When you think of the Jersey Shore what are the first things that come to mind? The beach? The ocean? The amusement park rides? Summer? But there is one sight that goes completely unnoticed by so many shore goers each and every year in the town of Cape May. That sight is the night sky!
Just a few minutes drive from the center of town you can fully enjoy all that the night sky has to offer. The Jersey shore isn’t known for having any view of the night sky so I sure want to change that!
I have lived in and around Cape May, New Jersey my entire life and have always enjoyed stargazing since I was little. I started photography two years ago with a little point-and-shoot camera and kept progressing from there.
When I began taking these photos over the past year it started out as just a personal project but it quickly became so much more than that. Each night that I took a new photograph I got more and more interested and quickly became obsessed with nighttime photography.
When I am out there under the stars, everything else just disappears: there is no past, no future, no worries and no problems… just the moment, and that is exactly what I am looking to capture and share in my images!
I hope you all enjoy my images and if you or anyone you know are planning a trip to the Jersey Shore this summer make sure to add stargazing to the “To Do” list! You surely won’t regret it!
About the author: Chris Bakley is a portrait, wedding and landscape photographer based out of Cape May, New Jersey. Recently he’s fallen in love with the night sky, and his photos of the sky over the Jersey Shore have earned him a good bit of well-deserved attention. You can find more of his work on his website here.