coney island on its first day open since hurricane sandy.
Photograph by John Moore—Getty Images
“I sped out to the airport, met up with my charter pilot and we set off in a Robinson R-44 Raven II helicopter into a stiff headwind for the 45 minute flight to the ‘target,’ as he put it,” photographer John Moore tells TIME. He was on assignment for Getty Images on May 14, 2013, tasked with shooting aerial photographs of the iconic JetStar roller coaster in Seaside Heights, New Jersey; now slated for demolition more than six months after Hurricane Sandy had “tossed it in the Atlantic Ocean.”
“I had originally planned to fly later in the afternoon, a little closer to sunset, for the best light,” Moore says, until a tip came in from Getty staff photographer Mark Wilson, who was shooting the scene from the ground, that “the crane was making quick work of it and that I’d better hurry and get up in the air before it was all gone.”
“We flew in circles over the scene for about 25 minutes at varying altitudes, hoping to get a moment when the crane would lift a large piece of the debris from the surf,” he says. The photograph above, featured in this week’s issue of TIME and in LightBox Pictures of the Week, was made “from a height of about 500 feet, shot in the mid-afternoon with a high shutter speed in order to eliminate any possible camera shake from the helicopter.”
“You can see the beach of the Jersey Shore stretching northward, much of it, unlike the jagged pier, restored ahead of the upcoming tourist season, which begins anew with Memorial Day Weekend,” Moore adds. “Local business owners and residents hope the tourist income will help Seaside Heights get back to normal after Sandy’s cruel seas washed so much of their community away.”
Seaside Heights, Post Sandy by Stephen Wilkes
“As I flew over the area, the ocean appeared dead calm; there were no waves, the water looked as if I was in the Caribbean, not the Atlantic,” says photographer Stephen Wilkes of the November 4 helicopter ride during which he captured this eerie vision of Seaside Heights, NJ. The area was devastated by Superstorm Sandy. The Star Jet roller coaster at Casino Pier—normally a symbol of fun and frivolity—sits in the Atlantic Ocean.
This photograph is part of our Art for Sandy Relief project released in collaboration with TIME’s photo editors. All net proceeds of these editions support six local charities.
The remnants of a roller coast sits in the surf three days after Hurricane Sandy came ashore in Seaside Heights, New Jersey November 1, 2012.
[Credit : Steve Nesius/Reuters]
NYC just lost power. The empire stands alone.
Dean, Sam, and Cas being trapped on the east coast during the hurricane and Dean pacing up and down the floor of their motel room agitated and paranoid as Cas casually sits on their bed on top of the covers and flicks through weather reports
Sam eventually snaps and asks Dean to calm down and Dean just blurts out “but Cas doesn’t do well near water!”, and the memory of a trenchcoat floating up upon a shoreline hangs heavy between them
suddenly Dean sits down on his and Cas’ bed in a sulking huff, and Cas says, reaching out for him, “Dean, you may have lost me on a lake, but you found me at a river, too,” and he smiles softly, still getting used to the ease of the expression, and Dean’s voice breaks as he sighs out a “yeah, I remember,” clasping Cas’ hand in his
and Sam makes a scandalised face because those two and right in front of him
Spc. Brett Hyde, Tomb Sentinel, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), maintains his vigil during Hurricane Sandy while guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Oct., 29, 2012. In 1948 the Old Guard assumed the post following the unit’s reactivation in the nation’s capital.
(U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Jose A. Torres Jr.)
If this doesn’t pull your heartstrings, I don’t know what will.
The other photo virally showing up on my social media is also incredible, but the photographer admits it was from September.
I’m hunkered down in my apartment enjoying tea and lounging on the couch while this guy is guarding the tomb of the unknown soldier in this horrid weather. Perspective.