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Three Minutes in Eerie Light

I’ve done posts with titles like 15 minutes or 18 . . . but here’s a set shot in just three minutes, just after that strange cloud–comet’s tail?–passed the day the temps went up to 65 midday for a few hours, setting a NYC record for that day. Here’s Jonathan C from head-on, with Shooters […]

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 […]

Five Minutes of Craft

Elapsed time from the first to last foto in this batch is five minutes . . . what it takes to travel from the Erie Lackawanna terminal south to the old NJ Central Railroad Station.  Know what this gray vessel is?  Doubleclick enlarges. For a sense of what the Jersey City waterfront looked like a […]

Combi Dock III and the Peking Saga 5

or . . . the final installment from the west side of the Atlantic .  .  .  and I’ll use (what I imagine as) NASA times here, but I’ll modify it from “t-minus” to “U–as in underway” minus and plus. So, at U minus 53 minutes, there’s a man-basket dangling off the portside. U minus […]

Random Tugs 201

Enjoy this sampling of boats and the dates associated with their launch starting from Arabian Sea (2007) on Dry Dock No. 7, Stephen Reinauer (1970) nearby on 4, Miss Circle Line . . . (1954 as ST 2124 and later Betsy) , Alex McAllister (1985), Joyce D. Brown (2002) headed home after completing the daily chores, […]

Tale of the Tape 2

Guess the unit below here and here?  Lots of similarities, and the one below was less than 10 minutes behind the one above, both westbound the Kills. A and B.  Guess now? a is Viking pushing DBL 134. B is new to the sixth boro, here pushing DBL 103. New York and New Orleans…. Viking, […]

A Pilot’s Life 2

Algoma Mariner (2011) heads upriver with a load of ore.  This time of year and until the St. Lawrence Seaway opens, Montreal is the head of navigation, so that’s where the ore will be discharged and sent further by rail. Pilot exchange at Quebec City is facilitated by Ocean Ross Gaudreault (ORG).     Minutes after […]

Turning Erikoussa

The evolution depicted in the next photos took all of five minutes.  In the photo below, note where James D.‘s wake is.   Now the tug’s vector is lateral but increasingly astern. I’m glad for my sake the sequence happened so quickly because 18 degrees F was killing my fingers. Note Brendan around the stern of […]