Photography By Ed O'Malley »

  • Ed O’Malley is a nature photographer who lives on the coast of New Jersey, specifically along the shore of Barnegat Bay. He can often be found sailing, fishing, diving, or kayaking – these and other outdoor activities often provide the opportunity and inspiration for his photographs.

    In addition to his on-the-water pursuits, Ed has always enjoyed stormy weather, and in particular, the winter season – the more snow, the better. In the fall of 2007, this led to Ed’s affiliation with Mount Washington Observatory as a summit volunteer. Since then, this has provided many unique photographic opportunities on the summit of Mount Washington and in the surrounding area. Coastal storms also provide Ed with many opportunities for one-of-a-kind photographs.

About 5,300 Miles…

As you may know, I have now taken part in the Mt. Washington Observatory’s Seek the Peak fundraising hike-a-thon three years in a row. In 2010, due to my fundraising success, and a bit of well-placed luck, I won one of the top prizes – a one year lease of a brand new 2011 Subaru Outback!

Just yesterday, I signed up for Seek the Peak 2011, and am already looking forward to it.

Though I live in New Jersey, on Thursday, I will be flying out to Seattle to pick up my car, and drive it home. If the weather cooperates, I will hit at least seventeen states on my way back east…

I plan to share pictures and video with you here, as I make my way
across the country – it should be a fun trip!

Photos from the Summit of Mount Washington, New Hampshire

I volunteer at the non-profit Mount Washington Observatory, located at the summit of Mount Washington, New Hampshire at least once a year.  Each volunteer “week,” is actually eight days – Wednesday to Wednesday, weather permitting.  The reason that I say “weather permitting,” is that the commute is accomplished via snow tractor, and sometimes, conditions are such that the tractor is unable to make it safely up the road to the summit!   The people that live and work on the summit, the visitors to the summit, and others, combined with the weather, make every trip a unique and fun experience.  The extreme conditions provide some unusual photo opportunities, as you can see below. These photographs are from late December 2010, and early January 2011.

Mount Washington Observatory - December 2010 - Images by Edwin O'Malley