RIVER WATCH: NO TWO DAYS ARE THE SAME

Several times a week enroute to and from her day job in Eatontown, artist Gerda Liebmann would stop at the northern end of the Oceanic Bridge in Middletown to take photos of the Navesink River.

Time and again over the course of the year, she positioned her camera in pretty much the exact same way and snapped a few frames looking east toward Sea Bright.

“I always said, ‘this is so beautiful,’ until one day I said, ‘I must stop and take pictures,'” Liebmann tells redbankgreen.

An artist who works in multiple media, including acrylics, installations and photography, the Highlands resident has now assembled the fruits of her weekly efforts into a show of 52 photographs now on display at the Oyster Point Hotel in Red Bank.

The content of the show differs slightly from the slideshow above, but also consists of 52 images, hung on the hotel’s first and second floors. And viewing them individually, Liebmann says, is an experience unlike seeing them online.

“The surprise is how different the view is from week to week,” she says. Though the composition is nearly identical from one image to the next, “there’s not two that are even close to each other” in terms of visual information, she says.

Liebmann’s photos will be on display at the hotel, located at 146 Bodman Place, through December.