Ed's Photopia

Ed Collyer Photography – Today's "Home" images are selected from 2013 – 2014 favorites. Click "Blog" on the Menu for the most recent posts.

Long Branch – Late Summer

A day at the shore in late August.  It’s been a helluva year.




Palms at the Shore








Bucky at 90

Bucky Pizzarelli turned 90 this past January.  Here he is with his Quartet at this year’s Morristown (NJ) Jazz and Blues Fest in the midst of a two hour gig on a hot and humid afternoon.  Nothing was lost in the process as he and his mates put on their usual excellent presentation of the American Song Book.  We’re all looking forward to next year for another masterful performance Bucky!

Bucky at 90


From the Dock of the Bay (R13)

Taken on June 21, 2013, this is a shot of Aquatic Park Pier with the Marin County highlands across San Francisco Bay in the background. I reprocessed the original image with the relatively new Dehaze feature and tweeked Highlights to bring out the definition and color of the highlands.




The original:



The Casino – Asbury Park NJ

The Casino, at the south end of the Asbury Park Boardwalk, was built in the 1920’s when the city was at the peak of its popularity as a tourist destination. During this era the Convention Center, Paramount Theatre, several Bath Houses and the Heating Plant were also built in the same Beaux Arts style.  The area went through a significant downturn over the years since, but a major redevelopment is underway to rebuild the city and its fabulous beachfront. Here’s a small sample of work in process.




A Walk on the Beach (R12)

Retro #12 was shot on September 18, 2011 in Harvey Cedars on Long Beach Island NJ. I updated processing as usual which made for a more dramatic presentation compared to the original image.


Lumix GF-1 – Lumix G 20/1.7, 1/200, f/4, ISO100


Lantern Festivities

We took a drive down to Philadelphia this weekend to take in the Chinese Lantern Festival at Franklin Square. Despite the heat, humidity and “huge” crowd I managed to collect a few images for this gallery.  Click for a larger view. Enjoy!