Tuesday, September 26, 2017

9/11 Tribute in Light

view from Jersey City

lights going up

The lights are projected from the top floor of Battery Parking Garage. The top floor is open to the public for free, though the area immediately around the lights is limited to members of the Audubon Society. The Audubon is there to monitor how many migrating birds get caught in the lights. The lights confuse birds and have to be turned off occasionally to allow the birds to fly off.

7th floor of Battery Parking Garage

Each beam is made of 44 xenon spotlights placed in a square

close up of the lights as they were being turned off

view from Battery Parking Garage, overlooking Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel

view from DUMBO

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017

Canon 7D with 70-200mm f/2.8 L, 2x TeleExtender and a solar filter
200mm x 2 x 1.6 = 640mm equivalent

max coverage in my area

clouds getting in the way

safe viewing