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 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.)
May 24, 2013
Yay Riptide! I like that photographer in front, too.
Here’s what the Riptide looks like in a shorter exposure:
I think that’ll do us for this year’s Our Lady of Peace festival. ‘Til next year!
May 22, 2013
The Dragon Loops are a new one for me. Apparently they’re a variant of the Loop-O-Plane ride.
Here’s what they look like in a shorter exposure:
May 21, 2013
The Himalaya is apparently so named for the chilly blast of air in your face as you speedily go ’round and ’round. It’s based on German Caterpillar rides from the early 20th century.
As far as I can tell, it’s one of the only modern rides that uses a DJ— or I guess technically it’s a “manual operator,” but he/she controls the music and talks to the riders (“Do you want to go faster?!”).
It’s charmingly old-school, which I guess could be said for all amusement rides.
But in contrast, this year, the Gravitron and Monkey House both had automated voice recordings to deliver safety admonitions, which I don’t remember from years past.
I still like to hear the voices of real humans sometimes.
May 20, 2013
Ferris wheels are fun.
Hats off to George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. for designing them. Thanks man.
I got nothin’ beyond that.
May 18, 2013
New Providence’s Our Lady of Peace Festival was this week, culminating in tonight’s festivities, all very exciting.
I’m trying to go through all the photos I took and weed out the REALLY bad ones… but I’m falling asleep on my keyboard. This’ll do for tonight, eh?
January 2, 2013
I thought the pattern thrown by the light was kind of neat. Don’t you? (You’re allowed to disagree!)
(This photo was taken just underneath this thing here.)
December 24, 2012
This holiday season, loads of travelers in New Jersey will be waiting here at Newark Broad Street to transfer.
…Well, loads of travelers/ commuters/ day-trippers/ etc. wait at Newark Broad Street station EVERY day, not just during the holiday season, but it seems much more season-appropriate if I mention the holidays, doesn’t it?
December 13, 2012
Just a little more festive holiday spirit from Morristown. w00t.