Photography


Der Kreuzweg in Pfarrkirche St. Nikolaus Schluchsee

Today, in an effort to escape the 100º heat in Freiburg we drove up to Schluchsee, a beautiful lake in the Schwarzwald. What I did not expect was the Pfarrkirche St. Nikolaus. From the outside it appears a fairly traditional looking church, with a large wooden structure. The first hint of something different is the […]


Help me select a photo 4

Some of my favorites, a set on Flickr. I am going to make a LARGE (roughly 4’x3′) print to hang in my office. Or, alternatively, print 3 or 4 BIG (11×14 or larger) images to fill the same space. The challenge: Which picture(s)? Please feel free to take a look at this collection and let […]


Adjusting in Aperture – The Golden Gate Bridge

I do promise that Targuman.org will return at some point to issues of biblical and rabbinic literature, religion, and academia. Writing coherent posts, however, takes a lot more time than I have had lately. Instead, I have been playing with iPhoto Mobile (for iOS devices) and Aperture as a way for me to unwind in […]


My Photo Gear

Those who have been patient enough to continue with this blog know that I have been blogging less about academic matters and I am more often sharing photos that I have taken. The primary reason for this is that my administrative duties keep me rather busy, allowing less time for the kind of research and […]


Master Photographer Steve McCurry & my initial reflections

This morning Penn State photographer (and Vespa driver) Steve Williams shared the link to a series of 1-Minute Master Classes from Steve McCurry available on Phaidon’s site. McCurry is a Penn State graduate and captured perhaps the most famous photograph of the 20th century: Afghan Girl. I encourage you to go and take the few minutes necessary to watch […]