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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.

Sunset on the beach Boardwalk at sunset Boardwalk at night 214/365 Fishing pier Gillian's Wonderland Pier Impressive sky Rainbow over the boardwalk Photographing the pirate ship 23oc11 23oc15 23oc17

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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