Google+ Asbury Park Photo Walk

By on November 14th, 2011 in Photography

Today I met up on the Asbury Park Boardwalk with a group of photogs. Some are work friends, and the rest were strangers. The walk was organised by Scott Wyden Kivowitz - who until today I've only "known" online and Daryl Meek. My friend and I drove down together. We got lost and ended up in Rumson, but we enjoyed the scenic route - lined with expensive shore homes - to Asbury Avenue.

— Nikon D40 + Nikon 35 mm f/1.8 @ (35 mm, f/8.0, ISO200), © Khürt L. Williams
Asbury Park Boardwalk, Asbury Park, New Jersey— Nikon D40 + Nikon 35 mm f/1.8 @ (35 mm, f/8.0, ISO200), © Khürt L. Williams
Kate at Asbury Park Boardwalk, Asbury Park, New Jersey— Nikon D40 + Nikon 35 mm f/1.8 @ (35 mm, f/5.6, ISO200), © Khürt L. Williams
Asbury Park Boardwalk, Asbury Park, New Jersey— Nikon D40 + Nikon 35 mm f/1.8 @ (35 mm, f/22, ISO200), © Khürt L. Williams

The windy air was crisp but cool. We caught up with the larger group about a quarter of the way down the boardwalk.

Asbury Park Boardwalk, Asbury Park, New Jersey— Nikon D40 + Nikon 35 mm f/1.8 @ (35 mm, f/8.0, ISO200), © Khürt L. Williams

As we walked along, I saw this elderly woman sitting with her aide. I was reluctant at first but my desire to get the shot over came to my anxiety. I walked over, introduced myself and asked her permission to take her photograph. She had an interesting story to tell. She was born in Jersey City but moved to Asbury Park with her family when she was just two years old. She's now 94 years old. She's becoming to this very boardwalk almost her entire life. Imagine the stories she could tell about what the boardwalk was like long ago and how much it has changed. I regret I forgot her name.

This woman has lived in Asbury Park her whole life. I regret I forgot her name. She had an interesting story to tell me after I asked her if I could take her photo. She was born in Jersey City but moved to Asbiry Park with her family when she was just two years old. She\'s now 94 years old. Imagine the stories she could tell!. Asbury Park Boardwalk, Asbury Park, New Jersey— Nikon D40 + Nikon 35 mm f/1.8 @ (35 mm, f/8.0, ISO200), © Khürt L. Williams

The Wonder Bar is a local night club with a storied musical history, associated with such famous local legends as Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Clarence Clemmons, Lance Larson and many others.

The Wonder Bar is a local night club with a storied musical history, associated with such famous local legends as Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Clarence Clemmons, Lance Larson and many others. Wonder Bar, Asbury Park, New Jersey— Nikon D40 + Nikon 35 mm f/1.8 @ (35 mm, f/11, ISO200), © Khürt L. Williams

My friend Chris, Prasanna and I had a great time chatting out our photography wish list. We added a fourth person, [John Carig](John Craig) to our smaller group. We talked about our families - we all have kids are varying age groups - before heading into the mall for a bite.

Convention Center, Asbury Park Boardwalk, Asbury Park, New Jersey— Nikon D40 + Nikon 35 mm f/1.8 @ (35 mm, f/11, ISO200), © Khürt L. Williams

The iPhone Camera+ (with Clarity filter applied) can produce some very good images. The key is good light. We had a cloudy early morning sky but the sun was shining through.

Asbury Park Boardwalk, Asbury Park, New JerseyApple iPhone 4 + Apple @ (3.85 mm, f/2.8, ISO80), © Khürt L. Williams
Inside the old casino. Asbury Park Boardwalk, Asbury Park, New Jersey— Nikon D40 + Nikon 35 mm f/1.8 @ (35 mm, f/3.5, ISO200), © Khürt L. Williams
Asbury Park Boardwalk, Asbury Park, New Jersey— Nikon D40 + Nikon 35 mm f/1.8 @ (35 mm, f/9.0, ISO200), © Khürt L. Williams

The Casino once contained an Ice Skating Rink, hosted Roller Derby and Flea Markets and was used as the setting for the movie "City by the Sea" starring Robert DeNiro.

The Casino once contained an Ice Skating Rink, hosted Roller Derby and Flea Markets and was used as the setting for the movie \"City by the Sea\" starring Robert DeNiro. Casino, Asbury Park Boardwalk, Asbury Park, New Jersey— Nikon D40 + Nikon 35 mm f/1.8 @ (35 mm, f/6.3, ISO200), © Khürt L. Williams

Before we left, we stopped at Sully's for a hot latte. They have an extensive menu and many items are named after local landmarks. I liked the description of "The Boss" sandwich, but our hostess let me know that he eats mostly vegetarian these days.

Asbury Park Boardwalk — — Nikon D40 + Nikon 35 mm f/1.8 @ (35 mm, f/22, ISO200), © Khürt L. Williams

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