As I scan back over my “recent” posts, I realize that the way I opened my last post could just as easily be the opening for this one. I started my last blog post by saying:
“Sometimes things just happen and the next thing you know, two weeks have gone by without a blog post. [...]
We’re half way through January already. I keep reading posts from friends saying what a great start to the year it has been for them and I feel jealous, envious, and somehow cheated. This year has started off very slowly for me. Knock out a week when I was laid up with a respiratory virus [...]
Good Morning Everybody!
Before looking forward, let me wrap up a quick look back at the past two months or so which has been a period of change. First I changed the name of my business from “It’s My Nature: Photography by Ed Vatza” to the much simpler, much more direct and I hope more [...]
My familiarity with the Sandy Hook, NJ portion of Gateway National Recreational Area goes back probably a decade. It started with an interest in lighthouses that my wife and I share and a visit to the Sandy Hook Lighthouse. Originally built in 1764, Sandy Hook is the oldest lighthouse still in existence in America.
“Pilings” – Belmar Fishing Club Pier, Belmar, NJ
(Canon 5D Mark II, 24-70mm f.2.8L lens w/ Singh-Ray Vari-ND filter, tripod; 2.0 sec @ f/22, ISO 50, 0 EV)
“Roiled Surf” – Sea Girt, NJ
(Canon 5D Mark II, 70-200mm f/2.8L IS lens w/ Singh-Ray Vari-ND filter, tripod; 2.0 sec @ f/22, ISO 50, [...]
Yet another image from last weekend’s trip to Sandy Hook, NJ. I was drawn to this scene by the way the ice had formed on the rocks. After getting home and processing the image, I found that I wasn’t really pleased with what I had. There was, believe it or not, too much blue. [...]
(0.8 sec @ f/22; ISO 100; -1/3 EV)
(0.8 sec @ f/22; ISO 100; -1EV)
These were the only blurs that I did during our recent (weekend past) trip to Sandy Hook, NJ. The layers of water/ice followed by reeds followed by more water/ice and more reeds before finally reaching the sky just [...]
8.0 sec @ f/22; ISO 100; -1/3 EV
6.0 sec @ f/22; ISO 100; -2/3 EV
Barb and I were up at 0400 and headed off for Sandy Hook. We arrived before sunrise, actually before civil twilight, and I set up on Chokecherry Beach to photograph the sunrise. The morning was tad cloudier [...]
What can I say? That title pretty much sums up my yesterday.
We had decided earlier in the week that, weather permitting, we would head down to the Jersey shore and visit some of our favorite lakes and ponds in search of wintering ducks and such. Yesterday’s forecast was the better of the two [...]
This is another image from the past Sunday’s trip to the North Shore. Sunrise was at 0658. We left home at 0455 and it is an hour and 45 minute drive. So doing the math, you will see that we arrived in that period between civil twilight and actual sunrise. I knew exactly where [...]