Well, I missed National Mule Day (!) on October 26th, but thought I'd post these photographs anyway; they were shot (with film) during the summertime at Hugh Moore Park in Easton, Pennsylvania, about five miles north of Durham Township. Dixie & Daisy (the mules) work at the park in the summertime. (I failed to get the handlers' names.) Take a gander at that link. Mules are simply amazing animals and these two are no exception; they're full of personality.

By the way, National Mule Day is the anniversary of the first mules arriving in America. They were a gift from the King of Spain to President George Washington in 1785.

Post-processing: Shot with the Nikon F75 with the Tamron 17-35mm f/2.8-4 DI LD lens at 17mm. Neopan 1600 black & white film; I don't recall exact exposure info. (Don't ya love EXIF?) I scanned the negs in color then de-saturated using the Gradient map. Basic curves adjustment and color balancing for tone.

Thank you for visiting Durham Township!



I love the distortion of that wide angle. I think it's just right for the them!

Posted by Janet Cull at May 21, 2007 8:17 AM
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