A visit to Seaside Heights

Finally open to non-residents, we decided to take a short jaunt over to Seaside Heights today to witness the sights first hand. I had said I will not document the destruction, and I am not, but some images you have to have in your personal records. Direct access to the beach was still off limits with the State Troopers taking care of crowd control. Still people came, they lined up to see what they could see, cameras in hand, with that WTF look on their faces…

Lined up for the view

The most iconic image of the event still remains, its fate uncertain for all except the Gulls:

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To refresh what it once was – @ 36hours prior to it going in:

Sandy SundayWe only stayed about an hour and I only took about 50 shots, many of those bracketed sets for some HDR renditions. I am really liking the HDR stuff right now, though these were probably the last planned ones I will be doing for a while. Since I have no idea how to use Photoshop I feel this is my way of being artistic.

Before I became compliant and crossed back to the other side of the yellow tape…The chairs and a portion of the boardwalk that made it through with building attached!

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A different perspective:

Long view

So we departed that section of reality and took a little walk. Take a good look at this next image:

SSJan6 pSp-31I broke out laughing at the perfection of the shot. It struck a nerve though when I came upon this – Coke, Mt Dew or Diet?

Soda anyone?And the monkey in a barrel…Monkey in a barreltrying to find an angle…

Angles

while realizing the force…

rebarThe building in the background is used by Triboro EMS for their fundraiser raffles. Since a personal connection exists ’tis a grand opportunity for an HDR shot:

TriboroHDRNot much to say during this posting, I hope you enjoyed the pictures. I tried to find the interesting, the unique and a little humor all in an hour.

Thanks for stopping by!  Till next time…

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