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No way I was going outside to shoot this, but I like what I was able to get from home:

1,2. The first thing I saw when I looked out the window on Thursday morning: a car with its trunk open and no one around. These were taken at 8:41am and 9:30am. You can see that the storm has intensified during that period and that the interior trunk snowfall accumulation has increased. An hour later, the car was gone................too bad.

3. Artistic arrangement courtesy of the Sanitation Department

4. Unused potential traction helper (is that a front-wheel drive car?)

5. Frozen river

6. Frozen person

7. Frozen engine

8. Some serious wind managed to push snow between my inside and outside roof doors.

9,10. Two days after #8, this is what was on the outside door. The last time I saw that was during the polar vortex in January, 2014.

11. Awwwwwww...............

12,13. Favorite mini-sequence: Someone parked a shopping cart in the municipal lot. Two days later, it was still there and the snowplows went around it, just like they did for every other 4-wheeled parked vehicle. Two days after THAT (today), it hasn't moved an inch.

14. Late addition (misplaced it): I saw this super-cool fashionista when it was super-cold outside and sandwiched him around what wunderground.com was posting at that moment (ZERO wind-chill).


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Hackensack Discussion / The Annual "Our Lady of the Cloud" procession 1-1-18
« Last post by BLeafe on January 01, 2018, 04:11:35 PM »
(if you're looking for 2017, it's in the "Hackensack Videos" forum)



There was no way I was gonna be walking around the neighborhood for an hour or more in this super-cold, windy weather, so I decided to take what I could get from my roof.

1. I actually got a shot from home of marchers in the Rite Aid parking lot preparing to step off - at least 4 blocks away.

2. Marchers on Passic St approaching Park St.

3. As the procession was turning onto Union St from Passaic St, I was just a tiny bit astounded to see two guys in a convertible with the top down! I think the wind-chill temp was around 5 degrees. Meanwhile, 7 floors up, the wind was absolutely BRUTAL on the roof - MUCH worse than at ground level.

4, 5, 6. Some of the characters were new and others were variations of ones from previous years. They DO seem to change things up a bit every year. The song remained the same, but it was amplified much louder and clearer.

7. Essentially, the star of the show.

8, 9, 10. So now the convertible is directly below me and the banner on the hood appears to say "Radar 74 TV", which I've never heard of. The only thing I can find online is an app with a similar name. The "TV" part explains the two other guys running alongside the car with the vidcam and mic, but I'm slightly baffled by the stylish look of the one passenger-side rear window being up. That's PERFECT for the video guy to capture blinding sun reflections and gives the other guy more opportunities to bump his mic into something. If anyone knows if Radar 74 TV is an actual TV station, please post.

11. This is the sound truck at the tail end of the procession. Last year, five people - including a singing guitar player - and a lot of equipment were jammed into the back of the truck, This year, there's just one guy running what appears to be (and sounds like) new and much better gear................a good upgrade.


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https://iaintjustmusic.bobleafe.com/?p=5645

There'll be a better one next month..............honest!

And a Happy New Year to you all! I'm just glad to be here to see it.





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