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Downtown Manhattan Pre-Sunrise

This is a view of downtown Manhattan, at about 20 minutes before sunrise, taken from across the Hudson River in Liberty State park, NJ.  The overcast clouds surprisingly took on a nice, purple-ish hue.  I used a 10-stop filter to extend the shutter speed to help smooth out the water and clouds.  This exposure ended
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Empty Sky Memorial – Liberty State Park, NJ

As the sun set behind the Empty Sky Memorial, it created an amazing ring shaped reflection inside the granite pathway.  I used a 10-stop filter to try and lengthen the shutter speed, making the visitors appear ghostly in their movements.  If someone stood still, however, they would appear sharper in silhouette.

Abandoned Train Station – Liberty State Park

Visited the Liberty State Park in NJ this weekend for a quick photo shoot.  An opening in the fence line allowed us to get in and take this shot of the abandoned train terminal located there.  Applied some HDR tone mapping to bring out the textures.

Full Moon with Halo

Did a quick “for fun” self portrait showing a view of the halo we saw forming around the full moon.  The abnormally cold evening must of provided the impetus behind the ice crystals in the atmosphere that’s needed to create this kind of halo effect. This image was taken during a quick night shoot at
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Barnegat Lighthouse at Night

The full moon and some fast moving clouds provided us a nicely lit backdrop to the Barnegat Lighthouse in NJ.  Even though we missed the golden hour, we decided to do a quick night shot at the lighthouse anyway just to see how the area looks.  The night sky ended up looking very colorful.  The
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NJ Wild vs. Hoboken Rockets

Grace took some photos of our last game of the 2013/14 Winter season at the Ice House in Hackensack, NJ.  We lost 4-3 but it was a good, hard skate and hopefully we’ll meet up with them again in the playoffs. Slideshow highlights at the bottom.  The rest of the images (55 total) can be
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Arthur Kill Ship Graveyard

On the ride home from Montauk we stopped at the Arthur Kill in Staten Island.  There is a hidden area there with hundreds of old and decomposing vessels all rumored to be part of a ship graveyard.  The noon sun was too harsh for the right lighting, but with the help of HDR, I was
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Starfield at Montauk Point

A clear and crisp winter night allowed for a nice opportunity to grab some star shots.  Too bad that by the time we had set up and started shooting, the Milky Way was already setting over the horizon and into the light pollution.  Jupiter can be seen in this image (bright ‘star’ above the house)

Montauk Lighthouse Sunrise

Took this image of the Montauk Lighthouse meeting the sunrise at Montauk Point in Long Island.  The cloudless sky did not make for a very impressive sunrise display.

Montauk Lighthouse Pre-Dawn

A pre-sunrise image of the Montauk Lighthouse in Montauk Point on a cold, cloudless morning.  This is a 25 second exposure taken from down at the waterline.

Montauk Lighthouse and Venus in Pre-Dawn Sky

Arrived about an hour before sunrise at Montauk Point in Long Island and was able to capture this image of Venus rising above the lighthouse.  Quite a few stars were still visible in the blue hour sky.

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