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Get 4 wheels over a curb, apparently.

I shot the car on the left last year. The car on the right just occurred on Thursday. I have no idea how these things could have happened.

The bottom shot was posted here 2 years ago.

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Main St milllng
« Last post by ericmartindale on August 26, 2017, 11:04:02 AM »
And I bet they are doing this project WITHOUT replacing the 100+ year old brick sewer line.  So all the new work is going to have to be ripped up and patched every time there is a burst in that old sewer line
Hackensack Discussion / Main St milllng
« Last post by BLeafe on August 25, 2017, 09:41:09 PM »
Main St between Anderson and Ward was closed today for milling. I got there just after the big machine had left and took these pictures:

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Last post by Homer Jones on August 23, 2017, 01:34:03 PM »
The proofreading is worse than the team and that ain't easy.
Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Last post by BLeafe on August 23, 2017, 10:29:59 AM »
Today's Record, pg. 5S: "one" is MIA.

Hackensack Discussion / The water line installation continues onto Anderson St
« Last post by BLeafe on August 22, 2017, 01:48:39 PM »
As you saw in the previous post, the installation made a right turn from Union St onto Anderson as the westbound lane carried traffic in both directions.

Shot from my roof and click to enlarge.

Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Last post by BLeafe on August 22, 2017, 11:59:59 AM »
From today's Record, pages 7S and 8S:

Oh, and I forgot the big one:  According to the Democrats, the whole thought process of how to improve society flows from the arts, and at the same time all of religion is considered "the problem".  If only it could be banned, taxed to death, discredited in the minds of our Youth, portrayed as stupid and evil, or otherwise destroyed. And that is exactly the Socialist agenda.  So go ahead, Pastor McClelland, continue to champion the forces that will destroy your Faith.
it's OK to speak out against the wrong's of Trump, but don't ignore the wrong's of the left.  The Democrats are the party of many things hostile to Christianity, including atheism, abortion, drug use, and more. 

It could be an easy decision for any Christian to be a Republican, except for the fact that the Republican agenda is against economic equality that Christ would surely espouse. The draining of resources away from the pure, the proposed tax plan that benefits the wealthy, and more. Simply put, there is no political party for the true Christian.

McClelland is my former pastor, and I know him well.  He is well-meaning, but I don't believe he recognizes any of the problems from the left side of the political spectrum. He totally minimizes them.
Well, as you can see from the first picture, I was loaded for bear, but I had a really bad feeling about my chances of success (and the DirecTV dish was no help).  The sun was too high in the sky and none of my still or video cameras were capable of shooting directly into a bright sun (why don't they schedule these things closer to sunset? ;)). I suppose I could have gotten a piece of filter like my neighbors had (next three pictures) to hold in front of the camera, but I didn't. BTW, that third image was taken at exactly 2:44pm - the peak moment of whatever totality we were going to get. In that picture, the woman appears to be taking a picture of that moment through one of those filters - exactly what I should have done - so she probably got much a better shot than I could possibly get.

The fifth picture (collage) appears to offer a moment of levity. Though she very well might be doing something brilliant, it still looks like a homemade contraption that started out as a cardboard center from some elephant's roll of toilet paper. Plus, I have no idea what she's looking at. According to her shadow angle, she's not aiming toward the star of the show (and our solar system) at all.

As I expected, I was getting absolutely nowhere capturing ANYTHING that showed the eclipse. The sixth picture - taken at 2:40pm - shows how bright the mostly-covered sun was, so zooming in would produce a totally white image. HOWEVER.......this image produced lots of flare in the camera (sun-sized circles that have some red in them) AND something very odd: in the middle bottom-half of the frame, there appears to be an upside-down image of a dark moon covering a lot of a yellowish sun. Is this my money shot for today?

Turns out, it WAS.............for 11 minutes.

At 2:51pm - while I was making one last desperate attempt to blind myself to get a picture that I might never see, I noticed a small, round white circle moving across a small space between bright sections of cloud and immediately hit the shutter. I had no idea what - if anything - I had captured (it happened so fast).

So - although the sun looks a bit flat on top, I got an eclipse shot at 7 minutes past NJ's totality, thanks to the filter of a cloud.

Nothing special, but at least it's something.

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