Yesterday, I wandered a two block stretch of Sea Bright, one of the many seaside boroughs in Monmouth County, New Jersey. On this occasion, I challenged myself to take photos using solely manual settings on my Nikon D3100.
After capturing these shots, I hopped into the car — taking a deep breath and inhaling the delightfully minty aroma of my new car freshener shaped like a flip-flop to complete the coastal experience. La dee dah . . . bumper-to-bumper traffic is to be expected along the Jersey Shore on sunny Sunday afternoons such as these.
The next few pictures were taken this afternoon at Pier Village, an upscale housing/retail development constructed in Long Branch a decade ago. With shops, restaurants, and accommodations hugging a well-maintained section of the North Jersey Coast, it’s no wonder Pier Village is a popular tourist destination.
Gina, way too many fantastic photos here to just pick out a few!! But I love the photo of the Roman Doric columns along the street of that Pier Village outdoor mall. Only in NJ would one see beach architecture mixed with ancient columns. 🙂 Love how your photos really shine on those manual settings – you grasped that challenge and just ran with it!! All so lovely. Seeing your car air freshener begs me to ask every fellow NJ-transplant I meet: “How long did it take you to fully master driving around wearing flip flops?” 😀 Really super-loving your latest posts and hope to see many, many more!
Roman Doric columns, awesome. That’s a new term to me and I’ll think of it every time I pass those shops from this point forward. Oh, I was the flip-flop queen even before moving to Jersey. Love them! Thanks for your comments; it feels good to be posting regularly again. 💕