Independence Parade Held in Cape May, New Jersey

It’s been a while since I’ve photographed the Cape May parade.
For the first time in a while, I had an open day Saturday. So, I figured I’d head to Cape May to make some pictures. A slideshow is attached:[photoshelter-gallery g_id=”G0000aaAKHeqJdOs” g_name=”Independence-Day-Parade-Held-In-Cape-May-New-Jersey” f_show_caption=”t” f_show_slidenum=”t” img_title=”f” pho_credit=”f” f_link=”t” f_enable_embed_btn=”t” f_send_to_friend_btn=”t” f_fullscreen=”t” f_topbar=”t” f_bbar=”t” f_htmllinks=”t” fsvis=”f” width=”600″ height=”450″ f_constrain=”t” bgcolor=”#AAAAAA” btype=”old” bcolor=”#CCCCCC” crop=”t” trans=”xfade” tbs=”3000″ f_ap=”t” bgtrans=”f” linkdest=”c” twoup=”f” f_bbarbig=”” f_show_watermark=”f” f_smooth=”f” f_mtrx=”f” f_up=”f” target=”_self” wmds=”llQ6QNgpeC.p1Ucz7U.f31DCOYyTpFykMgj045yRgrmmsoSWz7y.TQl3IfKi6Fb7wH.Yog–” ]

Wildwood RAW

On Monday I took a ride to the Jersey Shore to check on the house. I brought a D200 and an 18-55mm lens just in case I found something interesting to photograph.

I found myself in Wildwood near the beach. I drove past the Wildwoods sign and beach ball sculpture and realized I’d never photographed that scene. Then parked the car and went to work.

The slideshow below shows the original RAW image, untoned. And the second shows the toned JPEG version. The lighting on the original version was pretty flat. So, working in Photoshop, I kicked up the contrast a bit and burned down the clouds. Notice that whe I toned the image, the color popped a bit more.

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