Perspectives: The Lighthouse and the Osprey

Osprey Nest and Barnegat Lighthouse a few minutes before sunset last night, as seen from newly opened Berkeley Island Park on Barnegat Bay, New Jersey.

The Ospreys in this unusually tall nest are about a mile away (1.6km); while the lighthouse is about seven miles (12.5 km) further.

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Reflections – Sunset from Sunrise, Forked River, NJ and Kennebunkport, Maine

Above: Peace and tranquility at sunset off Sunrise (Blvd.) 11/11/10
What is this? I’m not sure. But it was in a mirror calm harbor, Kennebunkport, Maine – ¬†7/16 /10

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After Sunset in a Better Time and Place

Time: Before this miserable winter.    Place: Jekyll Island, Georgia, USA.

Thanks to “Google Maps” for the above¬†

Original Images taken October 31, 2010

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“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!¬†¬†

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