Hurricane Irene reports over the weekend pretty much skipped reporting on New Jersey but I did hear that it made landfall at Egg Harbor Inlet, just a few miles north of Ocean City. This summer I took this photo one evening on the boardwalk. The Shrivers Salt Water Taffy store and production facility is the oldest business on the Boardwalk, founded in 1898. It’s website states that they are open, so fortunately any damage apparently wasn’t enough to shut them down!
This photo was shot handheld at an ISO of 3200 and 1/400th of a second at f 2.8. It is a fairly “noisy” digital image, particularly viewed in a larger size, but I always encourage people to try shooting at high ISO’s. Depending on your camera, you may be surprised at the quality image you may get. I do recommend using a tripod at times like these, but you may get a decent image without one.