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This photo was taken on the boardwalk in Belmar, New Jersey. The month of May is nice in Belmar because the temperatures are warm and the summer crowds haven't descended upon it yet.

In the late 1800's a group of 25 investors decided to build a summer community at this location on the New Jersey shore. They chose this particular area for the great fishing and cool sea breezes. The town was named “Ocean Beach” in 1872. The name was changed in 1889 to Belmar, the French expression for “Beautiful Sea”.

After nearly 135 years, it is still a popular destination for tourists. Beautiful Victorian-era buildings still line areas of Ocean Avenue, though some have been replaced by present-day restaurants and shops. But there still are plenty of Bed and Breakfasts where one can stay to experience some of Belmar's Victorian past.

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I posted the original color version in a workshop. I'm trying to get a better grasp of what to do with lighting and contrast after I convert to B&W. Suggestions are welcome.

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