Fossil light. That’s what astronomers call light from stars and galaxies in the past. The site that I visited last week wasn’t that old, but light from 109 Piscium would be arriving from when they opened the hospital on Ellis Island. I went out to Ellis Island with Joe McNally and the Nikon School. Joe was kind to us and got us out to the south side of the island fairly quickly so we could get the morning light.
This was one of the doctor’s quarters on the island. As you can tell, this was serviceable for it’s era.
This picture was taken in natural light, just after sunrise. Thankfully we were able to use tripods.
The south side of the island was where the hospital was, so those folks who were immigrating who were ill and curable, spent some time there before being introduced to the rest of the population. It had to be bittersweet feeling for the patients who were being treated. Just another mile to get to New York City. But once they were cured they could find a job and get their new start in the United States.
The group, Save Ellis Island is working on restoring the south side of the island. Joe McNally had taken photographs for National Geographic, in 1988 and those photographs showed a gone to nature landscape, with buildings in very sad shape. Our guides from Save Ellis Island were telling us that they were aiming at a stabilized ruin. I think they have done a marvelous job.
As you can tell most of the windows were broken so most of the interiors had been exposed to the elements for years.
Spent some time looking at Freedom Tower tonight.
I took this picture around civi twilight. It was a nice balance between the twilight and the lights of the building. So for architectural photography, you don’t need to use HDR.
Earlier I was struck by the juxtaposition between the architecture of the mall and the Freedom Tower
Last weekend we had our last Rocky Mountain International Audiofest show at the Marriott in the Tech Center. The show will live on at another venue,
I always enjoy wandering this show, not only does it have some insanely good audio audio systems to listen to, and it has a number of folks who push the state of the art.
I jest and tell people that my Little Dot MKIV SE wants to grow up to be this amplifier, but it really doesn’t. There’s a world of difference between a Chinese headphone amp that’s designed for a specific price point, and this pictured Bob Carver amplifier that designed to be the state of the art.
For those of you wonder, this amplifier is 75 W stereo amplifier. It did sound very nice.