Golfing in Snow – at Zero (F.) Degrees!

25 years ago this week, in 1993, we came across this guy at the Sagamore Resort above Lake George, New York. We were sledding and cross-country skiing (or at least trying,) and HE….was apparently frozen stiff!

The wind-chill temperature on the mountain above Lake George was 0 (F,) (-18C.)!

As always, click on the image for a closer look and if you see his golf ball, contact The Samaore Resort, Bolton Landing, N.Y.                Comments are encouraged…

You talking to me? YOU TALKING TO ME???


The memorable, iconic Robert De Niro lines above, from the movie “Taxi Driver,” (1976,) is a fitting caption for this black-crowned night heron, the series taken a while ago by Masonicus Creek, in Winter’s Park, Mahwah, NJ.

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

 

“Great Scott!” er… SPOT – Jupiter Collides with EARTH!

I dreamed that the Earth was being threatened by Jupiter’s “Great Red Spot!” 

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No, that’s not really true, not even the dream part.  BUT, the clouds above do look a little like planet Jupiter’s atmosphere with its “Great ‘Red’ Spot,” just above and behind the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant here in New Jersey! Furthermore, the smokestack may be attempting to suck power out of the “spot,” as JCP&L investigates more sustainable energy sources; similar to my previous suggestion raised  about New York’s Con Ed last year,  here,  

For reference, here is the real thing: (Stock photo from Wikipedia.)

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And below, my younger day’s attempt at “astrophotography.”
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Jupiter and its “Great Red Spot” (8″ f/12 reflector, 75x; EXA 35  mm SLR, 1/25th sec. Tri-X B&W film,) captured a long, long time ago in my parents back yard, way before digital imaging, and by today’s standards – pretty meager!  

Thanks for viewing. Click on or finger stretch images for increased detail, and comments are always welcome: M 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“There’s a Moon Out Tonight” Make that FIVE! – Co-Starring Jupiter and The Four Moons

Some astronomy pastime tonight (March 21, 2016,) as Jupiter and the moon were pretty close together in the eastern sky about two hours after sunset.

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Above: The slightly over-exposed moon, and Jupiter just visible to the left. 400mm telephoto lens, ISO 4000, 1/1600 sec, f6.0, hand held

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Above: In circle: A 200x close up of a slightly longer and slightly distorted exposure of Jupiter (to left,) showing three of four “Jovian” moons tonight, with the fourth out of frame in the magnified insert. 

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Above: An accurate graphic representation of  the positions of the four brighter moons of Jupiter at about the same time the images above were taken, orientated horizontally. By the time the night is over, the two closest to Jupiter will have passed in front of the planet. (Courtesy “Javascript Jupiter”.)

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Above: An image of Jupiter taken by a younger version of myself some years ago, using Extachrome Color film 35 mm SLR camera and the telescope below. 

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Above: 8″ newtonian reflector telescope

As usual, click on the image 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 🙂

The Squirrel and The Chipmunk – Our Back Yard

 Seasonal nut and berry gathering is underway

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Finally, nobody’s here. I’m underpaid and starved.
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I’m eating. Muk muk, yum yum!
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YIKES! It’s that annoying CAMERA GUY!
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I’m Outa Here! Whoosh!
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Squirrels! HUMPH! No talent. I can carry TWO acorns at a time!
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Oops, It’s Camera Guy. Scurry and Bury Time.
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OK, Acorns buried. I’ll just HIDE here till he GOES AWAY!      Like I have all day!….

As usual, Thanks for viewing, and comments are always welcome. M:-)

Abstract Creation nets Millions for Obscure Photographer

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Lunar Plane

Always be skeptical for anything you see or read on the internet.

Last month I “took” the above, realizing seconds before, a plane was about to cross in front of the totally eclipsed moon. Having camera off mount, and scrambling for a combination of  improbable shutter speeds and exposures, the above result  later struck me as …interesting.

 Speaking of interesting, you can  purchase this masterpiece by contacting me anytime at 1-800-money$$

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