Smith Point drawbridge at sunrise. The TWA Flight 800 International memorial is located on the other side, as well as a Wilderness Visitor Center. The 2-lane bridge cost 2.5 million to build in 1959. Here is a Google Map link to the location: http://goo.gl/sQjZlL
An eclipse is fun, even if you have to get up at 4:45am to drive an hour to see it. Yesterday’s eclipse was coming to an end as sunrise arrived here in New York. Africa and the Atlantic Ocean had just seen the full show. But by the time the sun would come up Sunday morning on Long Island on the East coast of North America the event would be almost over. It’s a spectacular site to see the sun rise with a large chunk missing, but only 40 minutes later it would be over. Within 40 minutes he moon covering a portion of our son would move off and it would all be back to normal. Getting the shot would take good planning. I needed to find a place with an unobstructed view of the horizon to the east. However, once there, low clouds at the horizon blocked my view of sunrise. But!….a tiny patch of sky opened up enough so I could catch these pictures of the sun looking like something had taken a big bite out it, covered actually by a good portion of the moon. Tomorrow I will try to post a behind the scenes video. Here are my shots.
Driving over the Connecticut River in late Autumn afternoon. The Swing Bridge in East Haddam Connecticut turned 100 this year. The movable (swing) bridge connects Haddam and East Haddam and carries traffic of over 11,000 per day. On one side (behind us) is the beautiful Goodspeed Opera House. A fully Equity theater where many touring plays stop on their way to Broadway. The bridge opened in 1913 and was rebuilt in 1999.
Liberty looks amazing from any angle. Here she is from a nearby field under construction, just after the sun went down.
A tornado warning, and Steven Spielberg movie-quality clouds came to my town a couple of years ago. A “watch” is more common on Long Island, but this was a warning. I love spectacular weather. Here’s the photo I made, and a video clip below so you can see I didn’t fake it!
August turning into September seems to be more of an official line that’s been crossed, more so than July to August. With September 1st here, the leaves here on Long Island are just starting to change.
Beautiful tropical sunset from a Bermudan restaurant called Blu. This place was a very nice surprise. Cool crowd and outstanding food. What a varied menu: Everything from fish to Chinese to Italian pasta dishes, steak, and a killer Caesar salad. Dining outside under this sunset and later the Moon and Venus, made for a memorable night.
Last weekend in Maryland my Nikon D800E got soaked on a hike to the falls. In all my years shooting I’ve been careful with water but this week took the cake. This shot is a from a Sony NEX-7, splashed with wake water and mist off the back of a Bermuda ferry. The day before I was chest deep in the ocean getting nice shots of rocks rising out of the water offshore when wham, a wave nailed me. While I got the full treatment, somehow holding the camera high saved it from the full drenching. I dodged a bullet for sure.