Carlos Borda From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 538 posts, RR: 51 Posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2352 times:
Guys- This might be a little off topic but I only post to this forum and thought I'd share with you all some recent wallpaper scans I made up of shots I took on March 11, 2002 of the "Tribute in Lights" here in NYC.
This is a month long tribute that was done to commemorate the 6 month anniversary of that dreadful day here in September 2001. If these two links to not work (AOL does act up from time to time) please email me privately and I will email the scans to you as a zip file.
For those of you interested in info regarding these shots here goes...
Both shots were taken from Owen Grundy Pier at Exchange Place in the financial district of Jersey City which is on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River. The beams stay lite every night till 11:00PM and will continue thru on till the end of next week I believe. Images were both around 13 second exposers shot on kodachrome 64 using a Nikon N90s with a Nikkor 80-200mm f~2.8 lens set at shutter priority using center weight meter and mounted to a tripod. Please feel free to use as wallpaper or pass along to friends and family. We should never ever forget what happened here that dark day on September 11th 2001 and in particular how this all affected our beloved airliner hobby too. Thanks...
AKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2535 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2226 times:
Oh yes that pier at Exchange Place I have been there a lot of times, mostly hang out there with co-workers for lunch.
Our Headquarter is based right at 10 Exchange Place with a great view over the skyline and the statue of liberty......breathtaking view.
A lot of my co-workers have seen the tragedy first hand, some of them even saw the second plane flying into the tower, what a horrific memory.
p.s. is the PATH still running under the Hudson River?
Flpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2123 posts, RR: 29
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2189 times:
Amazing. Need I say more?
On the way back from FLL a few weeks ago, after a connection in EWR headed to PVD, we took off on 22R, made a 180 back up North and virtually flew over Manhattan, I was surprised we flew so close. I was fortunate to get a clean view of the tower of lights. Ground zero was clearly visible.
Carlos Borda From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 538 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2104 times:
Thanks guys... I'm very glad to hear that you all enjoyed the shots, thanks. I'll try and answer some of the questions here in one post.
>p.s. is the PATH still running under the Hudson River?<
Hey V... the PATH still runs under the Hudson but no longer to WTC for obvious reasons. I normally take it myself from Hoboken to 33rd St whenever I have to run into the city for something. Like film!
Chris L writes:
>Amazing. Need I say more? On the way back from FLL a few weeks ago, after a connection in EWR headed to PVD, we took off on 22R, made a 180 back up North and virtually flew over Manhattan, I was surprised we flew so close. I was fortunate to get a clean view of the tower of lights. Ground zero was clearly visible.<
Yea Chris... that's pretty normal. When I last visited Ground Zero (or "The Pit" as it's now known as) I was very surprised to see the inbound LGA traffic coming in right above and as low as they were. Everyone would look up at the plane and stay silent until it flew by... it was pretty eerie.
>Btw: do you also have a 1280x(1024) resolution image? I am interested in obtaining a picture for this for my desktop.<
I'm not even sure how to do that Bo... in Adobe PS 6.1 "image size" I put in 1024 for width and it automatically does the height as 670. I tried the 1280 width and it automatically made it an 837 height. If you tell me how I'll give it a shot, thanks.
>I thought the pictures were excellent, but did no-one get an erie feeling from the aircraft lights going across the sky into the lights of where the buildings used to be ?<
Thanks Jeremy.... the light beams are actually just a little southwest of where the actual WTC towers stood. If you look at the shot again, that very bright illumination you see around the sides of the buildings to the right of the shot... that's actual Ground Zero. The airplane streaking across that you see was actually behind the beams and not on top of or in front of them.