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February 17, 2013

Horseshoe Cove (back in the day)

Horseshoe Cove

This is an old photo— from 2007— and the fact that it’s only 56kb scares me a little— but I think it looks okay…? No major artifacting?

Anyway.

It’s Horseshoe Cove, on Sandy Hook (New Jersey)— which is all but inaccessible at the moment, and probably doesn’t look quite like this anymore. But it’s still a nice scene to think about.

November 4, 2012

Shorelines

Ocean Grove Boardwalk, October 31, 2012

Right now, here’s the deal:

  1. I’m not a real reporter.
  2. Gas is hard to come by.
  3. Unnecessary trips to drive around and “look” at local towns seem frivolous.

 

So here are some other photographers’ photos of what these towns look like now (plus some of my old outdated photos, ‘cos I’ve been photographing the shore for years).

Avon by the Sea; me; March 2008 Avon by the Sea; Ashley Peskoe, NJ.com; October 2012
Avon by the Sea; me; March 2008 Avon by the Sea; Ashley Peskoe, NJ.com; October 2012
   
   
Asbury Park (Zombie Walk); me; October 6, 2012 Asbury Park; Rob Spahr, NJ.com; October 30, 2012
Asbury Park; me; October 6, 2012 Asbury Park; Rob Spahr, NJ.com; October 30, 2012
   
   
Belmar; me; March 2008 Belmar; Bob Bielk, Asbury Park Press; October 2012
Belmar; me; March 2008 Belmar; Bob Bielk, Asbury Park Press; October 2012
   
   
Sandy Hook bike path; me; August 2009 Sandy Hook; Mark R. Sullivan, Asbury Park Press; November 2012
Sandy Hook bike path and Hartshorne Drive; me; August 2009 Sandy Hook bike path; Mark R. Sullivan, Asbury Park Press; November 2012
   
   
Sea Girt; me; June 2008 Sea Girt; Bob Bielk, Asbury Park Press; October 2012
Sea Girt; me; June 2008 Sea Girt; Bob Bielk, Asbury Park Press; October 2012
October 20, 2012

New Jersey Lighthouse Challenge

Sea Girt Light, July 2007

Sea Girt Light: the last live-in lighthouse built on the East Coast. Photo from 2007. Originally posted here.

 

This is all outside of my “radius,” but it’s very New Jersey:

This weekend (October 20-21) marks the 2012 New Jersey Lighthouse Challenge!

Sandy Hook Light!

Sandy Hook Light: Oldest working lighthouse in the United States. Photo from 2007. Originally posted here.

 

The goal is visit all 13 land-based lighthouses scattered around the state, climb them, and collect some token that verifies that you were there. Seems easy enough, right?

‘Cept New Jersey is bordered by water on three sides, and even though it’s a small-ish state, it’s a lot longer than people think. This is not an adventure for wusses.

Twin Lights!

Navesink Twin Lights: first American lighthouse to test a Fresnel lens. Photo from 2009.

 

For those of us who are perhaps a wee bit less ambitious, it’s still a great opportunity to support our local lighthouses. The lighthouses are open all day, so you can, y’know, stop by and climb a couple. Or at least stand back, admire them from afar, and say “gosh darn it, what a nifty state I live in.”

 

 

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