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      In recent years, I've taken lots of photos of quite varied subject matter. This website is my opportunity to share the best of these shots with my friends.

      As of 2015, there are eight slide shows on the website, containing some of my favorite locales. As you'll be able to see by scrolling down the page, there are also 18 more proposed portfolios (marked "To come"), where I've already taken the photos but haven't yet edited, selected and organized them into a slideshow.

     To view one of the portfolios currently on the website, read the directions set forth below for

 

operating slideshows and then click on the link appearing below the applicable portfolio description. I've added selections from my piano recordings as a soundtrack for each slide show, so be sure to turn up the sound on your computer. I suggest using headphones for the best quality reception.

      If you see a photo that you'd like to have, just send an e-mail to me (at jim.freund@mac.com) with the name of the applicable portfolio, the photo number (each photo has one), the enlargement size you desire (up to 11x14), and your mailing address, and I'll send you a free print.

 
TO VIEW THE SLIDESHOW OF A PARTICULAR PORTFOLIO, SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE AND CLICK ON THE LINK APPEARING BELOW THE DESCRIPTION OF THE PORTFOLIO.
 
JCF CALENDAR PHOTOS 20062015

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      In recent years, I've put together and distributed to my friends a calendar for the forthcoming year, containing a dozen thumbnails of photos I've taken during the past year. In this slideshow, you'll be able to see the original pictures, arranged chronologically, in more enlarged dimensions.

      Most of the calendars contain photos of disparate landscapes and other scenes, each identified below the the picture. The 2006 photos were all snapped on a photographic cruise I'd taken the previous fall through the waters adjacent to Quebec, the Maritimes and Acadia

 

 

National Park. For 2008, I selected photos taken on a safari to South Africa. A more complete slideshow of these animal photos is just below this portfolio, while a DVD I made of the safari is listed in the Video section.

      Just a word on the musical accompaniment to these calendar photos. I selected from my piano albums (which can be found in the Music section of the website) excerpts from four seasonal songs Winter Wonderland, Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most, That Sunday That Summer, and Early Autumn.

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PHOTOS 2017

      My picture portfolio this year (“Photos 2017”) contains highlights from trips to California, New Orleans, Las Vegas, and Portland, ME, plus a tennis afternoon with Rafa Nadal at the U.S. Open, scenic views of Manhattan and Connecticut, and some “touch of color” prints that combine with black & white.

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PHOTOS 2016

      After years of being dismissive of cellphone photography, I came to realize how improved it had become quality-wise – with the bonus that you always have your cellphone along to record noteworthy sights that pop up. So I’ve put together a 64-page portfolio of this year’s photos on a variety of subjects – the new feature being that all the photos were taken with, and edited in, a cellphone. I’m well-pleased with the results, which demonstrate that you don’t need a cumbersome and expensive camera to produce good pictures.

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PHOTOS 2015

      This has been an enjoyable year for me, photo-wise. I've collected in this portfolio a number of shots, including:

  • Some scenic venues in California

  • Roger Federer and Caroline Wozniaki at the U.S. Open

  • Images from in and around our weekend home in CT

  • The fauna of a small Bridgeport Zoo

  • Washington's snow-draped Korean War Memorial.

  • Shots from the Confederacy's Cradle, Richmond, VA

  • Iconic views of Princeton University

 
  • Winter Images from Park City, Utah

  • Some new "touch of color" pix.

      Still, the bulk of the booklet is devoted to the varied sights of my perennial photographic venue, the isle of Manhattan. I've revisited Central Park, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Roosevelt Island tram, plus capturing some memorable sunrises and sunsets from our terrace.

      My purchase of a new small camera with a powerful telephoto lens sparked a renewed interests in NYC architecture especially the tops of buildings. The album kicks off with results from a Circle Line boat trip around the southern half of Manhattan including close-ups of the elegant Lady in the harbor.

      I hope you enjoy my 2015 portfolio.

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PHOTOS 2013

      I've taken a lot of pictures during the past year, and this booklet contains the ones I like best, including:

  • Photogenic wild animals encountered on a Bronx Zoo safari

  • Patriotic participants in New York City's Veteran's Day parade

  • Scenic shots from short vacations in St. Martin and Laguna Beach

  • Various images from our home towns of Manhattan and Easton, CT

  • A quartet of elongated panoramas

  • The anatomy of the first serves of two tennis pros, frame-by-frame in stop-action.

 

 
  • Black and White photos (with a touch of color)

  • Photo tributes to my Mom, Marcy Freund, and to my friend, Bill Silver

      I hope you enjoy my 2013 portfolio

 

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SOUTH AFRICAN SAFARI

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      On a trip to South Africa in November of 2007 to conduct a negotiating seminar, I managed to fit in three days in the bush namely, the Singita Game Preserve adjacent to Krueger National Park. My wife Barbara and I took hundreds of photographs some of these in the portfolio are undoubtedly Barbara's . We were fortunate to be exposed to sightings of all the "Big Five" (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and Cape buffalo), as well as giraffes, zebras, hippos and many other species.

      I also shot a lot of video, and the results are on a DVD which not only records the animals' movements (and some dramatic events) but also

 

contains most of the stills in this slideshow, my narration, and a soundtrack of authentic South African music (By contrast, the soundtrack for the slideshow is composed of my piano rendition of songs about various animals, all of which happen to fly). The DVD, entitled "South African Safari", is available to all; information concerning it can be found in the Video section of the website.

      It was thrilling to be so close to these wild animals with nothing between them and us. Whether or not you're a photo enthusiast, I can heartily recommend such a safari if you have the opportunity.

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CAPETOWN AND ENVIRONS

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      My wife and I spent several days in and around Capetown on our trip to South Africa in November 2007. We were very impressed with this city and its environs. Barbara and I both heartily recommend a visit to Capetown, although we must admit it's an awfully long journey to get there.

      Photographically, there's a lot to point your camera at, as I certainly did at all times. The view down to the water from our small but elegant hotel was a delight; the city's parks, monuments, and neighborhoods often with small mountains visible in the distance were first-rate. Our one regret was that we weren't able to take the tram to the top of Table Mountain because of high winds.

 

 

      The Capetown environs are especially worthwhile. If you go, by all means take an excursion down to the majestic Cape of Good Hope at the tip of the continent, while checking out the penguin colony along the way. And try to spend a day, as we did, in the scenic wine country to the east of town.

      Because of Capetown's beauty, I used as a soundtrack five of my piano solos of songs with the word "Beautiful" in their titles: But Beautiful, You Are Too Beautiful, Beautiful Dreamer, The Bad and the Beautiful, and Let's Make the Most of a Beautiful Thing.

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MEMORIAL DAY IN SMALL TOWN AMERICA
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      Every year, in the small Connecticut town of Easton where we have a weekend home, Memorial Day is commemorated with a parade, speeches, and a ceremony honoring those in the military who have served our country. I'm aware, of course, that similar scenes are being played out across small town America, and I always find it a very satisfying and often moving experience.

      The photos in this slideshow were all taken on the 2009 holiday and are representative of the genre. The old soldier receiving a medal is a World War II veteran who should have been decorated 65 years ago.

 

      The five songs I've selected for the soundtrack, all from my Old Folks piano album (featured in the Music section of the website), are When Johnny Comes Marching Home, Marching Through Georgia, Tramp! Tramp! Tramp!, Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier, and Glory, Glory, Hallelujah.

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PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
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      I have a special affection for Princeton University, where I spent four terrific undergraduate years with the great class of 1956. My ties with Princeton have continued serving as a trustee of the University, alumni class president, and one of the leaders of Princeton ReachOut 56-81-06 (described in the Public Service section of the website).

      The Princeton campus is one of America's most notable, and I always carry a camera when I'm down there. This slideshow is a compilation of some of my favorite campus sights, taken over the past decade , in different seasons of the year.

      Incidentally, for those who might still think of Princeton in F. Scott Fitzgerald class-conscious snobby terms, the young fellow with the funny haircut standing next to President Shirley Tilghman in photo number 65 has just been awarded the 2009 Pyne Prize, the highest undergraduate honor Princeton bestows.

     

 

      A big feature of alumni life is the energetic and colorful annual Reunions weekend featuring the so-called P-Rade composed of all the classes which I've attended almost every year since graduation. The photos I've taken of Reunions will be appearing in a separate slideshow that I will be adding to the website; but several of the videos in the video section contain extended treatment of the reunions.

      I made several DVD's relating to Princeton and primarily to my class of 1956. These contain, among other things, very vivid reunions scenes, and are available to all (see the information in the Video section of this website.) I've used my piano versions of various Princeton melodies, from the soundtracks of these videos, as the background music for this slideshow.

      I also refer you to the Music section for an album entitled "Young at Heart," which contains both piano and choral renditions of 80 songs published during my college years, 1952-1956.

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VANCOUVER
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      My wife Barbara and I visited Vancouver, British Columbia in March of 2009. It’s a terrific, picturesque city, which was the scene of the 2010 Winter Olympics. I was busy with my camera, and the results are in this portfolio, including shots taken in the surrounding areas. For musical backdrop, I’ve chosen my piano versions of Climb Every Mountain (you can see the mountains from your downtown hotel) and Something Wonderful (which this city definitely is).

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TECATE, MEXICO
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      In November 2009, Barbara and I spent a week at Rancho La Puerta, a fitness spa just over the border in Tecate, Mexico. It was very enjoyable – healthy food, spirited exercise, new friends. For a photographer, the great joy came in the 3.5 mile pre-breakfast mountain hikes we took early each morning, with some spectacular scenery, as you can see in this portfolio. For music, I chose my vocal versions of East of the Sun (every morning we were west of the moon) and Let’s Get Away from It All (which we definitely did).

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IN AND AROUND CENTRAL PARK (in B&W)

      I generally shoot in color, but I have an affinity for black and white. Fortunately, computer programs facilitate transposing color to b&w. The b&w photos in this slideshow were all taken recently in and around my favorite photo area in NYC, Central Park. For music, I chose selectios from my "Autumn in New York" album, including "A Tree in the Park".

      My most extensive use of black and white more generally is contained in the Eight Hundred Fifty Shades of Grey video in the video section.

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IN AND AROUND EASTON, CT
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