I had photographed the Barnegat Lighthouse on many occasion from the mainland side and obviously it is a tremendous subject from any perspective. However after several visits I decided that I was going to photograph it from a fresh perspective, a place I had never been to, Island Beach State Park. This park is a barrier island at the southern end of Seaside Heights.
I decided one winter morning to take the trek down to the park to shoot Old Barney, little did I know that I would have to walk a good 2 miles on soft sand and dunes to to finally get to this spot. Well, as fantastic a subject as Barney is I quickly became more fascinated with these gorgeous dunes and made them a prominent part of each shot! Sometimes we need to take a look beyond the obvious to see the real beauty around us.