Bhavna and I made promises to do certain things with the kids over the summer. During August, I decided to take a day off each week - alternating Wednesday’s and Thursday’s - to complete the checklist. Among them was a trip to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Bhavna had never visited Ellis Island while I had been twice, once with Shaan and once more with my daughter, Kiran, on a 5th Grade class school trip. I was a "class Dad" for Kiran's rip, a rare honour!
It was raining in Skillman, NJ but we hoped the weather in Jersey City would be better. It rained the entire boat ride to and from Ellis Island. Our tour included a stop at Liberty Island, but the heavy rain kept us on the boat.
Imagine what it was like to see this statue for the first time, covered in fog or rain, after spending months at sea, crowded inside the cargo area or cabin of a ship?
This image was captured on the return ferry from Liberty Island to Jersey City. It’s a single image “fake HDR” processed in Nik Software’s HDR Efex Pro.