Arcade - Seaside, New Jersey
Here is another photo from my walk through Seaside. I saw Lucky Leo’s Arcade, a favorite of mine as a kid, and knew that it would translate well to black and white because of the contrast between the white and dark paint. I threw on my wide angle lens because I did not have a lot of space to get the picture unless I wanted telephone poles and parked cars to ruin the shot. Using the wide angle lens also increases the feeling of actually being there by creating more perspective in the picture.
Surfside Motel - Seaside, New Jersey
I originally took this picture thinking that it would make for a really good black and white. I was drawn to how the setting sun was hitting the building and the shadows it created. After working with it as a black and white photo I was not as enthusiastic about it as I initially was, so I thought I would give it a shot as a color and instantly liked it a lot better.
New Brunswick Sunset
I took this photo last night. I saw this scene a few weeks ago while driving and it caught my eye. While taking the picture I had people yelling at me as they drove by on a busy highway bridge, a few honked their horn at me, but most I am sure did not even notice me, or the beautiful sunset I was experiencing. It is sad to think how many people were so focused on their daily lives that they did not have the time or thought to even look out their window and see this sunset.
Took this photo a few weeks ago in Seaside Heights, NJ. When I took the image I knew I wanted it to be a black and white and focus on having a strong contrast between the shadows and the light. It came out interesting as a black and white because even though it was bright out, the sky had a strong overcast which made it look like dark storm clouds in this picture.
Seaside Boardwalk Kid - New Jersey
This is another photo I took at Seaside. As previously mentioned, it was a very foggy day at the board walk, but I was lucky enough for a few moments of sun to capture this image where the kid was framed right in the light. Unfortunately I was further away than I would have like to of been and had to crop the image to get the composition I wanted. I also only had moments to get the image so I did not have enough time to adjust my settings and get less detail on the background to put emphasis on the kid.
Seaside Boardwalk - New Jersey
I took this photo on Sunday, which was a beautiful day and I thought it would be great to shoot at the beach on such a nice day. All the way down the parkway the weather was great until I approached the bridge to crossover into Seaside, there was just this incredibly dense fog covering the entire town. I have never shot in fog before, so it created a very interesting shooting situation. The lighting and the fog created a lot of very high key images which I haven’t work with before.
South Amboy Sunset - New Jersey
I took this photo in the same location as the sunset I posted yesterday, just from a another view and using different camera settings. I am pretty happy with this one, I like the elements in the foreground that are cast in shadow from the setting sun, and how the water breaks up the darkness. I would have liked to capture more detail of the landscape, but in order to expose right for the sun I had to underexpose. I will have to look into getting a graduate neutral density filter in the future so I can get the image I want some other time.
It snowed last night here in New Jersey so I decided to take advantage of the conditions and take some photos today since I have never shot in the snow before. The biggest challenge was taking the picture so the snow did not look gray.
I know have I been posting all of there wonderful pictures of warm weather in the Caribbean, but I thought I would break out of that trend for a little bit. This picture is a bit macabre since it is of a cemetery, and it is not really my thing to be hanging out in one, but I thought the detail and the colors present made for a really nice picture.
Taken on my Nikon D3000 with the 35mm 1.8G lens.