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Re: Photography...........the way I see it
« Reply #45 on: May 04, 2011, 04:23:51 PM »
Any idea where any of these places are? Two are in Hackensack and one is less than a half-mile from the Hackensack border.

They are:

1. A huge granite elephant

2. A metal-guardrail-eating tree

3. An acid flashback (actually, they ALL could be that)  ;D


I took these photos last Sunday morning - straight - and they're all unmanipulated single exposures.............honest!

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Re: Photography...........the way I see it
« Reply #46 on: May 09, 2011, 12:00:46 PM »
ANSWERS

1. The single-piece-of-granite elephant is located at the foot of Mt Vernon St  - just west of the tracks - in Ridgefield Park. There's a granite and marble company there.

2. The guardrail-eating tree is on the Hackensack River walkway behind Bergen Tech..............oops........Bergen Academies.

3. The third place is hiding in plain sight on Passaic St, near Linden (below):
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Re: Photography...........the way I see it
« Reply #47 on: May 09, 2011, 02:20:15 PM »
There wasn't much time for good composition on the first shot, but had to get those iconic 1959 Chevy tail lights and fins. It looks pretty cool, considering that the Biscayne was the cheap model that year.

My father worked for Chevy back then and got a pair of dealer-only promo cufflinks shaped like that  '59 rear end. You can see one of them in the second photo.

The rest are just recent odds and ends.

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Re: Photography...........the way I see it
« Reply #48 on: May 12, 2011, 03:45:16 PM »
A quote from your opening post in this interesting thread: "Questions/comments/discussion always welcome."...I hope that includes other photos.

My artistic wife hung some crystals in the East facing windows and I spent some time this morning chasing rainbows playing across our back room over usually mundane walls. Some of the rainbows contained silhouettes from the outside world others from interior items.  Quite a return on a couple of bucks worth of glass.



 




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Re: Photography...........the way I see it
« Reply #49 on: May 12, 2011, 04:11:45 PM »
I did a couple of stitched images yesterday. As usual, click to enlarge.

AFTERNOON and EVENING:

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Re: Photography...........the way I see it
« Reply #50 on: May 12, 2011, 05:37:55 PM »
Still trying to catch up on the Spring spate of shooting. I probably won't do much in the summer because I can't stand heat and humidity, so I'm making up for it in advance.

A couple of Sundays ago, I shot from the Bogota side of the Court St bridge construction. Since there was almost zero access, it took little time, so I went over to FDU and crossed the footbridge to the Hackensack side and walked north towards Rt 4.

I'm posting the pictures I took from Hackensack that day first and the next post will be the pictures I took from Bogota and Teaneck the same morning.


1. I wonder what the goose was looking for (or hiding from) and what kind of pipe it's standing on.

2.  Are those garbage bags on the left?

3. I'm sure you've read about the problems under the Rt 4 bridge, but..........

4. ..........this looks worse than I thought.

5. The pathway stopped short of 4, so I walked up towards Hackensack Ave, cut through the Hooter's lot and found myself on 4, walking towards Teaneck. Eastbound was pretty jammed.

The rest of the pictures from this walk are in the next post

6-7. Before I went home, I took some pictures at the American Glass & Metal building on Passaic St, where I got compressed a bit.

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Re: Photography...........the way I see it
« Reply #51 on: May 12, 2011, 05:44:37 PM »
1. Not much access, but lots of stuff compressed in one frame.

2. If you look closely, you can see......

3. .........this

4. This was nearby and looked interesting flapping in the breeze with the sun behind it.

5. Continuing the walk photos from the previous post, I'm now on the Rt 4 bridge on the Teaneck side. Traffic is just stopped dead. This is at around 11am...............maybe it's because of a 1pm Yankees home game?

6. Looks like it's got an outboard motor.

7. He and his shadow

8. Coming down the ramp off 4 at River Rd, I saw two FDU lots with motorcycle activity. They seemed to be bike-riding classes. I was pretty far from this bunch and didn't even see the fist bump when I took this shot.

9. A little further south near the FDU buildings, I saw this traffic jam. All the bikes were Suzukis and all the plates said "Fairleigh Dickinson".

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Re: Photography...........the way I see it
« Reply #52 on: May 13, 2011, 04:16:24 PM »
"All the bikes were Suzukis and all the plates said "Fairleigh Dickinson".... definitely not the local chapter of the Hell's Angels

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Re: Photography...........the way I see it
« Reply #53 on: May 13, 2011, 04:53:17 PM »
Oh, I don't know............I'll bet this angel could lead you there.
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Re: Photography...........the way I see it
« Reply #54 on: May 13, 2011, 09:49:05 PM »
the road to hell has to be a long bumpy trip...relying on the rear view image of a large helmet, some nice hair and a decent looking pair of leathers is a big role of the dice for such a tough trip :D

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Re: Photography...........the way I see it
« Reply #55 on: May 14, 2011, 03:27:49 PM »
Considering what was available at the time, this roll of the dice was the best Highway to Hell option by far.

Unless............well, you know...........

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Re: Photography...........the way I see it
« Reply #56 on: May 14, 2011, 03:33:56 PM »
These are the rest of the Courthouse/Court St Bridge shots:
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Re: Photography...........the way I see it
« Reply #57 on: May 14, 2011, 03:40:00 PM »
The latest from-home shots:
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Re: Photography...........the way I see it
« Reply #58 on: May 14, 2011, 03:45:18 PM »
Leftovers.

Finally caught up (for the moment).



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Re: Photography...........the way I see it
« Reply #59 on: May 14, 2011, 04:08:35 PM »
Great bridge construction shots, I would have liked to see them lifting the old bridge spans. I wonder what became of the old swing mechanism. Was there ever a hut for the bridge tender or was this an open by appointment only bridge?

I agree with your choice on the biker, a clear winner in that field.

On a second look at IMG_3051 that garbage bag looks like it has a pair of feet sticking up on the left side.