Took a ride down to Coney Island today to drop off some much needed food and supplies. Afterward, we went up on the boardwalk to check things out. The section we walked was in decent shape, apart from a few missing planks here and there. The Steeplechase Pier is completely f-ed and looks like some major rebuilding will be in order. TONS of sand, literally, has washed from the beach on the adjacent roads and there are crews in the process of removing and returning it to the beach, but the real devastation is for the homes and businesses destroyed by the storm. They are short of resources there from basic supplies to heat and electricity. Here's a few images I shot with my Fuji X100. It was a freezing rain at the time of these images and by the time we left the snow was coming down pretty thick. Hard to imagine we are getting hit by a nor'easter considering how much recovery is needed and today's storm is only going to complicate and prolong the process.
Not So Calm Before The Storm Â© 2010 Adam Lerner - adamlerner.net
I'm auctioning this print to help the people of Japan following the earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.
I would like you to start the bidding at $50 USD
If you would rather have another shot from my photostream just copy and paste the image into the comments and make your bid!!... The person with the overall highest bid wins...
Size and Print. 12"x18" print on Fuji Crystal Archival Paper. if you'd prefer different print or size options let me know and I will try to accommodate.
Please leave a comment with your offer.
Alternatively you could Favorite the shot in the hope that it may appear in 'Explore' (not much chance) and help publicize the Charity Print auction Group....
The highest bidder at the time the auction ends will donate that amount direct to a trusted charity helping with the relief effort in Japan, such as:
US Red Cross Donate
British Red Cross: Donate
Japanese Red Cross: Donate
Save the Children: Donate
World Vision: Donate
WANT TO BID - BUT YOU DON'T HAVE A FLICKR ACCOUNT? Please just email me with a bid and I will place the bid in the comments on your behalf: firstname.lastname@example.org
The bidding will end on 7th April 2011 at 8:00pm US Eastern time. At this time, the person who wrote/commented or emailed the highest amount will have to give this amount to a legitimate charity involved in the effort for aid for the people of Japan. On proof of donation (please take a screen grab of your donation confirmation page!), I will arrange for the print to be made and shipped to you.
I will pay for the print to be produced and pay for shipping, so all of your donation goes straight to the cause
For more information on this: CPA - CHARITY PRINT AUCTIONS - JAPAN www.flickr.com/groups/charityprintauctions/
The Hudson River Valley in Upstate New York is stunning.Â Rolling hills, old farms, beautiful old architecture, mountain vistas and very few people.Â It's amazing to find such an abundance of open sky and rural unadulterated landscape within a couple hours drive of New York City.Â I stayed at a friend's 17th century farm house and we got a chance to do a bit of a walkabout and exploration between intermittent rain clouds.
City living can feel a bit stifling, but hitting the beach - even in 50 degree weather - is the ultimate equalizer.Â The salty sea breeze, light surf and setting sun along the classic boardwalk, Parachute Jump, Cyclone, Wonder Wheel and Steeplechase Pier make for a stunning backdrop.Â It's amazing to think that my folks took me to Coney Island as a child and after all these years later I'm still drawn there.