K2016Deirdre Ryan.jpg 95Bordentown5K2016Deirdre Ryan.jpg255Bordentown5K2016Deirdre Ryan.jpg323Bordentown5K2016Deirdre Ryan.jpg189Bordentown5K2016Deirdre Ryan.jpg167Bordentown5K2016Deirdre Ryan.jpg

In the photo above is our daughter’s former kindergarten teacher running with a student, now THAT is awesome!!!161Bordentown5K2016Deirdre Ryan.jpg311Bordentown5K2016Deirdre Ryan.jpg340Bordentown5K2016Deirdre Ryan.jpg434Bordentown5K2016Deirdre Ryan.jpg14Bordentown5K2016Deirdre Ryan-2.jpg449Bordentown5K2016Deirdre Ryan.jpg