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Invisible Gold 4

Here are the previous posts I’ve done on the wind farm southeast of Block Island.  I took the photo below on June 27, as blades to spin the turbines arrived in Narragansett Bay. Rod Smith took the rest of these photos in late July and early August. It shows Brave Tern as it prepared to […]

Invisible Gold 3

Here were the previous posts on Deepwater Wind. The work on the first US offshore wind farm is becoming visible from Block Island, these taken from Monhegan Bluffs. There is one . . . no  .  . two actually five bases emerging from the waters, each in a different state of completion. Here Stephanie Dann […]

Invisible Gold 2

“Black gold”  . . . oil makes power.   You can’t see or smell wind, but it can be used for power . . . and that’s the title of this post.  Yesterday’s photos hinted at the work happening now in the water to eventually harvest that power, and today . . . this records parts of the ribbon-cutting […]

Invisible Gold 1

What is this? How about a little more of the same shot?  Now can you guess?  Cashman is a familiar New England company .  . . but that tug, Todd Danos, is not exactly a name known in these parts. Have you figured out the location?  Dace Reinauer and Senesco are the best clues here. […]

Golden 12 Minutes

You can find my previous “golden” posts here.   From the first photo below until the seventh and last one, only twelve minutes pass.  The setting is lock 17 in Little Falls, NY, where the lift/descent is 40.5 feet.  . Click here and here for some interesting historical pics. Let’s start with 0703 hr on October […]

Junk to Gold

Take some tarnished classics, remnants of what once had to be signed for to get out of the show room and then got driven for tens of thousands of miles for all manner of purposes from commutes to dates to   . . . other assignations. until it’s just a bucket of bolts. “I’m gonna […]

Golden 42 Minutes

I took this foto at 15:40 yesterday, and I’ll call it “prelude to afternoon golden hour,”  but this is a view of the turbine from the Battery Park direction. A few weeks ago, I recorded 18 minutes, so here’s more than twice that. Geese head to wherever they go at dusk. SalvageMaster passing Caletta ushers […]

Golden 18 Minutes

Friday afternoon I timed a foray on the harbor perfectly with respect to light.  Here’s a previous “golden hour” post, from over four years ago.   And although I’m not a literalist with much, the “hour” the other afternoon lasted less than 20 minutes. 16:24 . . .  guided by the new wind turbine, Hanjin […]

Golden Ship

In some light, what looks orange turns to pure gold. Magical light turns an oil products tanker into a metaphor. Arthur Kill here shows its potential to make beauty. Nothing exceeds the alchemy of a November sunset. Why gild the lily?  Timing and perspective make so much difference, and not just for oil ships in […]

TZ Bridgework 2

. . . the tugs, starting with . . . Prospector,  built in Indiana 1982, 48′ x 6′ and 800 hp; and presumably the right stuff for this job.  Would you guess the location as the Hudson River from the photo immediately below?  Hook Mountain is a beauty that I really need to hike! But back […]