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– photo by Mitch Waxman

May 4th, in addition to being “Star Wars Day,” offered me one of those 50/50 chances – atmosphere wise – that there would be an interesting sunset. After dealing with my annoying daily round, I packed up my gear and lazily used a cab to carry me over to the entrance of the Kosciuszcko Bridge’s pedestrian ramp in Blissville.

Ok, it really wasn’t that lazy, I just didn’t want to lose an hour of good light scuttling through boring residential neighborhoods, and was desirous of preserving my energy for the shooting and walking home part of the exercise.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

It was humid and misty, with a tepid breeze. As I’ve mentioned in the past, high clouds and mist usually make for interesting sunsets.

One scuttled up the ramp, which took me high up onto the Kosciuszcko Bridge’s crossing of Newtown Creek between Brooklyn and Queens.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

I’m trying to soak in all of this splendor while I still can, before I move out of NYC at the end of the year. You really do not get to see sights like this anywhere else.

Thank god.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

A solid deck of clouds had risen out of New Jersey just as I reached the spot I’d decided to shoot from. Regardless, I was committed to the labor and set up the camera for “landscape” modality.

I got busy, a clickin and a whirring.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

A sudden break in the cloud cover appeared, and a series of adjustments to composition and camera settings was thereby triggered.

Nimble, quick, ready to jump a candlestick – that’s me.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Bam! All of a sudden, NYC was painted in apocalyptic hue. This is the sort of thing which I left Our Lady of the Pentacle at home all by herself for to get out and capture.

More tomorrow – at this – your Newtown Pentacle.


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June 16, 2022 at 11:00 am

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