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I have installed a new blog on my photography website. Please update your bookmarks since I will not be updating this blog going forward. All my old entries have been moved over to the new blog and the new blog will have all the new entries going forward.

The new blog is much better with larger format photos, so go over there right now and check it out! 🙂

Here is the new blog URL – http://photographybysuman.com/blog/

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Coney Island

We started off the day by going over to Fatema’s parent’s place for Eid. It was really nice of them to invite us over to their place and we got to see her family, hang out with the kids and spend Eid with them. After that, we decided to head out to Brooklyn. Neither of us had ever been to Coney Island before and since it is such a popular Brooklyn landmark, we decided to drive there this afternoon. It was very chilly by the time we got there, but nonetheless, we walked on the boardwalk for some time and had Nathan’s famous hot dogs and did some people watching. A few pictures from the boardwalk:

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Later on, we stopped by Rohi and Gitesh’s place near Prospect Park in Brooklyn and hung out at their place before driving back home. It has been a really busy weekend between going to South Street Seaport to driving out to the Hamptons yesterday and spending all day there and driving back the same day to going out to Coney Island and spending all day in Brooklyn today, but it was fun, we got to hang out and see some good friends and take some pictures while we were at it.

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The Hamptons

Sharmila and I drove out to the Hamptons yesterday. Since it was a Saturday, there was hardly any traffic and we got there in plenty of time to drive through West Hampton, South Hampton, Bridge Hampton and East Hampton. South Hampton has “old money” and the mansions along the beach were AMAZING! Here is a picture of one of the mansions (the beach is behind this massive house):

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After driving around these mansions in South Hampton, we drove to East Hampton and walked around the beach there. It was not crowded at all and it was really peaceful and nice for the two of us to leisurely stroll along the beach and we took a bunch of pictures:

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Saw this little guy washed up on the sand and trying to crawl back in:

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We took a long walk on the beach. It was perfect – the sun was setting, it was not too hot and not crowded at all. Along the way, Sharmila picked up all sorts of pebbles and shells that she wanted to bring home and kept stuffing them in to my jeans pockets. I love this shot of her walking on the sand:

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After the beach, we went to downtown East Hampton to walk around the quaint streets lined with shops. Along the way, we saw this windmill and had to stop to take a picture of it:

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We finally drove back home from the Hamptons to NJ around 11:30pm. It was a long day, but it was fun driving out to the Hamptons and spending a day looking at mansions and walking on the beach.

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South Street Seaport

We drove in to the city to South Street Seaport and walked around the pier. Took this shot of the pier – the sky had an orange hue from all the lights:

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Had dinner at a restaurant called the Pacific Grill and the manager of the restaurant happened to be the manager of Ragini, an Indian restaurant I used to frequent in NJ many years ago. Small world 🙂

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Sharmila and I walked to the boardwalk by our condo in Jersey City to view the Twin Tower lights that they had put up in memory of 9/11. A few pics from our walk:

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Our prayers go out to the victims and their families.

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We met up with Ajay and Shilpi in NJ yesterday to see their son Anish. He is such a cutie! He has the most amazing, large beautiful eyes. Here are a few random pics that I shot while we were walking around on the boardwalk.

Here’s one of him sulking:

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I love this shot of him making a funny face:

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His pensive face:

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Look at those big eyes!

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A shot of father and son:

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Me chillin’ with the little man:

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Yet another funny face:

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He’s gonna be a heart breaker – watch out Ajay! 🙂

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Weekend Volleyball and BBQ

A bunch of us got together to play volleyball this weekend. It was a beautiful day and people were out with their kids and dogs. We all just got together, ate food, hung out, played some really bad volleyball and had a fun, relaxing afternoon before heading over to Amrita and Binesh’s BBQ. A few pics from the day.

A beautiful, summer day in Michigan:

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Cute lil puppy:

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Headed over to Amrita and Binesh’s BBQ – they had their backyard bonfire going:

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Had a lot of fun playing with the kids. The kids loved this flashlight and had a lot of fun taking scary pics with it:

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Sharmila found this in Amrita’s fridge…don’t ask 🙂

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Another fun, summer weekend in Michigan…

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