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A personal blog by Khürt Williams, full of inchoate writing on photography, coffee, and geekery.

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Google+ Asbury Park Photo Walk

  • Aperture—ƒ/11
  • Camera—NIKON D40
  • Taken—13 November, 2011
  • Copyright—© Khürt L. Williams
  • Focal length—35mm
  • ISO—200
  • Location—40° 13.4971′ 0″ N 73° 59.8975′ 0″ W
  • Shutter speed—1/250s

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 organized by Scott Wynden Kivowitz – who until today I’ve only “known” on-line 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.

Google+ Asbury Park Photo Walk, Asbuary Park Boardwalk NIKON D40 20111113 5243

  • Aperture—ƒ/22
  • Camera—NIKON D40
  • Taken—13 November, 2011
  • Copyright—© Khürt L. Williams
  • Focal length—35mm
  • ISO—200
  • Location—40° 13.2249′ 0″ N 73° 59.9959′ 0″ W
  • Shutter speed—1/125s

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

Google+ Asbury Park Photo Walk, Asbury Park Bicycle trolley NIKON D40 20111113  5

  • Aperture—ƒ/8
  • Camera—NIKON D40
  • Taken—13 November, 2011
  • Copyright—© Khürt L. Williams
  • Focal length—35mm
  • ISO—200
  • Location—40° 13.3513′ 0″ N 73° 59.9325′ 0″ W
  • Shutter speed—1/250s

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 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.

Google+ Asbury Park Photo Walk, Asbury Park November 13th 2011 94 years NIKON D40 20111113  4

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!

  • Aperture—ƒ/8
  • Camera—NIKON D40
  • Taken—13 November, 2011
  • Copyright—© Khürt L. Williams
  • Focal length—35mm
  • ISO—200
  • Location—40° 13.2903′ 0″ N 73° 59.9567′ 0″ W
  • Shutter speed—1/500s

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.

Google+ Asbury Park Photo Walk, Asbury Park Wonder Bar NIKON D40 20111113  6

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.

  • Aperture—ƒ/11
  • Camera—NIKON D40
  • Taken—13 November, 2011
  • Copyright—© Khürt L. Williams
  • Focal length—35mm
  • ISO—200
  • Location—40° 13.415′ 0″ N 73° 59.954′ 0″ W
  • Shutter speed—1/160s

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.

Google+ Asbury Park Photo Walk, Asbuary Park Boardwalk NIKON D40 20111113  8

  • Aperture—ƒ/11
  • Camera—NIKON D40
  • Taken—13 November, 2011
  • Copyright—© Khürt L. Williams
  • Focal length—35mm
  • ISO—200
  • Location—40° 13.4971′ 0″ N 73° 59.8975′ 0″ W
  • Shutter speed—1/250s

Google+ Asbury Park Photo Walk, Asbuary Park Convention Hall NIKON D40 20111113 5296

  • Aperture—ƒ/11
  • Camera—NIKON D40
  • Taken—13 November, 2011
  • Copyright—© Khürt L. Williams
  • Focal length—35mm
  • ISO—200
  • Location—40° 13.4971′ 0″ N 73° 59.8975′ 0″ W
  • Shutter speed—1/200s

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.

Google+ Asbury Park Photo Walk, Asbuary Park Boardwalk iPhone 4 20111113 0206

  • Aperture—ƒ/2.8
  • Camera—iPhone 4
  • Taken—13 November, 2011
  • Copyright—© Khürt L. Williams
  • Flash fired—no
  • Focal length—3.85mm
  • ISO—80
  • Location—40° 13.4′ 0″ N 73° 59.92′ 0″ W
  • Shutter speed—1/1400s

Google+ Asbury Park Photo Walk, Asbury Park Casino NIKON D40 20111113  12

Inside the Casino

  • Aperture—ƒ/3.5
  • Camera—NIKON D40
  • Taken—13 November, 2011
  • Copyright—© Khürt L. Williams
  • Focal length—35mm
  • ISO—200
  • Shutter speed—1/50s

Google+ Asbury Park Photo Walk, Asbuary Park Boardwalk NIKON D40 20111113  13

  • Aperture—ƒ/9
  • Camera—NIKON D40
  • Taken—13 November, 2011
  • Copyright—© Khürt L. Williams
  • Focal length—35mm
  • ISO—200
  • Location—40° 13.0857′ 0″ N 74° 0.0798′ 0″ W
  • Shutter speed—1/200s

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.

Google+ Asbury Park Photo Walk, Asbury Park Casino NIKON D40 20111113  14

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.

  • Aperture—ƒ/6.3
  • Camera—NIKON D40
  • Taken—13 November, 2011
  • Copyright—© Khürt L. Williams
  • Focal length—35mm
  • ISO—200
  • Location—40° 13.0857′ 0″ N 74° 0.0798′ 0″ W
  • Shutter speed—1/250s

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.

Google+ Asbury Park Photo Walk, Sullys NIKON D40 20111113 5340

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.

  • Aperture—ƒ/6.3
  • Camera—NIKON D40
  • Taken—13 November, 2011
  • Copyright—© Khürt L. Williams
  • Focal length—35mm
  • ISO—200
  • Shutter speed—1/125s