Do you have any of those must shoot, iconic places or landmarks close to home? One of those places you’ve photographed a hundred times? Well I think we all do and as much as we hate to go back to those places again and again, we go anyway.
This is one of those places, the famous Casino Building in Asbury Park, NJ. It’s a shell (literally) of it’s former self but people still come from all over just to get a glimpse of some of the fascinating history here in Monmouth County. Just last week when I was shooting here a mother and daughter approached me asking a variety of questions about this building and the town next door, Ocean Grove. They were from New Hampshire.
So what approach do you take when visiting a place like this in your “neck of the woods”. I recently found a couple of articles on shooting these such places and the most consistent recommendation was to shoot at non-traditional angles, at non-typical hours, and under extreme environmental conditions. All designed to capture these familiar places in the most nontraditional manner.
I can’t say that I captured all of those suggestions in this shot, but my intent was to present something rather unique for an all to familiar subject. Now I know for most of my viewers this scene is fairly new to you but I’ve posted shots of this landmark several times before. They can be seen here and here. Unique enough?
So, what about you? Have one of these iconic landmarks in your neck of the woods? Why not share it with us by posting a link in the comments section for all to see? Would love to see it!