Jen Rinaldi Photography

Capturing Life's Fleeting Moments…

Summer Has Arrived! | New Jersey Landscape Photographer July 3, 2009

Summer Has Arrived!


Fun with Bri & Brittany and the ORBS November 30, 2008

Tonight we had fun with light!

Julie’s daughter Bri and her cousin Brittany were up for a little experiment that I first tried with Brianna last night.

Take a look at the result of our experiments:


There is Light Beyond the Horizon October 8, 2008

I’m sorry I don’t have anything new to share.

Tomorrow is a going to be a long tough day so I will just leave you all with these beautiful skies I’ve captured over the past year.


The Golden Hour September 24, 2008

The golden hour

The pink hue warms the sky

The golden sun slowly makes it’s way to the horizon

It falls so quickly

I’m left saddened about it’s disappearance before my eyes…leaving me in darkness

But I smile…reminding myself that this is not the end of the light

Tomorrow brings a new day and another sunrise



The Only Element We Can Exist In September 19, 2008

Light, when suddenly let in, dazzles and hurts and almost blinds us: but this soon passes away, and it seems to become the only element we can exist in.

~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827


I loved this pier…

Despite the ones below being taken at ISO 1600 (BY MISTAKE) I think I salvaged some of them to be pretty decent:

I like the sunburst…

Outer Banks, North Carolina

Bay Side


We Cannot Hold a Torch to Light Another’s Path Without Brightening Our Own September 13, 2008

We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own.  ~Ben Sweetland

Tokina 12-24

On December 1, 1875 the beacon of the Currituck Beach Lighthouse filled the remaining “dark spot” on the North Carolina coast between the Cape Henry light to the north and Bodie Island to the south. To distinguish the Currituck Beach Lighthouse from other regional lighthouses, its exterior was left unpainted and gives today’s visitor a sense of the multitude of bricks used to form the structure. The lighthouse was automated in 1939 when the United States Coast Guard assumed the duties of the Bureau of Lighthouses. At a height of 158 feet, the night beacon still flashes at 20-second intervals to warn ships hugging the chain of barrier islands along the coast.

Number of steps: 214
Height to focal plane of lens: 158 feet
Height to top of roof: 162 feet
Number of bricks: approximately one million
Thickness of wall at base: 5 feet 8 inches
Thickness of wall at parapet: 3 feet


Article I Read November 23, 2007

Just wanted to share an article I just read on Understanding Light. To read it click HERE.