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Golden Hour Haze

It’s been a while since I’ve acknowledged this my favorite time of day.  Golden hour at 80+ degrees is quite different than it at 40- degrees.  But here are my shots;  I took them and then headed for the shade. Larry J Hebert lies alongside the dredge and Mister Jim is happening by, westbound. Actually, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Random Tugs 300

The year 2007 spawned this series here.  Since you’ve stayed with this blog, I’m celebrating a milestone . . . the 300th post in this series.  Thanks for continued visits to tugster.  To honor this event, I solicited photos from you, particularly photos that’d never previously appeared on this blog.  I threw some of my […]

Random Tugs 299

Franklin crossed over the KVK to assist Haggerty Girls and RTC 107 out of IMTT. Patrice just finished assisting a box ship, and then turned around to help a government ship out of port. Ernest Campbell with no lion yet on its stack. Kings Points eases Double Skin 307 out of IMTT. Marjorie B. is […]

Ever F Class

When I started this blog, Evergreen presented itself in the sixth boro with their D class.  Then they added size and capacity with their L class.  Today for the first time, I saw an F class, Ever Focus.  I can imagine subsequent ships called Faith, Fruitful, Frugal, Friendly . . .  really I’m just guessing.    […]

2020 Calendar April and May

I did not forget in the beginning of April about the 2020 calendar enhancement;  there were just too any things going on! So today I both catch up, and get ahead.  And according to my accounting robot, today I post for the 4,500th time.  Champagne is spilling all over my editor’s floor, but he’s not […]

Random Tugs 286

All photos here were taken less than an hour after sunrise.  It’s commonly known that the golden hour is the best time for photos.   Mary Turecamo also headed out for morning work, not that this is anything but a 24/7 essential schedule. HMS St Andrews arrives with sunrise on its back. Has the HMS […]