Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Sandy Hook Light

Sandy Hook Light

I haven't been out with my camera in some time now. I just haven't had time to. Hopefully "with time", as I get more used to this disciplined (tied-up???) life I'll learn to juggle things better. I swear, I am trying.

Meanwhile, here's yet another lighthouse that we added to our "collection" recently. Sandy Hook Light (built in 1764) located almost on the tip of New Jersey is the oldest continuously working lighthouse in US. It was shot on a beautiful afternoon that we spent outdoors with my husband's cousin.

The park surrounding it was completely deserted and we had this beacon all to ourselves...almost like our own quiet, private getaway. On the flip side, since the light stays closed in winters, we could not get to climb up into the tower to get the view of New York Bay and Atlantic. Next time, perhaps!

30 comments:

Padma said...

beautiful shot. Love the clean lines of the building and the lighthouse against the blue backdrop of the sky.

Moi said...

Thank you Padma and welcome here :)

Moi said...

Thank you Padma and welcome here :)

Gawdess said...

really nice - I like the perspective and the contrasts so much and so crisp - I live in a landlocked area of Canada and would love to collect something like lighthouses!

Anna said...

I wish I lived in a lighthouse. :)

BouBou's said...

*L* I got confused when I first saw the post title. Sandy Hook? How did you get to Sandy Hook? And when did they get a lighthouse? This would be a town by that name in Manitoba, near where I grew up. ;-D

Beautiful picture. I love how it stands about against that fluffy sky.

A.

Kerri said...

OH I LOVE this Moi!!! A Pciture PERFECT Postcard!!!! Great job!!!
And I bet it was a LOT of FUN VISITING!!

gaz said...

this is great - i love the angle.

YesBut said...

You'll have to get yourself a small P&S camera to carry around in your pocket.

Lori said...

How beautiful. I love the puffy clouds that were in the sky that day. It looks like it was glorious!

Melanie said...

Lovely! I love light houses! I've been in NC for a year and still have never seen one. My sister will be visiting in a few weeks so I will have some new pixs soon. We are going to try to see all the lighthouses in the outerbanks.

Yankee, Transferred said...

Oh my! This photo is just spectacular! I love this! So crisp and bright and beautifully framed.

Stacey Huston said...

You have some really unique shots. thanks for sharing

Stacey Huston said...

You have some really unique shots. thanks for sharing

photowannabe said...

Good to see you posting again Moi. Life does get in the way of blogging sometimes doesn't it?
Beautiful lighthouse shot. I love the puffy clouds framing it.
Blog when you can. I love seeing your work.

bsouth said...

I really love that lighthouse shot. It's a great picture.

GMG said...

Always loved lighthouses; maybe because they usually stand in some gorgeous places... ;)
Thanks for your comments at Blogtrotter. I'm still in the Greek Isles there, but far from lighthouses... :(
Have a great weekend!
Gil

Kerri said...

Lighthouses are chock a block full of history and romance, aren't they? I love them too!! Again you've outdone yourself with this glorious photo. The building, that beautiful sky...fabulous girl! Hope you're enjoying your new surroundings and will soon find a bit more time to relax.

Annie said...

Hello Moi, Your life sounds full of work with not enough play right now. So I fully understand why you might dream of holidays and vacations.

Mark said...

Hi Moi,
What all this about being tied up all the time...is there something you want to tell us.

Cheers Mark

joey said...

Enjoyed my visit through a fella' phototographer's eye ... always a joy to see life from another perspective.

Lara said...

beautiful photo!

ruth said...

Oh, what a great lighthouse! "Sandy Hook"! I don't know that I ever saw this lighthouse, but when my sister's husband became a chaplain in the Army years ago, they lived out there. Is Sandy Hook a town too? I remember Redlands. I don't even remember the name of the Army base. They lived in a big old house/apartment building right on the water, and I loved it.

BouBou's said...

for Ruth:
Yes, Sandy Hook is a small town in Manitoba, near Lake Winnipeg. A friend of mine hated being referred to as a "Sandy Hooker." LOL

A.

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ruth said...

I mean the Sandy Hook in New Jersey! I wouldn't wanna be called a Sandy Hooker in either one. :)

Sonia said...

Just beautiful lighthouse's photo!

Ash said...

Gorgeous light and image!

Sandrine said...

Lovely shot! beautiful colors... and sky!

Max-e said...

Hi Moi, this is a really nice looking old lighthouse. They have a charm of their own. Pity you were not able to visit it.