9.12.11 ~ 255/365

13 Sep

If there was a “insane-o-meter”, I think Phriend and I would be at the high end of the spectrum. In a good way, of course 🙂
About two weeks ago, we made plans to head up to a beach in northern NJ on 9/11 where we planned on setting up our tripods and getting an epic, award-winning shot of the “9/11 Tribute In Lights” (88 beams of light made to look like “reflections” of the Twin Towers in the area where they once stood).
We packed up the cameras, lenses, tripods, remotes, flashlights….and unfortunately, rain gear and headed out shortly after dinner in hopes of getting to the beach at sunset.
We arrived just minutes before the 7:12 sunset, and after hiking nearly a half-mile with all our gear, staked our claim and waited….
….and waited…
……….and waited…
…………….and waited a bit more…

Around 8:00, we looked around and realized we were all alone on a pitch-black beach…and we had yet to see the lights. Due to passing storms all day, the low-lying clouds must have prevented us from seeing the tribute lights. We packed up and stumbled our way back to the car.

All was not lost though– we stopped at the Sandy Hook Lighthouse and were able to get photos of the lighthouse with starbursts (not without getting nearly eaten alive by mosquitos…I still have no left knuckles…)

ETA…ok…Phriend’s Story puts mine to shame. If you want a good laugh…go read her dead-on account of the night. I should just delete everything I have written above and direct everyone to her page- her story paints a colorful picture!


Posted by on September 13, 2011 in September


3 responses to “9.12.11 ~ 255/365

  1. Trish ~ ♥ ~

    September 13, 2011 at 1:48 am

    Once again it was great fun! And I did stop at the fire house memorial. Set the tripod and took several quick, really quick shots. Then, by mistake, hit the panic button on my car. That was great, 11:30 pm all alone at the fire house with the blast of the alarm. I dropped you off a little to soon.

  2. karren hubrich

    September 13, 2011 at 2:16 am

    Sorry about the planning and work that didn’t work out. This one of the lighthouse is a nice photo though. I will check out the post you recommended. Yours was pretty funny.

  3. Gretchen

    September 16, 2011 at 1:13 am

    You had fun though! Love this shot… the shadows are very cool! =)


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