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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 […]

Champion and Mighty Mac

As measured by the longest main span, the Mackinac Bridge is about 19th in the world today, but the number of spans leading out to that honest one are numerous, so it traverses a lot of water, quite minimized in this foreshortened shot across part of Mackinaw City. This unit will be rolling across for […]

Lake Express

aka, trans-Michigan and not Badger.  More on Badger later. Lakes Express entered service in 2004, max speed at 34 kts., and has capacity for 44 cars, 12 motorcycles, and 248 passengers. It crosses the Lake between Milwaukee and Muskegon in 150 minutes with up to 8 crew.     Until 1970, this run was made […]

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, […]