This was taken at the Steel Pier in Atlantic City in June of 2013. I can see these two like myself riding the Wild Mouse when we were young. Now just glad to be out in the sun, walking and remembering what Atlantic City once was. I worked one summer during the 60’s in Atlantic City driving a Blue Chair on the Boardwalk.The city is constantly reinventing itself, I hope it survives. It has a great beach and boardwalk .
This is not a good picture of an alligator. I am publishing it as a comment. Lettuce Lake State Park in Tampa Florida has been the subject of some of my posts. There are miles of boardwalks leading through Florida wetlands and swamp an lookout tower over the lake. People canoe and kayak and many different species of birds and other animals live there. I have take a lot of good photos there.
People were gathered around looking at this alligator. He was sunning himself next to three turtles. One of my friends pointed to the coins laying in front of him. Apparently some idiots found it amusing to throw money at this animal to get him to move. I kinda wish he had run up the bank and bit the jerks that did that. Sometimes I like Animals Better than People
I am going to be posting images that I may have posted before with a candidate # thereby collecting a list of what I feel would be likely candidates to print for a gallery show of new images of only digital photography. This image was taken at sunrise on the Atlantic City Boardwalk near the now defunct Revel Hotel and Casino. Please feel free to leave comments if you agree or disagree about including them in a “best of” list.
Atlantic City is fun at dawn. Most people are sleeping or still desperately gambling. You may see a runner or bike rider or someone out for a walk, but even in Summer the beach and boardwalk are relatively deserted. The morning is reserved for fisherman and gulls and an ocassional photographer like myself.
Okay, so when I get up at 5:15 a.m. and run outside to take pictures of the sun rise without any coffee, I am not necessarily thinking too clearly. As I set up to wait for the sunrise I looked behind me and saw Vladimir Putin jogging up the boardwalk. I turned back to the sunrise. What!! I turned back and the guy was still far away. I didn’t notice any secret service or KGB and realized it was not Putin but just a jogger.
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The North End of the Atlantic City Boardwalk was for years not the highest rent district. All that has changed with the Revel Resort. This glass architectural beauty has a giant globe on top that is programmable. It normally looks like a large golf ball but they can change the color. One of the security guards told me on Halloween it was a giant eye like the eye of Sauron. I don’t know if I believe him It also has a world class spa by Bask, fantastic restaurants and is a smoke free environment including outdoor areas except for a small area of the casino. Buy a print and see other images at my commercial gallery.
This is the current end of the Boardwalk in Atlantic City just beyond the Revel Resort. The Boardwalk is one of the best walking/running experiences a person can have. It is even and flat and not made of concrete and it goes on for miles. Your knees don’t hurt when you are done like they might after concrete. Thos was take moments after sunrise. Se other images and buy prints at my commercial site.
Recently my wife and I celebrated our 42nd Wedding Anniversary (June 6). Last week my wife retired from her job as a High School French Teacher. I can’t wait to see what the next chapter in our life will be although it will probably begin with the publication of my first novel. We are now editing the novel together. In any case these events require a little celebration so tomorrow we are off to Revel in Atlantic City and have a spa day on Wednesday at the Bask Spa. Why, because we deserve it. I am sure there will be some new pictures when we return.Meanwhile please check out my other images at my commercial gallery.
In the summer, the Boardwalk at Atlantic City is full of people, sunbathers and tourists. The Boardwalk and Atlantic Ocean are still there in the Winter but most people are inside gambling or getting spa treatments. It is beautiful at sunrise any time of year. You can buy a print of this image and see others at my commercial gallery by clicking here.
The Revel Resort in Atlantic City is of course on the Boardwalk at the Atlantic Ocean. A great place to watch the sunrise. Buy a print of this one or see others at my commercial gallery by clicking here.