Numerous photos of last night’s photographically awesome storm, rainbow and sunset were posted locally, recording a spectacle which left jaws dropping. Many captures of the boiling storm clouds, intense and full rainbow, and incredibly striking sunset – many far better than these, show how good, and prolific everyday photography has become in recent years.
…As usual, thanks for viewing, and comments are always welcome. M 🙂
Two images captured of the New York skyline were featured on my previous post. To change perspective, I drove closer to the George Washington Bridge, now 1/2 mile (.8 km) south, for this view from the edge of the Hudson River as twilight was approaching.
ABOVE, Left to right; CitiCorp Center, 7.1 mi. (11.4 km,) Height 915′ (279 m) opened 1977
North River Treatment Plant, 2.3 mi. (3.7 km); 1985 (on river)
George Washington Bridge, 0.5 mi. (0.8 km); road: 212′ above Hudson; 1931
To keep from dying (the wickedly cold wind chill was brutal,) I was now shooting from my car, with the telephoto extending out the window for support. Since I thought no one else was in the area, I had driven off the road to a snow covered grassy area near the water.
Busily shooting away, I didn’t notice the Palisades Interstate Park Police cruiser, headlights on, approaching slowly from the road. It was now well after sunset, and the park was officially closed – a fact that had escaped me. For several reasons I was grateful for their leniency and appropriate scrutiny followed by a cordially-offered wave of approval. I’m sure the barrel of my lens pointed at the GWB could have been likened to something a little more threatening.
Giving me a few more minutes as the skyline grew increasingly more impressive, they eventully escorted me up to the top of the switchbacks where I drove to the Rockefeller Lookout, 2.3 miles further north and 400 feet (122 m) higher, on top of the cliffs.
ABOVE: The GW bridge cable and roadway lights are now visible in the lower part of this image, as seen from on top of the Palisades.
731 Lexington,9.0 mi (14.5 km) from lookout, 806′ (246 m); 1985, is lit on top.
Trump World Tower, 9.8 mi. (15.7 km); 861′ (262 m); 2001, at far left.
BELOW: Centered Empire State Bldg., 10.2 miles (16.4 km) from lookout, 1220′ (372 m); 1931
One 57, to it’s left, 9.0 mi. (14.5 km), 1005′ (306m); 2014
BOA Tower, right of Empire State Bldg. 9.7 mi. (15.6 km), 1046′ (319 m); 2007
BELOW: a wide shot (as my fingers turned to ice,)
OneWorld Trade Center -Freedom Tower, seen at the far right., 13.1 miles (21 km) from the Rockefeller Lookout, standing 1776 feet high (541 m), and listed as a 2014 completion.
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Acknowledgement to Wikipedia for info and data
Thanks for visiting, and as usual, comments are always welcome – M 🙂
After a couple of long days on the road, we delighted in the warm, wonderful sunshine of South Florida, relishing in outdoor waterside eateries, and soft sandy beaches. Sandy Paws enjoyed exploring new grounds and meeting ODD friends.
Carefully sniffing the fauna on Bowman’s Beach, Sanibel Island
In a small rental boat, we explored backwater mangrove islands,
Colorful waters and condos,
new types of friends,
and across “New Channel,” sighted a special beach, … for DOGS!!! (Whoo Hooo!)
Sandy Paws was a little intimidated at first by the BIG dogs playing…
but quickly fell in love with a cute canine friend – a back beach romance.
Unfortunately, it was soon time to go,
stopping first at the doggie shower
and saying goodbye as the sun set over the Gulf of Mexico.
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Dedicated in memory of Shep, Sandy Paw’s best friend…