This is the Ocean Grove fishing pier.
(I love it when a photo is really juicy right out of the camera. Like this. Bam.)
(Well. I did straighten it and nudge the white point a little, but that’s it, I swear.)
April 1, 2012
January 7, 2012
August 2, 2008
I don’t know what that thing it, but it’s a big and easily identifiable building on Atlantic Highlands.
I went to Coney Island in March. When I walked to the end of the pier, I squinted my eyes and said, “Hey!!! That’s the Highlands!!!”
“How can you tell?” asked the friend I was with.
“See how the land is all flat there except for that building sticking up in the middle?”
“So you can identify New Jersey by that giant blemish, boil, blight on the landscape?”
“Yeah! Isn’t that awesome?!”
Also seen in photos taken from Coney Island: the Twin Lights (above)…
…and Sandy Hook lighthouse (above)!
For as often as I’ve seen New York City from Sandy Hook, it was really cool to do it in reverse.
(The originals of these photos were taken at absolute full 10x zoom, full resolution. And I still had to crop those last two photos to ~420 pixels wide.)
July 26, 2008
July 15, 2008
Seriously, though, this blog has been totally devoid of color lately. It’s summer! I thought I could leave the drab browns and grays for winter!
Soooooo here’s a colorsplash.
July 6, 2008
July 3, 2008
June 22, 2008
Gahhhh. I took like twenty shots of Shark River’s Route 71 drawbridge opening (in a fairly inappropriate setting, at great embarrassment to myself), and ALL of those shots are ATROCIOUSLY OVEREXPOSED. (Entirely my fault. I decided to shoot on manual and apparently didn’t pay enough attention to the meter.)
I seem to recall that last year in my Photo I class, the teacher told us that it was better to overexpose film (resulting in a “dense” negative) than underexpose it (resulting in a “thin” negative) ‘cos if you overexpose it, at least you have exposed the film to the information and the information’s THERE somewhere.
I can’t help thinking that the opposite rule applies to digital photography. I can always lighten a dark photo pretty easily, but once a photo’s overexposed, the highlights get completely blown out. There’s no hope for ‘em–the information’s just GONE.
I am (still) in North Carolina (or maybe Virginia or Maryland today–I should be back by tomorrow), so I will A) be relying on “automatic posting,” and B) will be unavailable for comments.