Broken Pier

I have been looking for this spot for quite some time now. I saw couple of shots of this pier on 500px and Flickr, but for some reason nobody had put the location to this place. So, a few weeks back I stared searching the Jersey coastline on GoogleMaps, beach by beach to check where exactly it is. Finally found it on 59th Street in Ocean City about 2 hours drive from where I live. That evening I decided to drive down there. It was quite a long drive to take just one or two shots..

Broken Pier at Ocean City
Broken Pier at Ocean City
Broken Pier at Ocean City
Broken Pier at Ocean City
Broken Pier at Ocean City
Broken Pier at Ocean City
Broken Pier at Ocean City

As it turns out I didn’t take 2 but 7 unique shots 🙂 . And I like all of them. Also do checkout the Free Desktop I have made from one of these shots.

I reached this spot at around 7 pm. The sunset time was 8:27, so I had a lot of time to kill. Unfortunately the natural light was not so soft at 7 pm, and I wasn’t planning to stay the night there, and it was a long drive back. So In order to make these long exposure shots I stacked two .6ND filters on my Sigma 10-20 and one .6ND Grad filter to make sure Sky doesn’t get washed out. That allowed my to keep longer exposure, more saturation in the colors and good texture on the water surface.

7 Comments on “Broken Pier

  1. really nicely done. I, too have been looking for this pier. I’ve been to Ocean City but guess I didn’t look good enough. Thanks for sharing the location. Now I can stop my mapquest search!

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