The End

Black And White Photography, Joseph, Photography

Fuji X100F – 1/2400 @ f/4.5 – ISO 200

The Montauk Point Lighthouse is located at the eastern most point on Long Island or as we Long Islander’s like to say “The End”.  It was completed on November 5th, 1796 and was the very first public works project in the new United States of America. Next stop east would be the UK.

For a color version of this image please click – here

For the history of the Montauk Point Lighthouse please click – here

Advertisements

East Bath House

Black And White Photography, Joseph, Photography

Bathhouse

Fuji X100T – 1/45 @ f/5.6 – ISO 200

The Old East Bath House ticket booths at Jones Beach, Long Island Circa 1929.  Back in the day bus loads of people were dropped off just to the left of these ticket booths early in the day to insure a good spot on the beach. To this day Jones Beach is one of the more crowded beaches.

Castle Gould – Sands Point

alakajay, Black And White Photography, Photography

Let’s Celebrate our Diversity

alakajay, Black And White Photography, Photography

powwowmono
American Indian Pow Wow, Long Island, New York
Nikon D610 200mm 1/160 sec at f2.8 ISO 800

Celebrate our Diversity,
For we are very different;
Respect our uniqueness,
For each of us are distinct;

For in the end we are but one,
We all represent Humanity;
In a little speck of the universe,
On a planet we call earth.

Focus On The Flower

alakajay, Black And White Photography, Photography

ajmonofdsc_8837

A close up of a Dahlia blossom photographed on Long Island

Oheka Castle

alakajay, Black And White Photography, Photography

ajmonoDSC_6320
This Gold Coast Mansion built nearly a century ago by Otto Hermann Khan is regarded as the second largest private home in all of the United States. Located in the North Shore of Long Island in Huntington, it was Otto Khan’s country home and is comprised of 127 rooms and over 109,000 square feet.
Today a historic hotel with 32 bedrooms you can access the premises only with confirmed reservations to stay, dine or a tour and once you are in they are not too fussy if you walk around the extensive and well manicured gardens with your camera where I shot this image from.

Opening Day

Black And White Photography, Joseph, Photography

WaitingForSun

Fuji X100T – 1/1800 @ f/5.6 – ISO 200

Jones beach concession stand locked and waiting for the official opening on Memorial Day 🙂

Blue Point Oysters

Black And White Photography, Joseph, Photography

oystertwobw

Fujifilm X-T1 and Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4 R Lens – 1/250 @ f/2.8

This is a photo of an old Oyster processing plant on the South Shore of Long Island.  Look at the pile of shucked oysters on the work table.   The shores around Long Island were so rich in oysters that crushed oyster shells were actually used for landfill in some parts of Manhattan (as mentioned in the movie “The Bone Collector”). I loved the way the light was beaming in through the skylights in the roof rafters.