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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 […]

Bronze 8

Way back in 2007 I started this series, and I now think I should never have called it “bronze” since it’s more like a golden brown, but no matter, this post is all the same fleet.  Name the fleet and the tug? Talking fleet renewal . . ., Reinauer has a young fleet.  Janice Ann […]

Other Peoples Photos 84

Timo Pajunen took this photo back in 2010.  Here are my questions for you:  whose livery?  what mission?  what was McArthur‘s original mission?  I’ll answer at the end of the post. Charles Ritchie took this.  Hawk YTL-153 has fine pedigree:   in 1941, she was built and launched in Pearl Harbor and was present during the […]

Random Sixth Boro (and Beyond) 31

I took this photo in Waterford eastern terminus of the Erie Canal on November 1, 2010, and the canal had not yet closed.  I had just returned from part of a transit, and we had met lots of boats.  Although we had been bound for the Great Lakes, most, like the intriguing Baidarka, was bound […]

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 […]