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Recent Odds and Ends for 2017
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2017, 04:30:18 PM »
1. Two World Trade Center rises.

2. My old Hitachi sits atop the VCR-Printer-Small Fridge snowy-peaked mountain awaiting the technology trash haulers.

3. This is the brightest and shiniest I've ever seen the First Presbyterian Church's steeple since its recent makeover.

4. The steeple photobombs the First Baptist Church's school flag.

5. Someone on the first floor of my building has apparently enlisted Divine Intervention in keeping those windows and doors closed (I know the landlord didn't do it).

6. Window installation

7. Stuffed bra

8. Interesting cloud colors on the moon

9. Photographing Ladies Liberty while stopped at the light at Mercer and Main. I love candids - especially when compared with the posed shot the Hackensack Daily Voice recently ran (no sun on one poor guy's face). Here's the Rutherford DV version: http://rutherford.dailyvoice.com/lifestyle/drivers-see-double-ladies-of-liberty-in-hackensack/704806/

10. & 11. Each truck gets four bucketloads...........always shoot on the fourth one.

12. & 13.The sun's blinding rays were reflected off this Jersey City building right into my living room on March 4 and 5.

14. Meanwhile, about a dozen feet west of the previous image stands this cool guy, who's about 7' tall. I think this is my favorite shot of the year so far.

15. This just in: after yesterday's storm passed, I saw the top few floors of 432 Park Ave in Manhattan sticking out above the clouds that appeared to hover over the Hudson River..........but it's hard to be sure about where the clouds actually were from looking at something that's 5-7 miles away in a two-dimensional picture. BTW - the illuminated building in the lower center is the Marlboro House on Main St in Ridgefield Park.


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« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2017, 01:30:05 PM »
1. Where quarters go

2. Where dollar bills go

3. This is just as I shot it.

4. Hanging from the rear bumper

5. Hanging by a thread

6. Does name describe the taste?

7. Channel 47 chopper + Channel 4 chopper =  the same chopper


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« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2017, 04:20:30 PM »
These are some photos I've taken since June, but never got around to posting:

1. Need a taillight?

2. Good at stretching, bad at parking

3. New to the concept of doors

4, 5. School buses

6. Church luncheon

7. Live party streamers

8. To me, this looked like a 1950s robot visiting a French boudoir, but it was actually taken in a doctor's office (and had NOTHING to do with my visit).

9. From my living room, I heard a real noisy bunch of crows and found them perched atop 40 Passaic St. I KNEW that they'd all take off at once, so I waited. Sure enough..............

10. Signal from the high rises

11. Classy-sounding name

12. Wire runner

13. It's all spelled out on the image.

14. Ridgefield steam meets Jersey City construction.

15, 16. A two-image, side-by side photo stitch came out a little weird, but a top-and-bottom one worked MUCH better.


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« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2018, 07:40:08 PM »
1. Under the River St RR trestle

2. "UCEDA SCHOOL"? No - I don't see da school.

3. Inside the school that I don't see is a second set of light switches and electrical boxes that aren't there (but a mirror is).

4. The interior of Geri's Deli on Main St

5. The four current city rehab projects that I can shoot from my living room

6. Hanging by a thread..........

7. Things that we won't be able to see this time next year: YOU - buses on Main St, ME - the entire scene

8. A little touchup needed on the River Walkway by Costco

9. Two of the old steeple windows from the First Presbyterian Church

10. ESB (NYC) - Smokestack (Bogota) - Crane (Hackensack)

11. Out of the church lot and into the E lot

12. I finally found a half-century-old little black book of mine that I had been looking for because someone you know signed it back then on 42nd St in Manhattan...............someone whose "new" name hadn't been fully accepted yet (and which I misspelled).
 

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« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2018, 02:12:50 PM »
Stuff accumulates on my desktop during the year. Today is one of many cleaning days.


1, 2. Why workers wear hard hats (protection from flying bird poop)

3. Two projects, two banks and a courthouse. Wells Fargo REALLY needs to get rid of all that unsightly cell equipment.

4. Preparing for two-way traffic at Main and Passaic

5. Lotsuckers

6. When the first 200 feet or so of State St was closed one morning last week because of construction equipment and a small water company dig, all traffic was diverted to Ward St. It was pretty slow-going trying to turn onto busy Union St, but some truck drivers were smart enough navigate the E lot to turn back onto State St and continue their journey.

7. The Riviera Lounge must have HUGE expansion plans...............look at their new parking garage!

8. Another gift from StarKist tuna - I didn't know they had a crunchy version.

9. I could see these architectural delights atop the building at Passaic and Prospect from my apartment (I know they have a name, but I just can't think of it).

10. Looking one block past Passaic and Prospect, this shows the same picture as the previous one, including the foliage with the hole in it ("holiage"?), the Watchung Mountains valley (including Garret Mountain in Paterson), and the triple-cross on the Methodist church at Summit and Passaic.......................but with a much cooler-looking sky.

11, 12. These two across-the-street-from-each-other images were taken on E. Ward St between Main and River. (#11) I'm guessing someone traded in their truck for a motorcycle? (#12) It's just too weird-looking to make up a story for.

13 - UPDATE! - Here's the finished product: doors that appear to open only from the inside. That means the original garage door must be gone...............how boring!

14. Attention all you sign demanders! The wait is over, according to the new sign on top of the former Geri's. Now what happens?

15. This is another of those "Photos I'll never be able to take again" shots. After January or so, the 389 Main 5-story residential monstrosity being built will completely block my 30-year view of the Kipp's Bend section of the river and any boats on its surface. On the plus side..............

16..............I'll still be able to see The Modern I & II in Fort Lee, but because 389 Main's 5th-floor tenants will need to use the elevator, an elevator room will have to be built on the roof and with my luck, it'll block these towers.


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