By Trish Minogue Collins

The equinox is a time of balance, but this summer went out with about as much balance as your drunk uncle at a cousin’s wedding.  You could have gotten whiplash trying to figure out what was happening with the sky this week.  I blame Jose.

I had concerns about curating this week’s feature at the beginning of the week. We started with clouds and fog on the south shore. But even then, some sun chasers caught crystal sunsets on the north shore. I worried that Hurricane Jose would just cause dreariness here and I would end up with precious little to showcase our beautiful island through the work of our sun-loving photographers. They say worry is a down payment on a problem you may never have- and that proved true ten times over this week.

For several days our talented photographers took great pleasure in abandoning sun chasing for storm chasing. The wild surf and storm surge caused by Jose took center stage. As the storm subsided here, we were left again with dull days, only to be awed by glorious skies at sunset.

I, for one, am sad to be at summer’s end. But one thing we can count on year-round is spectacular Long Island sea and sky views.

In combing the group posts this week, I came across some talented photographers whose work is new to me. I hope you enjoying discovering them in this feature.

As always, if you see any images here you would like to purchase, we will gladly put you in touch with the artist.

Congrats to Fred Greco for this week’s cover.

Pat Deluca | West Sayville

Adil Borluca | Nassau County

Trish Minogue Collins | New Spit of Sand from Jose

Fred Greco | Captree

Lynda Wagner | Smith Point

Nicole Koenig Passman | Long Beach

More images on pages 2,3,4 and 5