PHOTO: Jones Beach Water Tower

Today’s Photo – Repairing the Jones Beach Water Tower

From my photo archives, this is the Jones Beach Water Tower. It sits on a barrier island off the south shore of Long Island where the Wantagh and the Ocean Parkway meet. Built in the late 1920’s by Robert Moses the architecture is modeled after the campanile of St. Marks Cathedral in Venice. 231 feet high, it pumps 1000 year old water from wells 1100 feet deep according to Wikimapia. In this 2009 infrared photo, the tower was under substantial repair.

Jones Beach Water Tower under repair in 2009 Photo by Jim Cutler.
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360 Degree Panoramic Photo at Fire Island Lighthouse


360 Degree Panoramic Photo We braved the winter rain and made it to the base of the lighthouse. I didn't expect it to be open that early in the morning, but the lack of people meant I could make a clean 360 degree panoramic photo without the crowds. … [Continue reading]

Photo: Sunrise at Montauk Point Light

Sunrise at Montauk Point Light, Montauk, NY by Jim Cutler

Today's Photo - Sunrise at Montauk Point Light Before 6am with my camera and it's very windy here on the cliffs. The sign said the park doesn't open before dusk but I've been here for about an hour in the dark. Turns out I'm not alone, there are two … [Continue reading]

Animated Gif – Batter Doesn’t Like the Call


Animated Gif - Batter Doesn't Like the Call I shot a burst of 40 still images and didn't really look at the sequence till I got home. They make a really good animated gif. It's an upset Cameron Rupp taking a called third strike from umpire Will … [Continue reading]

Brooklyn Fulton Ferry Landing Panoramic Photo

Brooklyn Fulton Ferry Landing panoramic photo on

Brooklyn Fulton Ferry Landing - You're Now in 2007 Go FULLSCREEN by clicking the icon with the 4 arrows, below the photo. Over the past 10 years I took a lot of 360-degree panoramas and never put them together. The year is 2007. You're standing next … [Continue reading]