Project journals

Pat Trotter

Sunset at the Docks

Sunset was a beautiful and quiet time at the dock today. With a lack of any noticeable wind the bay was very still which made the reflections of the boats stand out. I used both the mirrorless and DSLR cameras with different lenses – just experimenting with light and focal

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More old houses

Another day of seeking out the old cottages on Long Beach Island for the old house project. Stayed around my neighborhood and found several within a few blocks. Not all will qualify for the book project – but for now am keeping the criteria pretty broad. As these houses are

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Old Beach Houses

I have frequently taken pictures of old houses on Long Beach Island that I knew would someday be torn down and replaced by a huge modern edifice. The idea of making this into a project came as a result of attending a workshop and after posting my intention on social

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Haglers Marina

Another aspect of the Jersey Shore project is to highlight the activities of the various marinas. Thousands of boat owners rely on these facilities to provide safe harbor for their boats and personal water craft. Haglers Marina in Brant Beach on Long Beach Island is a small marina that provides

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Fog

Woke up to thick fog this morning and headed down to the docks hoping for some moody pictures. The fog was so thick you couldn’t see across the bay and it lent an air of isolation to the harbor. I used the time to gather the detail photos that will

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First Day of Spring

First day of spring and what better place to be than down at the commercial fishing docks? Today I was planning to do environmental portraits. Captain Owen Smith was working on his boat, the Relentless, a 76’ steel scalloper that he bought in 2002. He told me their record haul

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