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Layered or not, color or black and white—or both—these are breathtaking, Alan. Thank you.
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You’re welcome Linda :) So glad you liked these scenics — a subject I rarely focus on. It was the monotone look of the snow against the hills and almost uniformly cloudy sky that first attracted me but the appearance of the setting sun for fleeting moments added substantial color interest too.
I see you’ve visited Webster “Where life is worth living”, NY. Excellent shots, Alan.
No way, Ken. The sun doesn’t shine in Webster!
This is a really nice set of images, Alan. Great lighting and photography…
Thanks Mic. I’ll pass your comment on to the sun :)
You’re a good team. 🙂
“So Inclined” pleases me very much, and “Winternet” too. It’s nice to see those old hills again, with their winter bristles. And the barge and tug – love those! They match – same company I guess. We didn’t see that color tug from the Staten Island apartment. There were many regulars (Moran and McAllister we saw all the time), and there must be regulars on the river, too. I think it’s this company –
Based in NJ, close. :-)
Thanks Lynn. Since you liked “So Inclined” so much, here’s some background info you may not be aware of. That white “slash” down the mountainside is the site of an old incline railway that during its heyday was the world’s steepest passenger funicular and a tourist attraction for millions of visitors. (See http://www.inclinerailway.org/history-construction/). A local group has been trying to raise funds for its restoration but not having a lot of success.
Very, very, very impressed that you got the name of the barge company right. Honestly, it never even dawned on me to attempt an ID. After reading your comment, I noticed there was lettering on the port side of the barge near the bow. When I enlarged the original file I could easily read the name, Noelle Cutler!
Looks like the company’s fleet is named after the females in the Poling/Cutler families. The photo of the Noelle Cutler on their website is the only one in B&W so I’ll call this week and offer them mine. Will be sure to tell them the whole story and keep you posted.
Who knew your expertise extended to marine transportation!
Cool! On my way out, but…I used to look this stuff up when I lived on SI because I had a view of the harbor and watched the boats & ships a lot, got Curious…yes, they love to name them after the women in the family, I think it’s a tradition…there’s a great site I used to go on – I’ll get it later – that shows the locations & info on every ship in the harbor at any point in time. So much fun.
Surprised to hear that was a track up that hill, wow. I love the simplicity of that image.
There are a few interesting WP blogs done by local tugboat mavens – https://tugster.wordpress.com/2018/03/12/random-tugs-225/
Bowsprite is great – they post wonderful, loose watercolors of ships and allied stuff.
I can’t find the map I used to look at, but here’s one that’s similar, and when I looked just now, a Poling tug was in the Kill van Kull off Staten Island.
Thanks Lynn for the fantastic links. Amazing what labors of love and specialized info is on the web.
Spoke to one of the partners at Poling/Cutler who enjoyed hearing about how I got to him. I sent him the photo of the Noelle Cutler but it’s not up on their site yet. Maybe next time I’m in the city, I’ll try and finagle a ride back to Beacon on one of their tugs. Once I tell them I was a Third-Class Dental Technician in the Coast Guard Reserve, I’m sure they’ll roll out the red carpet :)
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