Playland Castaway Cove (OC, NJ) announces Gale Force

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Re: Playland's Castaway Cove (OC, NJ) announces Gale Force

Postby The Great Zo » Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:05 pm

I passed through Ocean City tonight. My trip was unrelated to Gale Force, but I was sure hoping it'd be up and running by now. Unfortunately, it wasn't meant to be.

But hey, whatever, have some pictures anyway because I feel like it!
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The figurative sun has yet to rise on Gale Force, so have this sunset photo instead.
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It looks like what you'd get if a Premier launch clone and Lost Gravity had a tiny-size kid.
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Spokes of the wheel.
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Hazy evening at the beach.
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I was not paid for this wedding photography.
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A look at Castaway Cove from the beach. The wheel and super shot were running all evening.
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Even the birds are waiting impatiently for the thing to open.
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Sorry, another sunset picture.
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OK, one more. Reflections are cool.
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The main boardwalk entrance to Castaway Cove at night.
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Long exposure on the wheel provides a neat effect.
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Grr. So close, and yet...
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A wider view of Gale Force. Because everything at Castaway Cove is packed in so tightly, it's hard to set up for good night photography.
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So, yeah, I rode the spinner. Credit granted. Cha-ching. I'm horrible.
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It's no Jungle Twist, but it was fun. For some reason, the train got sent around for 6 or 7 laps. About 5 or 6 more than I really needed.
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Somebody here will probably appreciate this shot, so here you go.
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Some day, Gale Force. Some day.
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A distant view of Castaway Cove from the Music Pier.
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The north end of the boardwalk at night. It was really, really hazy, which was fun for photography.
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Looking down the boardwalk. It's after labor day, but as it was a Friday night, there were still a lot of people around.
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OK, this isn't Castaway Cove -- it's the wheel at Gillian's. Had to post this one.
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One more from Gillian's to close it out -- a 10-second exposure from down on the beach. Will never get tired of shooting Ferris wheels at night!
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That's it!

Oh, and that spinner was probably my last coaster of 2016. What a way to end it.
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Postby djcoastermark » Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:18 pm

That last shot ! That's the way to end any trip. beautiful.

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Postby GCI Wooden » Sat Sep 10, 2016 5:07 am

You're pictures are incredible, Andy! Loved all the sunset shots and I'm always a fan of long exposures at theme parks at night.

Thanks for posting!
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Postby cfc » Sat Sep 17, 2016 5:17 am

Excellent photos, Andy. I agree with your description of Gale Force.
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Postby DoinItForTheFame » Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:55 am

WOW!! Amazing photos!!

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Postby boldikus » Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:08 am

Incredible photos!!
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Postby Henry M » Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:10 am

Some seriously good photos.
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Postby ObeyTheShihTzu! » Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:01 pm

You got some truly standout shots! Some of them wonderfully moody in that "feel" of photography popular in the 40's and 50's. That misty eastern shore and the eerie nighttime boardwalk certainly evokes nostalgia to anyone who's familiar with that part of the country. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us.


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Postby 805Andrew » Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:02 am

Awesome shots Andy! You make the Jersey shore look nice. I'll eventually have to hit the Jersey Shore the next time I'm in the NorthEast, especially since they are getting some more interesting rides.
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Re: Playland's Castaway Cove (OC, NJ) announces Gale Force

Postby larrygator » Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:27 am

805Andrew wrote:Awesome shots Andy! You make the Jersey shore look nice. I'll eventually have to hit the Jersey Shore the next time I'm in the NorthEast, especially since they are getting some more interesting rides.


Ocean City is the nicest of the Jersey shore towns that have amusement parks. Families tend to stay for a few days to a week. A little more exclusive than the other places.

Wildwood (Morey Piers) is next. Many families have been returning to Wildwood for generations, whether it be for week long trips or the whole summer. Definitely has the most retro vibe.

Seaside Heights (Casino Pier) is party central of the shore towns. The percentage of families that stay over night has dwindled significantly over the decades. More clubs/bars than the other towns. The town receives a lot of day trippers.

Point Pleasant (Jenkinson's) is pretty laid back. Mostly day trippers as families or people visiting from other nearby shore towns

Keansburg tends to draw a lower economic status crowd. The town has less accomodations than the other and is a bit run down.
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