Jen Rinaldi Photography

Capturing Life's Fleeting Moments…

Hold Infinity in the Palm of Your Hand July 1, 2009

“To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,

Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour.”

~William Blake

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Oasis May 19, 2009

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Wishing I Was Here April 1, 2009

Our memories of the ocean will linger on, long after our footprints in the sand are gone.

~Anonymous


Outerbanks, North Carolina – Sept 2008

 

Blue Skies at the Kitty Hawk Dunes February 8, 2009

This week I needed a little distraction from the work I was doing so I dove into some unedited photos from my trip to Outer Banks back in Aug/Sept of this year.
The photos below were taken in the Kitty Hawk Dunes. The sky was AMAZING that day.  So blue…and a polarizer doesn’t hurt either! If you don’t have one for shooting the sky…get one!
I can’t even describe what it’s like to climb dunes this tall and then walk around inside of them.   The silence you experience while you’re in the dunes is amazing.
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The dunes are famous for hang gliding:

Honestly, I could have stayed there for hours but I dragged my poor mom around enough so I took the photos I wanted and we headed to our next destination that day.

Mom in the Dunes
Mom in the Dunes…
This is me doing my own impersination of Titanic on top of the Dunes (taken by my mom)
If you’ve never seen or heard about these dunes do a search for “Kitty Hawk Dunes” on youtube.com and take a look at some of the videos people have posted.

 

Wish You Were Here… December 29, 2008

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA

After Heather & I did portraits at the beach we enjoyed the sunset by the pier…wish I was still there…

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My Weekend “Tryin” To Relax August 24, 2008

I’ve been so busy lately that I really needed a leisure-filled weekend more than you could imagine!  My friend Jo Ann and I decided to have a “Jen & Jo Fun Filled Weekend.”

Friday we did a photo shoot of Jo Ann that I have been dying to do (more to come on that soon!!!) and then Saturday was the Beach….

Below is my lovely view of the Ocean at Spring Lake Beach in NJ.  We had THE MOST BEAUTIFUL beach day ever.  We had great spot on the beach with a gorgeous view, perfect temperature, a wonderful breeze, and good company!

I even made a friend on the beach:

Today we just hung out, had a delicious lunch, and Jo Ann came food shopping with me – WOO HOO FUN!  (Yes, I forgot to put sunscreen on my face until it was too late and my face is red like a lobster.)

 

Jersey Shore – Part II February 5, 2008

WOW! On January 13th my blog hit 2000 which I thought was tremendous but then in less than one month it reached over 3000 hits today (in just 23 days!)!

Thanks to all of my loyal readers!

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Yesterday I posted the beginning of my series on the Jersey Shore.

Today the Jersey Shore Series continues…

I love how the color of the algae popped when it was tonemapped:

A few more tonemapped beach shots…really brings out the color:

 

Not tonemapped just tweaked in Photoshop for levels, shadows & highlights:

I hope you’re enjoying the series. Part III will come soon…I have some experiments of “smooth water” that I attempted that I want to edit and share with you all (most likely in my next post). Then there are still the series of photos I took at the Abandoned Asbury Park Casino on the boardwalk that I will be working on soon.