Forever Wonder - Jordan Pond - Acadia National Park, Maine A hint of the Northern lights hides within these star trails from Jordan Pond in Acadia National Park, Maine. I find it impossible to not stare up at the night sky without curiosity or a desire to see more. Still plenty from Maine to come soon. If you feel compelled to dislike this photo, I'd love to hear why. Thanks! Google+ | Facebook | 500px | www.jackfusco.com
Star Shepherd - Bass Harbor Lighthouse, Acadia National Park, Maine This is a 20 frame panoramic taken at Bass Harbor Lighthouse in Acadia National Park, Maine. I took two rows of ten vertical shots focusing on lighting the rocks in the lower row. After 12 hours of driving from New Jersey to Acadia, this was the location that I couldn't wait to get to. The first night here ended up being the only cloudy night of my trip, so I came back the night before my 12 hour drive back to NJ and I wasn't disappointed. I took this pano, set up for some trail trails and then waited for the Milky Way set near the lighthouse. Slept for a few hours and then made the 12 hour drive back to New Jersey. Thanks for looking! Google+ | Facebook | 500px | www.jackfusco.com
The Northern Lights shine over Osar, Iceland - 1-19-2013 On my last night in Iceland, the skies finally cleared and I was lucky enough to see the Northern Lights. It was absolutely incredible to witness. www.facebook.com/jackfuscophotography
Taken in Strathmere, NJ.
Sea Isle Moonrise - Sea Isle City, New JerseyThe Moon peaks over the horizon as the Milky Way stretches across the sky in Sea Isle City. Watching the Moon rise over the ocean is one of my favorite things to see in the night sky. www.facebook.com/jackfuscophotographywww.jackfusco.com
Part 2 of my umbrella series. This 7 foot umbrella spent a 165 seconds at the edge of the crashing waves for this shot.
The Night Watch - Cape May, NJ A faint shooting stars streaks through the Milky Way as it reaches upward in front of a lifeguard stand on this Cape May, NJ beach. I headed out figuring I wouldn't drive too far since I was getting a bit of a late start. Three stops and two hours later I found myself in Cape May on this secluded patch of beach. I've wanted to get a shot like this for some time now, but I never could find the exact location to make it happen. I came across this spot after randomly picking a beach to stop at. I had forgotten my flashlight at home (oops!) so I was using my iPhone light to lead the way. I arrived shortly before Moonrise and enjoyed a beautiful night sky and saw a few shooting stars before I made the trek back to Toms River. Google+ | Facebook | 500px | www.jackfusco.com
This shot comes from a huge sunflower field in Sussex County, NJ. With all of the flooding due to the recent hurricane, we weren't sure what the conditions of the field might be or if we'd even be able to make it there, but we decided to head up anyway. We ended up taking a different route than we normally would and didn't hit any traffic or flooding. I've been a bit absent from the photo sharing sites as I've been spending all of my free time preparing for my show opening this Saturday, Sept 3 at The Gallery 13 in Asbury Park, NJ. If you're in the area swing on by! www.thegallery13.com
Icelandic Aurora The Northern Lights fill the Icelandic Sky - 1-20-2013 "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known" - Carl Sagan One of the last photos I took in Iceland just happens to be one of my favorites. I'm working on a recap of the whole trip, but in short, the last night I spent in Iceland was the only night that I was able to see the stars. The weather wasn't favorable for photography during the day and the skies completely cloud covered at night. When I saw the change in forcast call for clear skies in the North West portion of Iceland and that a Coronal Mass Ejection had hit Earth sooner than expected, to say I was filled with a nervous, excitement hardly describes it. The hours I spent driving were filled with anticipation and a fear that the forecast would once again change leaving me out under the clouds instead of the stars. I wasn't completely sure what the Northern Lights would look like when I saw them, but when I first spotted them streaking across the sky I could hardly contain my excitement. I may not have gotten to photograph all of the spots that I had hoped, but on this night, for me, I felt like I truly had found something incredible. www.facebook.com/jackfuscophotography
This shot comes from Seaside Park, NJ. I've had this composition in mind for a while now, but haven't had the opportunity to shoot it until recently. The final image is the result of 105 minutes worth of 25 second exposures that were stacked to create the trails.
Here's one of the night shots that I've taken recently. This one is from the Barnegat Lighthouse in Barnegat Light, NJ. The moon was pretty close to full, but luckily it didn't wash out the sky too much. You can check out the rest of the star trails I've been doing over at my facebook page. www.facebook.com/jackfuscophotography www.jackfusco.com
This shot comes from inside the Pine Barrens on New Jersey this past Sunday evening somewhere in Stafford, NJ. We've had a string of foggy and cloudy nights recently, so as soon as the forecast was clear I was already half way out the door. The Pine Barrens are one of the darker areas of NJ, but lacking a deep familiarization with them, I've found it difficult to find places to shoot there as it is generally a densely forested area. This shot consists of 357 25 second exposures that were stacked to create the trails
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Von - Iceland This shot was taken on my way back to Reykjavik after the sky had become very cloud covered for a while. I stopped driving to hop out and take a look around and noticed things starting to clear up a bit. I stuck around long enough to snap off a few shots and then was on my way once the clouds rolled back in. The word "Von" is the Icelandic word for hope. It's also a great album from my favorite Icelandic band Sigur Ros. Thanks for all of your votes, favorites and comments! www.facebook.com/jackfuscophotography www.jackfusco.zenfolio.com | www.jackfusco.com
I found this piece of driftwood a little ways down the beach from our resort. There wasn't too much further to walk, but something about this definitely caught my eye.
I've recently decided to start work on a square series of shots. I've posted a few already on my facebook page (www.facebook.com/jackfuscophotography) but I've been pretty bad at keeping up on here. Sorry about that!
This self portrait was taken in Ocean City, NJ. Sirius is the brightest star in the night sky and the fifth closest star to Earth. This shot was featured as part of the National Geographic's Daily Dozen the last week in November. I've been a bit absent on 500px recently, but I'm looking to make sure that changes. Visit my new site! Jack Fusco Photography Join me on Facebook! Facebook
This shot was taken in the morning hours of January 4th, 2012 during the Quadrantid Meteor shower at the East Point Lighthouse in Maurice River, NJ. The temperature ranged from a cool 15 degrees up to a warm 18 before factoring in an even colder wind. The lighter blue on the right side of the frame is the pre-twilight light as the last frame was taken approximately an hour before sunrise.
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Taken in Barnegat Light, NJ. Part of my on going square series of black and white shots. My recent shot from the Quadrantids meteor shower was posted by National Geographic in their Space Pictures This Week update and was also the NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day on January 9th. Needless to say, it was a very exciting weekend for me. I've recently created a Google+ account, so if anyone is on there, add me to your circle- Google+ Add me on Facebook
Part 1 of my Umbrella Series
A bit out of the norm for me, but I really like this shot and never got around to uploading it. It was taken in Island Beach State Park, NJ. Hope everyone has been doing well! National Geographic - Photo of the Day - "Foxes, New Jersey" (February 13, 2012) http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/foxes-pair/ Google+ | Facebook | www.jackfusco.com
Half way in to February and we finally got some snow fall. Up until the past few days, we've been fortunate enough to spend most of the Winter so far in temperatures around 50 degrees. As soon as I woke up and noticed the snow, I grabbed my camera and headed out. I had an idea of where I was headed, but not a specific location. I saw this while driving and looking for something completely different which just serves as a reminder to always keep your eyes and mind open.
Every once in a while I pay a visit to the foxes of Island Beach State Park. I generally only shoot wide angle work, so when it comes to telephoto work, I max out at 135mm. I was sitting on the ground while this fox approached and came within about 3 feet of me. He was a bit cautious while approaching and I think hoping I would have some food instead of just a camera. I just got back from Cherry Springs State Park in Pennsylvania last night, so expect some star photos soon or head over to my facebook page to check out my first upload from there. Google+ | Facebook | www.jackfusco.com
Along The Way - Acadia National Park, Maine This past Wednesday I made the 12 hour drive up from New Jersey to Acadia National Park. I've been lucky enough to hang out under beautiful clear skies each night so far with my good friend Ray Yeager. It's important to not just worry about the destination, but to notice all of the things that we go through on our path there. It's amazing to me that every single person in Acadia isn't awake the entire night out stargazing. The amount of stars is just absolutely incredible here and I could not have asked for any better conditions while I'm here. Many, many more photos to come soon. "We're going nowhere slowly, but we're seeing all the sights" - Frank Turner Google+ | Facebook | 500px | www.jackfusco.com