July 15, 2014

Cicada molt!


pop out my own back like what

(More info about cicadas @ Wikipedia)

(Cross-posted to Instagram)

July 10, 2014



Fireworks display from July 5th. Bradley Beach and Asbury Park ended up doing their fireworks on the same night! My mother and I headed down to the Ocean Grove fishing pier (what’s left of it) to watch the Bradley fireworks at 9:00, and then turned around to watch the Asbury fireworks at 9:30. I never get tired of photographing explosives!

I don’t feel like/ have time to do a lot of editing, so I’m just gonna crop and resize and post a whole bunch of my favorites. (I won’t even STRAIGHTEN them. Yeah I KNOW. The AUDACITY, the ARROGANCE.)

Oh hey, P.S., I have an Instagram account, which is where I’m uploading casual snapshots these days. Follow me there for updates more often than once a year! (Side note: I have wayyyy too much fun with filters.)

July 9, 2014



DOUBLE RAINBOW! (Do you remember that video meme? I do. This parenthetical phrase is a hyperlink to it.)

Taken after a heavy thunderstorm last week. It was rainbowing for a solid 10 minutes, right at dusk! So pretty! And finally, finally, finally, I put my polarizing filter to good use!! #nerd



July 8, 2014




I’m not exactly out of retirement, but the summer sky over New Jersey has been doing some interesting things this week, and I’m sharing.

I caught my first lightning strike last night! I’m very excited!


And I caught a second bolt, too! Whoaaaa.

That’s it. I’m done. I can sell my camera now.

(That’s a joke.) (But “photograph lightning” has been on my bucket list for a few years. Now I just need some star trails and I’ll REALLY be all set.)

June 1, 2013

NEWSFLASH: New Providence Daily Photo no longer adhering to a daily schedule

With the constant improvements in social media, I think this photoblog is no longer relevant.

When I took a hiatus for most of March, I hoped I’d return with fresh eyes, but I haven’t. Photoblogging has been a thorn in my side for the past 6+ months.

With this post, I am freeing myself from the shackles of daily posting. I’m not ending the blog, but I’ll post less often.

…This probably didn’t require a formal statement, but I don’t like to bail on commitments I’ve made without an excuse.

Thank you for your patience.

May 31, 2013

Better bring your beach pass

Beach passes required!

But you can dip your toes in the water for free before 9am or after 5pm!

May 30, 2013


Pink flowers. I have no idea what they are.

Do you recognize these?

May 29, 2013

New boards

New boards on the boardwalk!

Did I mention that they’ve rebuilt the Asbury Park boardwalk near the casino? I probably did.

Also: I just discovered last month that those funny bicycle-cars are called “surreys.”

New boards vs. old

But yeah, new construction, totally.

May 28, 2013

Paint the town pink


If you happened to drive through shore towns during May, you might’ve noticed crazy pink lines down the middle of the road.

“Paint the town Pink” is “an annual community-wide effort to raise awareness of the importance of annual mammography.”

(Breast cancer awareness in May, basically.)

It is pretty attention-grabbing!

May 27, 2013

Still here

Inside the casino, gosh

As promised, the inside of the Asbury Park casino was cleared out and reopened as a pedestrian throughway in time for Memorial Day.

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