Tibbets Point Lighthouse – On The Road

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3/13/1996 – End of the Road,  Cape Vincent, NY

Tibbets Point Lighthouse is located at the end of Cape Vincent, New York State, where the waters of Lake Ontario flow into the St. Lawrence River, and eventually to the North Atlantic Ocean nearly 1000 miles to the east. On a frigid winter’s night 25 years ago, I visited this starkly isolated, ice and snowbound place; its silently rotating beam offering the only solace on a cold lonely night at the end of the road.

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As usual, thanks for viewing, and comments are always welcome. M 🙂 

Sunrise and Empire State Building – 2016

 

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6:52 AM EST. A closer look (click on for detail) reveals the red beacon light on top of the Empire State Building’s antenna

This morning’s sunrise had to wait a bit due to a deck of clouds on the eastern horizon. But continuing my quest to capture the sun behind New York City’s iconic Empire State Building,  proved rewarding, with some interesting shots. 

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(Above) 6:56 AM – Bingo! Sliding to the right, the sun is seen here directly above the building’s spire, originally designed as a mooring for dirigibles!  

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6:58 AM. Note the shadows cast across the New Jersey meadowlands.

All these images were taken 13.8 miles NW of the building, with frozen fingers! 

For previous  information on this pursuit, see here

As usual, click on the images for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂

PROOF! Con Edison Sucking Energy from Sun!

 

DSC_00902/6/16, 7:06 AM Solar energy being sucked into one smokestack of the East River Generating Plant, Manhattan. Note the proximity of the Con Edison headquarters and its suspicious “Tower of Light” on the left. 

 

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At 7:02:40, just 4 minutes prior, the sun is seen right behind the Con Ed Building, a 26 story tower completed in 1928 serving as a testament to the company’s power and influence over New York City.

 

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A few days later, 2/11/16,  a closer vantage point reveals the suspicious proximity of the so called smokestacks (actually a mile further) to Con Ed’s odd looking, bronze Tower of Light.

No issues here…whatever their methods, Consolidated Edison has served the needs of most of New York City and Westchester County for over 150 years providing steam, gas and electrical energy.

Oh, and yes…the first photo, in fact, shows an interesting optical refraction of the sun’s image by the heat rising from that one smokestack. 

As usual, click on the image for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂

“Winter View from Deck,” Guest Contributor – Judy

 

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The breathtaking view of this morning’s pristine snowfall was beautifully captured by our neighbor just after the clouds cleared, and moments before it effectively disappeared with the warmth of the sun and accompanying breezes. 

My gratitude to Judy for allowing us to share her image as a guest contributor.

As usual,  thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂

The Woods and The Snow

 

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Whose woods these are I think I know. (mine)
His house is (…behind me) though;
He will not see me stopping here (?)
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

Images taken 10/13/15 and today, 2/5/16.

(Published without permission, but gratitude to Robert Frost.)

As usual, click on the images for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂