Sunset at Sandy Hook with Sony Alpha 7

Here’s a post i was waiting for long…the one with my new Camera in action – Sony Alpha 7. The device is simply awesome!

I absolutely love beaches, lighthouses and the calmness around. One of my recent travels has been to Sandy Hook a couple of weeks back and i was so mesmerized that i went there again last Saturday. It is hardly an hour long drive from my place and is located at the North end of Jersey Shore.

I was simply in awe of the place as it is almost 6 mile long stretch with Sandy Hook Bay and Atlantic Ocean on either side. With width of the strip varying from just 0.1 to 1.0 mile, the sight of people cycling alongside or doing kayaking in the water or just enjoying the pristine beaches is amazing.

The beaches there are considered one of the finest in New Jersey and Gunnison beach in particular is one of the largest clothing optional beaches on the East Coast. Add to it the excitement when one sees the New York skyline from the beaches, as is apparent in one of my pictures below.

I and Saru drove all the way almost till the tip of Sandy Hook, where likes Fort Hancock – former United States Army Fort. We could see many historic buildings at Fort Hancock, many of them undergoing restoration as some of them even date back to 1800s. The Sandy Hook Light, the oldest working lighthouse in the US, is located on the grounds of Fort Hancock.

I guess my camera got the perfect setting on its first adventure, that would take your breath away as well🙂

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New York skyline visible in the distance
Fort Hancock historic buildings on left, some under renovation

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140 thoughts on “Sunset at Sandy Hook with Sony Alpha 7

  1. Sorry I couldn’t comment earlier as I was busy travelling.
    The place is awesome. Having spent seven years of my childhood near an Indan beach, these lovely photographs brought back the memories.
    The camera is just perfect!

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