As a photographer, I have spent years trying to master the technical and will happily continue for many more if I am lucky… it is a constant! When I am able to get that tack sharp image I am thrilled. In fact, that type of image was one of the aspects which first drew me to photography many years ago. So often I would look at an image and discard it if it wasn’t in focus. Creativity though is thinking out of the box, trying different things, playing and having fun, going down that overgrown path. So I decided to do just that…to create an image that is more about the mood and the feeling…the universality of feelings in a very simple image. Abandonment!
My first image is an attempt to capture the moments we are able to just stop, enjoy and just get caught up in curiosity and exploration…here’s to summer and childhood!
The weather has been so beautiful, so before the crowds descended for the holiday weekend, I decided to make that two hour drive down to Sea Isle City. I arrived about 3 and was able to photograph and then thought I would sit and read but it was one of those days to just do nothing but look out to the ocean and fall asleep! A great and spontaneous day of relaxation!
Memorial Day is the official start of the summer and my memories drift back to all those summers when my parents would pack up all my brothers and sisters and I to go to Wildwood, N.J. for the day. We would spend what seemed to be forever walking the longest beach around to get just that right spot within walking distance of the ocean, food and the bathrooms! Not an easy task! Then, we would spend the night on the boardwalk amusement piers. Hunts Pier was always one of my favorites. Who needed Disneyland when you have Wildwood!