Earlier this week, in my post about the walk Ashley and I took to take pictures around Ocean City, I posted a few pictures of the boardwalk amusement parks that were closed during the week. On Saturday, our last day in Ocean City, Ashley and I were able to visit those parks twice. First during the day and again at night. My favorite picture from during the day would probably be this one of the chair swing with the ferris wheel in the background. I like the brightness of the day and it looks like the little girl on the swing is enjoying herself.
We were also able to take a ride on the big ferris wheel and get a couple pictures of the view and enjoy our first ever ferris wheel ride together.
One of the things I most looked forward to while in Ocean City, New Jersey was watching the sunrise over the ocean. Not only was I able to see a few good sunrises I was also able to see a beautiful sunset the night before we returned to Pittsburgh. The sunrise that is in the pictures below ended up better than we expected. Because of the heavy cloud cover, we were afraid that we might not see anything, but after a little patience, the sun came up above the clouds instead of above the horizon and it looked great.
For sunset, we drove over to a pretty much random street near the Longport/Ocean City Bridge to take pictures of the sunsetting over Great Egg Harbor Bay. I hope you enjoy these scenes as much as we did when we witnessed them.
Last week’s photo of the week was a sunrise and this week’s is a sunset picture. This was taken the last night we were in Ocean City on the bayside of the island. I didn’t take many pictures with my phone in the last week so this one won the best picture I took with my phone over the week.
On Wednesday (May 14th), Ashley and I went for a walk down the boardwalk and in Ocean City to take some pictures. Since the beach season doesn’t start until Memorial Day, it was pretty quiet around town and the rides are only open on the weekend. Here are some of the pictures I took on our walk. Later in the week I will post some pictures of the rides when they were running during the day and at night.
The view of the boardwalk from the house we rented for the week.
Walkway to the beach
One of the amusement parks on the boardwalk.
The amusement park is not open during the week until after Memorial Day.
One of the two amusement parks on the boardwalk not open until the weekend.
Right now I am thrilled to be in Ocean City, New Jersey and even though the weather is a little cool this week, I’m enjoying the sights and sounds of the ocean and boardwalk here.
Yesterday, my mom and I woke up early (5:30am) to see the sunrise over the ocean and I actually decided to use my iPhone more than my camera for the shots. I used the HDR feature of my the phone’s camera and I walked out on the beach and got this great shot of the sun rising with the fences zig-zagging on the dunes. It was a beautiful sight. I usually prefer to leave sunrises and sunsets untouched, but I decided to try out the filters and liked the way it came out.