Archive for April, 2013

04/27/13 The Goslings

Posted: April 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

These little guys just showed up this afternoon. The baby swans are usually close behind.

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04/19/13 Ferris Wheel is Down

Posted: April 24, 2013 in Uncategorized

The Ferris Wheel (Big Wheel) on the Funtown Pier in Seaside Park, NJ is on the ground.  Workers pulled her down on the 18th.  After hours of no success during the night, at dawn I was finally able to get to the ferris wheel laying on her side. It’s a pretty sad sight to see her on the beach getting pelted with wave after wave.  I hope they remove her quickly, the “Circle of Memories” has finished her job.

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This is how I will always remember the Ferris Wheel.

Tonight, I took a walk on the beach just before dark. Because the beach is off limits, I never run into anyone,  In the darkness I turned around and there in the shadows was a figure staring me in the face. He scared the heck out of me. He had on a trooper hat and shirt, I thought I was in big trouble. Luckily, he was a corrections officer and was just taking some photos like me.

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04/13/13 Howling Woods Farm

Posted: April 15, 2013 in Uncategorized

On a field trip with The Cranbury Digital Camera Club, I visited Howling Woods Farm in Jackson, NJ. It’s a breed-specific animal shelter that rescues and places domestic bred wolves. It was quite a thrill to walk freely among the wolves and be part of their pack for a short time. They are such beautiful animals.

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I spent a few hours at the coaster with my friend Jack Fusco looking for the Milky Way. The sky wasn’t dark enough to find it, but the stars were bright enough to photograph. The star trail is about 180, 20 second exposures.

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The Ferris Wheel meets the Milky Way at 4 AM. It’s not often you can see the Milky Way in Seaside, but early Saturday morning, my D800 picked it up at top left over the Ferris Wheel. I tried again Sunday morning, but it was no where to be found.

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Milky Way over the “Typhoon” ride.

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04/3/13 Ferris Wheel

Posted: April 11, 2013 in Uncategorized

I finally caught the tide right and was able to get over to the ferris wheel off the Funtown Pier. I’m amazed the ferris wheel stayed upright after the hurricane. In the third photo, you can see how it’s tilting to the left. The base is just stuck in the sand. It’s a shame, but the current plans are to scrap it.

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04/01/13 Long Beach Island

Posted: April 2, 2013 in Uncategorized

A few shots from Long Beach Island …

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Sharon and I took a walk around Island Beach State Park on this Easter Sunday.  The fox were extremely active. We spotted at least a half dozen. Afterwards, we stopped over at the Seaside Park boardwalk and were happy to see the carousel operating again.

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We stopped over at the boardwalk.