Completed in 1909, and located on Madison Ave, NYC, the Metropolitan Life Tower was the tallest building in the world until 1913. Elements of a few of its intriguing designs were photographed by me a few years ago from nearby Madison Park. My son Steve and I, with several hundred people, were enjoying a wonderful concert there with singer/songwriter Lucy Kaplanski …until the in-ground watering sprinklers popped up and activated, in some cases under people’s blankets.
Category: Close Up
Yosemite Falls, California, USA – On A Windy Day
A mid-August view of the very top of Yosemite Falls and spray on a windy day!
As photographed awhile back, …the late-season lower volume of water would freefall for 1,400 feet (427 m) (shown above being sunlit and windblown at the very top) and then cascade down another near 1400 feet before reaching the bottom of the iconic Yosemite Valley, part of Yosemite National Park in western-central California.
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To The End of Orient Point, Long Island, (N.Y.)
The approximate distance from Times Square to the North-Eastern tip 0f Long Island is 100 miles, or 160 kilometers. Some time ago I explored this sea-washed lands end, known as Orient Point, while over looking the 1899 lighthouse by the same name.
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What makes a Walk-Light light?
To Be a Rose, or Not …Yet?
Forked River, NJ, May 17, 2020
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Fly-Over Salute to First Line Heroes
Most of the country, and particularily cities like New York, continue in a state of shut-down due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Today, a most welcome and meaningful show of support was heralded simultaneously by the Navy’s Blue Angels, and Air Force’s Thunderbirds, seen below flying from just south of the George Washington Bridge, to The Freedom Tower in lower Manhattan.
I joined about 30, mostly masked onlookers atop a basalt outcropping near Goffle Road, Hawthorn, NJ, to witness the event some 15 to 20 miles (24 to 32 km) distant from Manhattan. Close-ups are seen through ground haze, and a 600mm lens.
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Staying in Place …in a Pandemic
As we reel from the Covid-19 crisis, staying in place is critical to contain the spread of the virus. Meanwhile, in our backyard today, life went on as usual.
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NYC Sunrise – Perspective, Part One
Yosemite Falls – Silhouette
Offering a break from winter blues, below is a late summer image of the top of one of the world’s most photographed waterfalls – during the dry season.
August, 16, 1972
Cascading 2,425 feet (739m) into Yosemite Valley, California, water flow reaches maximum volumn during late spring snow melts.
EXA SLR 35mm film camera, 200mm Vivitar, f 3.5 lens
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From the Bear Mountain, NY zoo pavilion, some time ago.
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