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– photo by Mitch Waxman

Experimental in nature, the images in today’s post are actually hundreds of images wound into YouTube video files. I set the camera up to capture time lapses of the storm setting itself up on Saturday night. Was hoping for lightning, but there you go. The one above is looking westwards from Astoria right about sunset.


– photo by Mitch Waxman

When the storm really got going, and it turns out that Saturday broke the record in NYC for a single day’s worth of rain, I had to move the camera to a somewhat safer and drier position. All of these were captured at HQ – by the way – where a humble narrator was bunkered down, drinking tea and eating toast. This one looks at the sewer grate on my corner as it drank up hundreds and hundreds of gallons of water.


– photo by Mitch Waxman

This is from a little earlier in the evening, looking southwest along Astoria’s Broadway as the clouds and humidity built up. One was quite aware of his ear drums at this point in the evening, as the atmospheric pressure built and the storm neared. Back tomorrow with something else.

Also, tonight is the actual, calendrical, Night of the Living Dead.

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Written by Mitch Waxman

August 23, 2021 at 11:00 am

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  1. Cool how the flow into the sewer gets bigger.


    August 24, 2021 at 8:53 am

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