Last Sunday while at the Metropark NJ Transit station, I bought a ticket, begged their slow ticket vending machines to go a little faster, and ran up three flights of stairs with two heavy bags (a North Face backpack with three days of clothes, and a Manhattan Portage messenger bag with my Macbook Pro and my trusty Canon T1I), just to miss a New York Penn Station bound train by about 6 seconds. Yes, I got to the platform to have the doors close in my face. It meant having to wait another half hour for a train. But I had a pretty nice weekend and it included a stop at Point Pleasant Beach, NJ on a gray, rainy afternoon. And I have to admit that i enjoy shooting on gray days – it seems to me that color pops out quite a bit more.
This clown was located outside of a ride on the boardwalk. As you can imagine, there was something kind of creepy about this clown, as though he might murder a small, unwitting child – with a laugh.
Rise-N-Shine? If you say so. This was printed on a bench on the boardwalk and it caught my attention. Of course, most of the benches I came across had some kind of writing on them but this one was the most interesting to me.
Check out some of the detail on this gigantic sand castle. You could see it up close for $1.
Each one of these adorable stuffed animals seemed to be begging you to take them to a nice home, provided that you win a couple of games.
A brief stop at Martell’s on the boardwalk for some fried shrimp, a few cheep beers and people watching (which for obvious reasons was both interesting and scary). They have a Tiki Bar which was actually under water after Sandy and they’ve essentially rebuilt the entire space in an amazingly quick period of time. Symbolically it means something to the residents of that part of Jersey.
For these photos and the rest of the photos of this project, check out the Flickr set here: