The Story Behind an Iconic Ocean Grove Storm Photograph

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By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.

On October 29, 2012, when Super Storm Sandy hit Ocean Grove, Bob Bowné  climbed to the top of the Windamer Hotel  and went out on a small balcony at the left side.  The wind was ferocious, but he managed to remain there while he gathered his photo gear.  Bob is a professional photographer, so when he saw the furor of the ocean and the beginning of flooding, he knew that he had to document this huge event.

It was about 4:00 p.m., and the peak of the storm had not yet hit, but the sight of that tumultous ocean was awesome.  That is when he obtained the photograph that would become an iconic image of the storm. He said that he preferred making the image while the pier was intact, so that it would document what was, rather than what would be after.

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