“There is only one day left, always starting over: it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk.”
Tag Archives: Night
Last night my long time friend Chris Havens held a party to celebrate a zero birthday. His apartment has a roof deck. I took this picture at about 8:30 pm. I thought it came at the challenge obliquely but fit it well.
As always, here a some other views.
Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night.
I haven’t shot in midtown at night for a while. I need to do so more often. It is one of my great pleasures…
Hot night last night. After dinner in downtown we (Roy, Anne, Katherine and I) took a walk to the World Trade Center site. I didn’t have the camera but here is an iPhone pic.
and since one iPhone pictures deserves another. A view of the Hudson from April 16th
Here is a long and silent street.
I walk in blackness and I stumble and fall
and rise, and I walk blind, my feet
trampling the silent stones and the dry leaves.
Someone behind me also tramples, stones, leaves:
if I slow down, he slows;
if I run, he runs I turn : nobody.
Everything dark and doorless,
only my steps aware of me,
I turning and turning among these corners
which lead forever to the street
where nobody waits for, nobody follows me,
where I pursue a man who stumbles
and rises and says when he sees me : nobody.
What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn’t have any doubt — it is sure to get where
it is going, and it doesn’t want to go anywhere else.
I wasn’t able to get to the river until late last night. I had a project to handle in the morning, an interview in the afternoon and a class last night and it was pouring when I got up. I didn’t make it down to the river until almost 10 pm.
We moved back into mid-April weather…rainy and cold. The river was almost deserted but it was a great way to end a very long day… the river almost always calms my mind.
I shot at 3200 ASA. This is pretty grainy and there is a real color shift. I love the way the camera sees things at night…
Addendum to 5/3/11 Post:
Several people have told me they didn’t understand yesterday’s post. I guess I just assumed everyone knows the movie This Is Spinal Tap or at least has been exposed to this scene…Spinal Tap – Stonehenge… oops, my bad. Moving along…
Had not shot the river at night.
Since this shot is Katherine’s choice from the shots taken today, I thought including information on The Atlantic Sturgeon was appropriate. The information is courtesy of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.