The Twisted Pier

Oh, the things we do to get a photo!

While I was in New Jersey, I had some fabulous photo sessions with friends.

Twisted pier 1 copy.jpg

One was a sunset session in a (secret) location on the New Jersey shore

With a marvellous view of the Manhattan skyline and the Freedom Tower.

I may or may not have trespassed on some waste ground

Freedom Tower dusk copy.jpg

In order to capture the twisted pier

And the buildings glowing in the perfect lilac twilight.

Twisted pier 3_dusk.jpg

For more great shots, please visit: Skywatch.

98 responses

  1. such great captures. where in new jersey were you? that’s where i grew up

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    April 21, 2016 at 14:50

    • I was staying in Bayonne, but managed to visit Jersey City, Hoboken, Liberty Park, Bloomfield, Weehawken, George Washington Bridge plus a park with a cherry blossom festival (can’t remember exactly where that was)…

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      April 21, 2016 at 15:36

      • oh nice. i don’t know Bayonne that well but had friends who would spend summers there. i did live in hoboken that last year i lived in NJ. fun town!

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        April 25, 2016 at 12:18

  2. Such an amazing photo Fiona!!

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    April 21, 2016 at 15:00

  3. These photos flirt with surreal – amazing!

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    April 21, 2016 at 15:01

  4. Awesome photo!

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    April 21, 2016 at 15:30

  5. Hello, what a great view and locations. Awesome skyline shots and a beautiful sky! Have a happy weekend!

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    April 21, 2016 at 16:30

  6. Nice shots! There is something lonely and sad about the forlorn organic twisted pier while the mechanical, metallic, majestic skyscrapers are glowing.

    Yoko

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    April 21, 2016 at 16:48

  7. What a fantastic scene Fi.

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    April 21, 2016 at 17:00

  8. Fabulous! You are the great photographer as. always!
    Thanks for your visit.
    Wil, ABCWTeam

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    April 21, 2016 at 17:13

  9. Love these urban landscapes, very good,

    Jim

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    April 21, 2016 at 17:31

  10. Stunning! Do you post process your pictures?

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    April 21, 2016 at 17:57

  11. Absolutely wonderful! Especially that first one-Just perfect.

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    April 21, 2016 at 18:17

  12. rmacwheeler

    cool shots 🙂

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    April 21, 2016 at 18:40

  13. A very unique look at the skyline! New views are great.

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    April 21, 2016 at 18:56

  14. I love the contrast between the dilapidated pier and the beautiful skyline!

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    April 21, 2016 at 19:06

  15. That’s a perfect photo! Captures the glitz and the underbelly of New York. 🙂

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    April 21, 2016 at 19:16

  16. Such great composition of the big ‘city life landscape’ for a backdrop. Wonderful

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    April 21, 2016 at 20:00

  17. Great photos, Fi. Love the colours. 🙂

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    April 21, 2016 at 21:05

  18. What stunning shots – grey wood against glowing skies!

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    April 21, 2016 at 21:14

  19. Such amazing photos. Breathtaking.

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    April 21, 2016 at 21:34

  20. I love the contrast of the old and worn against the ordered shiny structures – all bathed in beautiful light.

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    April 21, 2016 at 22:32

  21. If i am not wrong, the secret location is the central railroad terminal ?

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    April 21, 2016 at 23:08

  22. wonderful juxtoposition!

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    April 22, 2016 at 00:33

  23. Beautifully captured, Fi!

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    April 22, 2016 at 01:10

  24. The colors are very captivating, Lady Fi!
    Now, I am thinking – what would a Skateboarder think of doing with that warped ramp? 🙂
    Have a Happy Day!
    Peace 🙂

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    April 22, 2016 at 01:22

  25. beautiful images, love the colors of the sky.

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    April 22, 2016 at 02:00

  26. Ron

    *thunderous applause*

    OMG Fiona, these photographs are STUNNINGLY FAAAAAAAAABULOUS! They literally took my breath away! As you know, I love NYC, so these images REALLY touched me. And I love that you took them from the Jersey side because the view of Manhattan from there is gorgeous!

    Again, AWESOME images, my friend! And thanks so much for sharing them!

    Have a terrific weekend!

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    April 22, 2016 at 02:02

  27. Wow! Stunning photos!

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    April 22, 2016 at 02:09

  28. la realtà di una grande città, lo splendore ed il degrado visti con l’occhio di un grande fotografo

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    April 22, 2016 at 02:15

  29. Al

    Lovely dusk photos – I need to try to get to the Freedom Tower when I’m in NY in a few weeks.

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    April 22, 2016 at 02:15

  30. fabulous images! well done!

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    April 22, 2016 at 02:38

  31. Absolutely stunning!

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    April 22, 2016 at 02:38

  32. SO worth it!

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    April 22, 2016 at 02:47

  33. Marvelous shots – you’ve captured a rare view for sure! Welcome back!

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    April 22, 2016 at 03:08

  34. you always get to catch the most beautiful colours of sky, not just in sweden but everywhere you are!

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    April 22, 2016 at 04:22

  35. Awesome pics

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    April 22, 2016 at 05:21

  36. Absolutely fabulous photos.

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    April 22, 2016 at 05:29

  37. Wonderful skyline and lighting. Though that twisted pier makes me feel as if I’m going to fall in the water!

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    April 22, 2016 at 05:53

  38. Fabulous sceneries indeed!

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    April 22, 2016 at 06:29

  39. Cool shots.

    http://calrat.blogspot.com

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    April 22, 2016 at 06:52

  40. that’s a wonderful shot! I was instantly attracted to the image. colours are beautiful, and the angle you took the pictures at leaves lots of room for reflections; the vastness of the city in the background, the space between the pier and the city filled with a body of water…etc.

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    April 22, 2016 at 07:07

  41. Jim

    Terrific.

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    April 22, 2016 at 07:48

  42. Fantastic images, especially the first !

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    April 22, 2016 at 08:37

  43. Great sunset captures… I love the first one!

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    April 22, 2016 at 08:50

  44. Lasse

    Love the glowing light :-)) Nice siluette !

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    April 22, 2016 at 08:58

  45. Beautiful series of photographs of the sunset.

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    April 22, 2016 at 09:01

  46. Marvelous impressions of this wonderful places. My daughter was there in March.
    Best regards, Synnöve

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    April 22, 2016 at 09:39

  47. Great pier. I bet some daredevils thought about using that for their skateboards. Also nice skywatch with that sunset.

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    April 22, 2016 at 10:42

  48. Your pictures are very pretty ! A special skyline !

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    April 22, 2016 at 11:26

  49. Hi! Very beautiful! I like your last photo very much.

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    April 22, 2016 at 11:46

  50. Gorgeous!

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    April 22, 2016 at 12:25

  51. Brilliant images captured!!

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    April 22, 2016 at 15:12

  52. kent.all-in-one-place.co.uk

    Beautiful pictures I am glad you did take the risk the end results were worth the effort

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    April 22, 2016 at 15:42

  53. Simply stunning! Welcome home.

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    April 22, 2016 at 16:08

  54. What a wonderful location.
    You’ve used the opportunity in a great way.

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    April 22, 2016 at 16:21

  55. Get that shot no matter what is the KEY word here. I love it! What an adventure!!!
    JM, IL

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    April 22, 2016 at 17:04

  56. you’ve got a post card photo likes in there, beautifully captured.

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    April 22, 2016 at 17:18

  57. Don

    A wonderful series capturing the twisted pier and the great skyline.

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    April 22, 2016 at 17:39

  58. Gorgeous. We have been to this secret location and all the cool spots nearby.

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    April 22, 2016 at 20:26

  59. Wonderful shots of New Jersey sky line.

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    April 22, 2016 at 20:39

  60. An amazing view of the Manhattan skyline!! Great photos, and worth a minor trespass in my opinion!

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    April 22, 2016 at 23:17

  61. Magnificent sky shots! and so creatively edited ~ Beautiful!

    Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

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    April 22, 2016 at 23:21

  62. well, I´m glad I don´t have to walk on that one 🙂

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    April 23, 2016 at 00:39

  63. A fabulous find and beautiful twilight shots!

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    April 23, 2016 at 03:18

  64. Wow! I love the way you capture the special wherever you are in the world, no wonder you are keeping the location secret!

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    April 23, 2016 at 03:56

  65. Wonderful photos! You always find someplace unique where you go!

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    April 23, 2016 at 07:45

  66. Lynn

    I think that trespassing was worth it. Just gorgeous.

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    April 23, 2016 at 09:44

  67. Absolutely splendid shots on the skyline and interesting perspective through the twisted pier!

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    April 23, 2016 at 10:09

  68. fantasic pictures. excellente-

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    April 23, 2016 at 11:16

  69. Terrific photos. I’m glad you “might” have trespassed and shared the result with us.

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    April 23, 2016 at 13:50

  70. So gorgeous! Beautiful shots to light up my world! I love the purple colors in your photos!

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    April 23, 2016 at 14:59

  71. yogiabb

    Thank you for sharing your secret location that you may or may not have trespassed on. I won’t tell on you. Great pics.

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    April 23, 2016 at 16:34

  72. Beautiful captures!

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    April 23, 2016 at 17:53

  73. The colour, the angles. Everything falls into place. Thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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    April 23, 2016 at 20:39

  74. These photos are spectacular. Thank you very, very much for trespassing!

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    April 23, 2016 at 22:36

  75. daryledelstein

    exquisite and worth the adventure

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    April 23, 2016 at 22:51

  76. Very interesting captures here. The twisted pier makes the composition fascinating and adds character to the place.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Alexander
    Alex’s World! – http://alex.kakinan.com

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    April 24, 2016 at 06:28

  77. Pat

    Truly spectacular photos, Fiona! The Manhattan skyline looks beautiful in twilight.

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    April 24, 2016 at 07:11

  78. that is something different and gorgeous 🙂

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    April 24, 2016 at 08:11

  79. nocolebolo


    Touching photos.

    hugs

    · LMA · & · CR ·

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    April 24, 2016 at 13:16

  80. marvellous view of the Manhattan !!A place where I can not live

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    April 24, 2016 at 17:38

    • I couldn’t live here either – but it’s a fascinating place to visit.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      April 25, 2016 at 05:30

  81. What fantastic shots, especially that first one! You’ve got to do what you’ve got to do to get a shot sometimes! 😀

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    April 24, 2016 at 18:53

  82. Hello Fiona!
    Beautiful pictures.
    Greetings.

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    April 24, 2016 at 20:08

  83. Well Done!
    Carla

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    April 24, 2016 at 22:22

  84. Wow! Fantastic pictures!

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    April 24, 2016 at 22:34

  85. The contrast between the foreground and the skyline is absolutely stunning. Wonderful compositions!

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    April 25, 2016 at 00:51

  86. Such interesting and captivating images, I love the details that command your attention.

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    April 25, 2016 at 05:52

  87. Hi Fiona, have just been catching up on missed posts. We are pretty lucky that you share your travels with us in the form of these incroyable images, merci beaucoup.

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    April 25, 2016 at 10:14

  88. Really lovely pictures as always. I so enjoy getting your posts in my inbox and I owe you an apology for not commenting more often!
    -Danette

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    April 25, 2016 at 20:20

  89. How very beautiful — and here I thought that the lavender/lilac light was only seen in Sweden. Now I see that you take it with you wherever you go. Thank you for trespassing (if indeed that is what you did) in order to bring us these beautiful images.

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    April 25, 2016 at 22:38

  90. Wonderful perspective of the city.

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    April 25, 2016 at 23:14

  91. Wonderful, I especially like the first!

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    April 28, 2016 at 09:13

  92. Beautiful sky line and series, very nice view and photos

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    May 1, 2016 at 08:02

  93. Brilliant photos to bring back memories of my trip to New York last year

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    May 7, 2016 at 08:30

  94. Absolutely worth the effort, Fiona. Fabulous shots!

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    May 9, 2016 at 16:15

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