Coney Island at Night + Gotham Roller Derby


coney island carousel

Last Saturday New York City’s Gotham Girls Roller Derby was having a triple header, so we headed out to Coney Island to watch & hang out with some of my league mates/friends. The main event was Brooklyn vs. Bronx, but first up was the Gotham Juniors vs a junior league from Ohio (all 8-17 years old!) We left before the third bout, but they were both nothing short of inspiring.

[ setting sun during the game + some swag for my car I picked up at a cute shop on the boardwalk ]

original nathans

A couple posts ago featured a little list of things I wanted to during the summer in the city, and visit Coney Island for the first time was one of them. The first must-do was to get some french fries from Nathan’s, of course. In between games the boy and I got some greasy goodness and I tried hard not to look a the calories posted on the menu.

the swings

I was excited to take some photos of the day, but it slipped my mind that it would be dark out by the time we got out of the arena. Whoops! Next time i’ll be sure not to wait until it gets totally dark out :)

coney arcade

coney boardwalk

I think it actually worked out for the better that I couldn’t take any photos during the day because then I would have missed out on all of the amazing lights!

Have you taken any photos at night lately? I’d love to see them!

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  • Janaki R. says:

    My night photos generally are not very good. I still trying to learn how to be good at it.

    • Amie says:

      I usually shy away from it but this time I thought hey, what the heck let me try it out. I’m going to be looking up night photography tips for sure.

  • Ashley says:

    I think Death Cab for Cutie made Coney Island seem magical to me, but these photos make it seem even more magical :)

    P.S. I love your new design; I may be in the market for one in the near future, and I might just come your way!

  • Lauren @ Somwhere In Between says:

    Oh roller derby… sometimes I swear my spirit animal is a derby girl. :) Maybe in another lifetime. And thanks for stopping by my blog!

  • Sarah S. says:

    these pictures look amazing. I’d love to visit Coney Island some day.

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