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Sandy Hook Beach - Gateway National Area

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 20 March 2016 in Landscape & Rural.

On the opposite of some of the sadness involving Fort Hancock is this long strand of beach that stretches southward for miles from Sandy Hook and Fort Hancock.
In season, it receives a multitude of visitors over the beach and marshland areas. Barbara and i have made most of our visits here in the "off season," but the beaches are easily capable of holding thousands without anyone feeling cramped.

Tis is truly a good escape for city dwellers! And just the pleasure of looking out across the Atlantic and watching ships travel in and out of the Ports of New York and New Jerseys are entertainment alone.

NIKON D800 1/6 second F/22.0 ISO 100 28 mm (35mm equiv.)

** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"
; Earth Wind and Fire

NIKON D800
1/6 second
F/22.0
ISO 100
28 mm (35mm equiv.)

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