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This is my Jersey Shore

Forget what you’ve seen on MTV.  This is the Jersey Shore, “Ocean City in May” style.

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In other words: cloudy, breezy, reading a book on the blanket, a bit chilly, quiet beach, peaceful, dipping a toe in the ocean, family-friendly, shopping, postponing bedtime to take in the boardwalk lights, ice cream, no crowds, wishing we could stay longer.

A fun time, as usual.  I had a blast taking my new camera for a spin.  I only wish I had figured out some of the more useful settings for beach and sunset photography, before the cloudy/rainy day of our departure…  I still got some perfectly nice pictures, but I can’t help but wonder how optimal camera settings would have improved them.

I guess that gives me a good excuse to get myself to a closer-to-home area of the shore for a day trip or two this summer! (Like I needed an excuse…)


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15 thoughts on “This is my Jersey Shore

  1. Bellísimos! Beautiful pictures. I specially like the first and fifth. Any excuse is good for visiting the shore.

    1. Thanks, and you’re right – I plan to take advantage of good excuses as often as possible this summer!

  2. It looks fabulous! You have me all excited for my trip to the beach – we leave tomorrow! Ours will be cool and cloudy as well.

    Enjoy your new camera!
    .-= See Sarah :: greenclogsq’s latest blog post: road trippin’ =-.

    1. In some ways, I think that’s the best beach weather – it’s nice not to have to share your spot with 100 sun-worshippers. You get a lot more of the sand to yourself!

      Enjoy your trip 🙂

  3. Great shots!
    .-= See Rebecca’s latest blog post: Too fast… =-.

    1. Thank you – I had fun taking them!

  4. I love the Jersey shore! My mom is from New Jersey (I was born in TX), and I agree, forget what you’ve seen on MTV! 🙂
    Lovely pics!
    .-= See JaimeM’s latest blog post: The Turning of Thirty Two =-.

    1. NJ gets such a bad rap sometimes 😉 I’m happy to know differently!

  5. That is how I love my vacations: cool, uncrowded and quiet. Your pictures are lovely!

    1. Me too! Thanks 🙂

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  7. your new camera is doing a beautiful job!! looks like a perfect place to me, even if there are 2 monkey men harboring about. 🙂

    1. Can’t do much about the monkey men – there were actually three of them, and they all followed me home, LOL!

  8. beautiful pictures. You have quite the touch for capturing the mood and scenery
    .-= See Jen Lange’s latest blog post: Guitars and Dancing =-.

    1. Thank you! I had a lot of fun with it 🙂

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