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On my last visit to NJ my friends and I decided to take a trip down to the Ocean City Boardwalk. According to the news, because of (Hurricane) Sandy, NJ was/is pretty hard pressed for tourists due to the damaged shoreline. Well, I can tell you first hand that NJ is not hard pressed for tourists as the NJ shoreline was and is filled to the brim with people. I have been to LBI on numerous occasions and you are lucky to find a parking spot. Also, a recent trip to Island Beach State Park had me turning around due to the park being filled and no one else was allowed in. On an earlier trip to Atlantic City, again, parking was hard to come by even in the big casino parking garages. Then there is Ocean City, just take a look at the photos below and you can see for yourself that the NJ shoreline was busy, extremely busy.

The boardwalk was filled with garish props to attract anyone and everyone to their stands, booths, shops, restaurants and arcades so you can spend, spend, spend.

As I walked the boards with some trepidation during the busy summer season, it seemed somewhat masochistic. People walking around ambiguosly in every direction imaginable. Most people were unyielding in their rush to spend their money on their insatiable appetite for fun.

While this all looked hectic, in a way it was fun. I enjoyed the sights, sounds and flavors of the boards and would do it all over again.

One thing to note, if you are looking for beer or any other alcoholic beverages, Ocean City is not the place for you. it is a dry town and no alcohol allowed.

Sorry for the poor images. I only took my little point and shoot which isn’t all that good of a camera especially at night.

The images below were taken on Monday, Aug. 5th. Tourism is alive and well.
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The image below was taken on Sunday, Aug. 4th. The traffic was stopped dead going eastbound towards LBI. No tourism? HMMMM!!
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17 thoughts on “Ocean City, NJ

  1. great shots Terence…looks like an evening of fun…while I don’t do rides it is fun to see the sights! the last shot looks like the south bound lane into Toronto on the weekends… 🙂

    • Thanks Heather! It was a fun night and I especially enjoyed the soft serve ice cream. I love that stuff. The traffic gets very heavy and slow moving at times. I try to avoid certain areas during the summer but sometimes you just have to get out and enjoy the summer.

  2. Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog today (marc’s blog)…if you are interested architecture, take your camera another few minutes south of Wildwood and spend a day in Cape May–great old Victorian seaside location…though you may have already been there….

    • Thanks Marc! I have been to Cape May but not to see the architecture. I mostly go to the lighthouse park for the wildlife. I do have to make it around town one day to see the architecture though. Thanks for the theme for my next visit there.

  3. if I can afford a board for night photography.
    don’t push the ISO, working with the largest possible opening.
    The downside is that there will be little or no depth of field.
    and especially if you want to keep the natural environment, that is to say without using flash, prefer the manual mode.
    If I told you all this is that I did a lot of night shots and concerts
    and to avoid noise in the pictures,(the red pixels)
    for example, this photo series, I would have taken ISO 1600 maximum, open between f / 1,4 and f / 2.8, speed 1/15 to 1/50 s
    the opening being a specific objective must be corrected according to your.
    but it is only a board , night photography on the fly remains a difficult exercise
    best regards 🙂

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