Looking Up Perspective!

 

No, this is not a thesaurus.   It’s just a perspective! 

Wednesday was an unusually cold day for March 22nd, but brilliantly clear as a chance intersection was happening overhead. Around 4500′ (2480 m,) the United  jet was on a base leg approaching Newark Airport while the two high altitude planes were cruising SW,  likely near 30,000 ft. (16,500 m.) 

As usual, click on the image for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂

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The Good, The Bad and the Frightened! FOXTROT TANGLE?

This week saw my neighbor’s fenced-in yard as a snowy overnight sanctuary for a small herd of deer.  

Status Quo! Content between walking around, relaxing and sleeping. 

One deer always remained outside the sanctuary, all night and morning, almost as a guard. They remained until early afternoon each day before hopping over the fence for their daily parade for food through the back-woods.

Yesterday, things were dramatically different! All the deer were gone, replaced by “Foxtrot Tangle!”

But was it the nearby Gray Squirrel who REALLY felt threatened?

First reaction: hide head in snow!

“Ohhhh! He still sees me!”

“I’ll just hide here on the other side of the tree!”

You can’t make this stuff up, folks. In time frame, this is exactly as it happened, except the deer images were taken one day prior.  But on this actual day, the deer were there an hour before I noticed their absence, replaced by the fox. The fox` and the squirrel (outside the fenced area,)  were photographed in quick succession actually looking towards each other, at a distance of about 25 yards. 

As usual, click on the images for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂

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Shooting Venus – March 11, 2017

Venus is currently a crescent phase, as it swings quickly along its orbit between Earth and the sun. 

Nikon D5200 DSLR, cropped (enlarged) from original size (below.) f13, 600mm Tameron (150-600) telephoto, ISO 1250, 1/4000″ Handheld

Original frame of image on top, same capture, at 6:09 PM 3/11/17, 10 minutes after sunset. Venus is in the center. Can you see it??

For comparison, Tri-X film version with EXA 35mm camera, 1/25th sec, through 10″ Newtonian reflector telescope. Taken December 1st, 12:30 PM many years ago, and recently digitally post processed. Being so bright, it can be seen and photographed in the daytime. 

Venus has been shinning brightly for the last few months after sunset, but is quickly approaching what is called Inferior Conjunction, as it passes roughly between the Earth and the Sun in 11 days, 3/22/17. The planet will re-emerge as the “morning star” visible a week or two later, rising before sunrise. 

As usual, click on the image for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂

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Cat’s Eye: A Decades Old Look-Back

Grappus and Blappus: One was cool and indifferent. The other possessed …and determined to drive our dear old dad insane.

In smiling memory of two wonderfully special cats. 

As usual, click on the image for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂

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 On LBI – Barnegat Light, N.J.

Barnegat Lighthouse is on Long Beach Island, New Jersey

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As usual, click on or “finger stretch” for closer look, and thanks for viewing. Always looking forward to your comments. M 🙂

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Perspectives: A Jersey View of the Always Dynamic Big Apple!

This post contains ten images from “President’s Day” last week, underscoring the dynamics of a magnificently changing Manhattan skyline, driven by decades long, mind-blowing construction.  

dsc_0361 dsc_0370-version-2 dsc_0417 dsc_0477 dsc_0343 dsc_0380 dsc_0383 dsc_0502 dsc_0500 dsc_0442  As Robert Plant once sang: “Ohh, …it makes me wonder…”

Thanks for viewing. Click on or “finger stretch” for a closer look –  and comments are certainly welcome. M 🙂

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Awesome Hyperbolic Paraboloid on W. 57th – Open Soon in NYC

 

Looking down W. 57th St. at twilight this week, four of the newest buildings including the second tallest in the city, dominate the view. But, look at the closest on the left….

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Designed by Danish Architect Bjark Inges, this spectacular residential building  features impressive amenities, and a spectacular open air court yard.  

“VIA 57 West” is so dramatically shaped that it looks different from every  viewpoint, as shown here from the west, (above) and north-west an hour earlier. (below) 

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As usual, click on the image for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂

Posted in Art, Buildings, Curiosities, Hudson River, New York, New York City, Photography, Science, Twilight | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments