I went to one of my favorite towns this weekend - Ocean Grove. I have shots of the fishing pier in all different seasons with lots of different moods. I have wanted to do some panoramic scenes, but I am still trying to learn exactly how to shoot multiple images for later stitching together in Photoshop. I tried several sets of images and ended up with kind of cool square shapes as I liked the sky too much to crop to a panoramic, but the perspective of the pier on either side made the stitching part difficult. The waves in various spots were also quite a challenge. Next time I go, I think I will try standing on the boardwalk with the pier in the middle and shooting on either side.
More Ocean Grove images are on my website here: http://thrukellyseyes.com/-/thrukellyseyes/gallery.asp?cat=9070
I also stopped in Asbury Park hoping to see Bruce Springsteen as he was in town rehearsing for his shows at the Convention Hall, but no such luck. I did get the old carousel and a corner of the Convention Hall. I love the ornamentation all over this building. Asbury has made an amazing comeback in the past few years and they are really revitalizing this Jersey Shore town that had been so rundown and depressing for so many years. It is great to see the progress.
One of my Asbury Park photos from last summer made the cover of the 2009 Monmouth County Tourism Guide.
More Asbury Park photos on my website here: http://thrukellyseyes.com/-/thrukellyseyes/gallery.asp?cat=15250