This past summer Todd and I spent some time in New Jersey visiting his brother. While we were there we took a walk down the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk. This was pre-Sandy and I am hoping that the shore area will be back to it’s feisty self soon. Our walk started just as the sun was setting. The sky was radiant, filled with seagulls and smelling of taffy. The sun set slowly behind the city while the moon rose over the sea. It was an enjoyable walk. To get a better view or to purchase a print, click on the photo. To see more of my work, take a stroll through my galleries.
Im from NJ and went back 2 weeks ago for a friends wedding and the whole coast is in shambles. It breaks my heart to just think about it now, but one thing about Jersey folk is that we stick together and don’t bullshit to get the job done haha! It will be back before you know it, might take a little longer to remove the rollercoaster that’s now mid-ocean but they’ll tackle that too!
Yeah, I saw some pictures of that rollercoaster in the ocean. But, it’s just metal and luckily can be replaced! 🙂 Thanks.
Awsum photography.. 🙂
So full of colours 🙂
Yes, the sky was amazing that day.
hey, these are really nice. I like your feature photo. the one right on top of your home page. what’s that called?
The feature photo is one that I took not too far from where I live. It’s just an old building on someone’s land.
Great job here … it looks quite cold! The weed photo my favorite. Love the shades on the sand.
It was actually very pleasant. It was the end of summer and not too hot but not cold at all. 🙂
it was the sky … that looked so cold .. anyhow – great shots as always.
Yes, I can see that! Thanks viveka
The top photo is exquisite! As a Jersey girl, I always love to hear positive things from visitors. Thank you 🙂
I live in NYC for a couple of years. I worked for the airlines and had to cover Newark a few times. I didn’t see much of Jersey so all I knew was the very tip of it. Then eight or so years ago, Todd’s brother moved to NJ, not too far from Philly. We’ve visited many times since and I am very surprised at just how diverse (Land and people) NJ is. It is a very beautiful state. Also, I love the people. They are super friendly and polite. I am impressed. We’d move there if we both found jobs there.(it is an expensive place to live!) 🙂
What a cool story! It certainly is diverse, pretty and cultured, I don’t know about “super friendly” though, lol! The areas near Philly definitely have nicer people, it’s like a culture shock — in a positive way. I’m just 15 minutes from Newark and finding nice people is really hit or miss 🙂
I lived in Queens and I found most New Yorkers to be quite friendly too. If you had a legitimate question or needed help and stopped to ask, they were very willing to guide you. A bit less trusting at first but once a friend, always a friend.
Great photos, the NJ shore will never be the same. These photos may be priceless one day, depicting a time that has gone by. It was striking to see footage after Hurricane Sandy, with the half submerged ferris wheel sticking out of the water. It reminded me of the last scene in the original Planet of the Apes, where the Statue of Liberty was half submerged in the sand at the beach.
Yes, that scene is eery. While I tend to agree that it will probably not be exactly the same, I hope that they do rebuild it back fairly close to it’s historical self. After Katrina, little ole Mississippi rebuilt their shore very fast. It was a amazing. So if Mississippi can do it, I’m betting NJ will do it too.
Oh, it will definitely be built back up very quickly, I have no doubt. But there are always litlle nuaces that are gone after a rebuild… It will just look different, more modern. I’ve experienced this on the LI shore.
Thanks Sheila. I saw that gull sitting there looking so informative, I had to take it’s picture.
I do so hope Sandy wasn’t too damaging … Beautiful sight!
It was pretty bad from what I’ve read and from the photos I’ve seen. But, these are just wood and nails. They can be replaced. Plus, all the casinos will hopefully help rebuild. If casinos want things done, they get done quickly.
Looking at the pictures, Jersey Shore no longer looks like this. So sad. Thank you for sharing!
You are welcome. I am sure it will be back bigger and better one day.
Knowing New Jersey, they won’t stop until they’ve rebuilt the amusement park. It will take awhile, but they won’t give up – that’s such an established part of the culture. The feds just have to really come through.
Seth, these are just so good! The one with the seagull and – is that Todd? – it’s apparent that the bird is really eyeballing the human, evaluating the food potential, while the human is, of course, oblivious to this intense scutiny. And there’s a nice spatial relationship between the two that reinforces this.
Claire. Thanks so much. I thought the same thing about that bird eyeing down that man. No, it’s not Todd but I do have quite a few photos of him and the seagull attack we survived that day! 🙂 They were everywhere.
I love that pier! Great memories of many NJ Teachers Conventions held in Atlantic City’s Convention Hall on the Boardwalk! So sad…the damage was so bad, they had to cancel the Convention this year, for
the first time in 158 years!
Wow. Hopefully it will be back soon and AC will be filled with educators again. What do you teach?
Retired to FL now, but taught Home Economics (which is now called Family and Consumer Sciences, if it’s still taught at all! Ha!).
Good for you! Teachers are under appreciated. It will always be Home Economics to me! 🙂
Ahhh yes, but the pension is a beautiful thing!!!!
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you play with colors and lights so perfectly well 🙂 i’m impressed
Thank you Tanveer. I am glad you like them!
Gorgeous! I especially like the Dusk photo. I love the way the bright unnatural colors and light play against the natural light of the landscape and sky. Really nice.
Thanks so much! 🙂 🙂
You’re just brilliant! The pictures were so clear I felt like jumping inside from my PC!! Love it:)
Thanks so much Seyi for your kind words!
awesome and beautiful pics . I enjoy many photographs and images but honestly yours are the best . They are simple and yet they seemed to convey the beauty and wonders of all nature . Your photos clearly indicate how much you enjoy what you are doing.
Wow, such kind works yiyme. You made my day!
You are welcome and yes I truly enjoy your work
Ah look at that little bird. Love it. Sad such iconic places were ruined, but like you said in one your comments above, they are just wood and nails. It’s the people that matter. We will rebuild.
Yeah. Y’all will. Live will soon be back to a normal pace there. I love the seagulls. They have guts! They dove in and out of people. Stopping and begging for some pizza. They seemed to be everywhere. I have a picture that looks like a scene from the Hitchcock movie Birds.
I love your photos Seth! thanks for coming by my blog: http://paulajophotodesigns.com and liking my post. I hope you will come back often to see my photos.
Thanks Paula, I am sure I will!
Just beautiful. I can almost feel the sand and smell the salt air.
Wonderful pre- Sandy photos!
Thanks! Glad you enjoy them.
never been here, your photos really make me want to go 🙂
Thanks. I’d give it a year or so. They will need to rebuild lots of it after the storm.
yes. that is so true, and sad. all those people in such need…
Your shots are as idyllic as the ones on the news have been apocalyptic. Beautiful, and I hope the coast recovers to create many new and gorgeous memories to come.
Thanks! My guess is that the shore will be back! 🙂
I just have to say how much I LOVE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY!!! Awesome. I especially like the rich colour. Thanks Seth for bringing me the visuals every day! It’s also like armchair travelling 🙂
Atlantic City is as creepy/mysterious as your images show – to me anyway. It’s like a living ghost town, always not quite as nice as we assume it used to be.
I saw ferris wheel on first photo. Do you like to ride on them? We have one in the nearby park, and I take a ride on it time-to-time.
Yeah, they are fun. I love amusement parks.
Good to see some pre-storm snaps!
I agree. The after pictures are very depressing.
My childhood vacation place. Great photos of the boardwalk…
Thanks. I bet you have some interesting stories to tell!
I have a long multi-generational history with the Jersey Shore, particularly Ocean City, Wildwood, and Atlantic City. I enjoyed your photos of Atlantic City, and hope you come “down the shore” as we say, once it’s restored. By the way, Jackson is adorable!
Thanks so much BinkyBecky!
Love these photos, especially the colors in the seventh one.