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Foggy Morning at Pemaquid

Foggy and misty morning at Pemaquid Lighthouse in Maine.  No sunrise ever occurred but the twilight blue with the lighthouse beaming looked moody:

Milky Way on the Hudson

Clouds disappeared as we arrived for a NYC night shot with the moon.  But with the way the city lights sparkled in the clear night, it reminded me of an image of the Milky Way.

September 11th, 2014

Long exposure image of the September 11th Tribute in Lights in Manhattan.  Image was taken from up on the Manhattan Bridge.  Was a great view from up there and plenty of photographers showed up that night.

City Lights

Long exposure image of downtown Manhattan taken from across the river near the Brooklyn piers.  Can see the twilight sky behind the clouds.

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge at Night

On the way out of Brooklyn, the thunderstorm overhead was starting to lighten up.  So we stopped at Fort Wadsworth in Staten Island to try and capture a nice view of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.

Another Lightning Strike in Manhattan

Stopped by DUMBO on a Friday night and got caught in a thunderstorm.  Was able to capture this strike on a building before the rain really started coming down and drove us out.

Lightning over Manhattan

Was lucky enough to grab this image of lightning flashing over Manhattan during a quick photoshoot on the Manhattan Bridge during the Memorial Day weekend.  Rain was starting to get heavy and there wasn’t any cover to attempt more chances.  

Alien Landscape at Point Judith

Something about this image made me think it looked like an alien landscape.  Post-processed the sky separately from the foreground before bringing them both together again.  Its a 20 second exposure at 3200 ISO. Point Judith Lighthouse can be seen on the horizon.

Point Judith Lighthouse and Milky Way

This is a panorama attempt at capturing the Milky Way over the Point Judith Lighthouse.  Found out later in post-processing, that the 14 mm lens introduced too much distortion to easily stitch the panorama together.  And I could never quite straighten out the horizon to my liking.  I should have remembered that i ran into
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Milky Way at Point Judith, RI

The mostly clear skies during our trip up to Massachusetts for the AT&T Hockey Tournament, didn’t help with golden hour photography, but did provide an opportunity to try some more Milky Way images. We had to endure some very early mornings at Point Judith, RI, to make the attempts.  The light pollution was still pretty
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Montauk Lighthouse and the Milky Way

This is a second version of the Montauk Lighthouse and the Milky Way from a last minute night shoot at Montauk Point.  A shooting star (and possibly a 2nd, smaller one, next to it) is seen above. Used my 24-70mm at 24mm.  It seems my 24-70 lens is sharper in the corners at 2.8 than
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Milky Way over Montauk Lighthouse

With clear skies in the forecast and the moon setting early, we made a last minute decision to take a quick trip to Montauk Lighthouse to try to grab some Milky Way images.   Tried to do some Milky way images a few weeks ago in Asbury Park, but the light pollution was way too
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Full Moon with Halo

Did a quick “for fun” self portrait showing a view of the halo we saw forming around the full moon.  The abnormally cold evening must of provided the impetus behind the ice crystals in the atmosphere that’s needed to create this kind of halo effect. This image was taken during a quick night shoot at
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Barnegat Lighthouse at Night

The full moon and some fast moving clouds provided us a nicely lit backdrop to the Barnegat Lighthouse in NJ.  Even though we missed the golden hour, we decided to do a quick night shot at the lighthouse anyway just to see how the area looks.  The night sky ended up looking very colorful.  The
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Starfield at Montauk Point

A clear and crisp winter night allowed for a nice opportunity to grab some star shots.  Too bad that by the time we had set up and started shooting, the Milky Way was already setting over the horizon and into the light pollution.  Jupiter can be seen in this image (bright ‘star’ above the house)

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