Jack Fusco – Jersey Shore
Hurricane Sandy formed on October 22nd, 2012 out of a little wave in the Caribbean, hit New Jersey on October 29 as a post-tropical cyclone with hurricane-force winds, and dissipated a few days later on October 31st, according to Wikipedia. The National Climatic Data Center reported that it did 65 billion dollars of damage.
A month later, local photographer Jack Fusco started visiting the Shore on a regular basis, shooting for ten months a project he titled Home at the Shore, a seamless stop-motion timelapse video constructed from 5,000 individual photos, using a Nikon D800E, a Nikkor 14-24 f/2.8 lens and some really good image alignment or stabilization software. Fusco captures not only the wild activity skimming the surface of the water and in the night skies but also the serene beauty of an environment so recently devastated by a preternatural event. He writes:
Take a journey to some of New Jersey’s most beautiful beaches and shoreline locations and watch as the stars travel across the sky. I hope everyone enjoys watching and maybe even decides on setting aside a night just for stargazing. Trust me, the world can seem a lot calmer when you’re staring up at the stars and listening to the waves crash on the beach.
To see more of Jack Fusco’s landscape astro-photography work, click here.