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Police patrolling a powerless seaside town after hurricane Sandy passed through. This is Pt. Pleasant beach in NJ.

Police patrolling a powerless seaside town after hurricane Sandy passed through. This is Pt. Pleasant beach in NJ.
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32 Comments | Report
desertpagan
 
desertpagan November 25, 2012
Very nice!
MarcoZ
 
MarcoZ November 25, 2012
Amazing!!
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korinna December 03, 2012
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tonyb1969
 
tonyb1969 December 09, 2012
Very nicely done.
*VOTED*
jleiweke
 
jleiweke February 22, 2013
Congrats! Awesome Shot!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta February 22, 2013
Great time-exposure shot. Congrats on your feature.
VivienneB
 
VivienneB February 22, 2013
fantastic shot!
melissa3339
 
melissa3339 February 22, 2013
Cool shot! Congrats!
geeuy
 
geeuy February 22, 2013
Congrats!
Carli
 
Carli February 22, 2013
brilliant shot! congrats :D
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mailsmc February 22, 2013
Very cool shot! Congrats on your feature!
catini
 
catini February 22, 2013
Beautiful capture, great composition. Congrats on your feature!
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions February 22, 2013
congrats
tetvet PRO+
 
tetvet February 22, 2013
congrats
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 February 22, 2013
Cool shot! Congrats!
Coomanator
 
Coomanator February 22, 2013
This is an awesome long exposure. Masterfully done. Congratulations on the "Feature".
vespapilot
 
vespapilot February 22, 2013
great.
iceman2
 
iceman2 February 22, 2013
Congrats!
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KGSPhoto February 22, 2013
Thanks everyone for the congrats and taking the time to look at my work!
bacon
 
bacon February 22, 2013
Stunning photo
mloiz
 
mloiz February 22, 2013
Nice capture! Well done!
Jewel
 
Jewel February 22, 2013
Cool, nice shot! Congratulations on your feature!
rachmonte
 
rachmonte February 22, 2013
Nice!!! Congrats.
shopwood3
 
shopwood3 February 22, 2013
Awesome as Always :)
nitti
 
nitti February 22, 2013
Congrats!
safirahishami
 
safirahishami February 23, 2013
great shot! congrats :))
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon February 24, 2013
Clever use of time. Congratulations on your feature
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter February 24, 2013
Beautiful work. Congrats on your feature. - Jake
Patty1948
 
Patty1948 February 25, 2013
wow i take it you used an extremely long shutter speed to capture this, great thinking and great capture. geesh can't even see the cars. I take it that cars did the streaking lights lol.
ovosphotography
 
ovosphotography February 26, 2013
great!
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DavyQuo March 14, 2013
great capture ... congratulations on feature !
jrsosky
 
jrsosky June 03, 2013
That's very cool!

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey 2 days after Super Storm Sandy swept through the tri-state area. I work for a local news channel as a photojournalist so I was able to get into hard hit areas immediately following the storm.
Time
This shot was taken just after 10pm in late October.
Lighting
There was absolutely no electricity on in town due to the storm knocking out power for most of the region so this shot was taken in true darkness. There's a little bit of light pollution coming from the west behind the homes, I guess where the street lights were working. The light streaks cutting through the frame are from a patrolling police car making sure the streets were safe and no one was trying any funny business since most locals had evacuated inland.
Equipment
I used my old Nikon D90, a Manfrotto tripod and a remote shutter release.
Inspiration
I wanted to capture just how dark everything was in this beach community after Sandy had come through. I was going to just take a night sky/landscape scene when I saw a police car coming down the road. So I waited for him to get closer and once he was just out of frame I opened the shutter for the long exposure.
Editing
I used Lightroom for my post processing needs. Adjusted the lens distortion and horizon and brought down the highlights from the car lights. Brought up the clarity a bit and the blacks and shadows.
In my camera bag
Currently I normally have my Nikon D600 and my old D90 in my bag. Along with a Nikor 24mm-85mm f/3.5 and a Tokina 16mm-28mm f/2.8 wide angle lens. Tons of ND filters ranging from half stop to 6 stops, UV filters and my remote shutter release.
Feedback
If you are going to shoot at night or shoot light trails you'll want to a sturdy tripod and a shutter release. Depending on how dark it is you will need to crank up the ISO but be aware of digital noise.

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