Under the Ventnor Pier

One of my photographic missions in 2013 is the continuation of a project I started in 2012 to photograph every major fishing pier in the mid-Atlantic region.  I want to do this to preserve their memory before disasters like hurricanes, fires and the general march of development "progress" end up taking them from us. Several of the New Jersey piers I shot in 2012 were either badly damaged or completely destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in October of 2012 so when I heard that the National Weather Service was forecasting a very active Atlantic coastal hurricane season for 2013, I knew I needed to get moving on my pier project for this season.  This is the underside of the Ventnor City Fishing Pier just off of South Cambridge Street.  It's one of two remaining fishing piers in the Ventnor City area.  The other pier is located between South Exeter and South Essex Avenues.  Ventnor City is located about two miles south of Atlantic City in Atlantic County.  The storm clouds on Saturday afforded me a dramatic sky, less glare and longer exposure times to work with.   

Shot with the Nikon D7000 with a Sigma 10-20mm lens @ 15mm with a B+W brand ND110 10 stop neutral density filter to allow a long exposure during the day.  Manual (bulb) exposure mode, F11, 6 second exposure time, ISO 160, spot metering.  Camera was tripod mounted and shutter triggered with Nikon infrared remote.