A Unique Perspective on the Sept 11th Memorial Lights

13 09 2010

Each Sept 11th in NYC we are reminded of those lost on 9/11/01 with a mesmerizing memorial of twin blue lights to represent the twin towers. The lights are actually not two single lights but rather a series of 40 xenon lights that create the two rectangular shapes. It’s beautiful.

I wanted to create from the base of these lights where you can see the individual light beams that make up each of the shapes. This is a pretty unique perspective.

My thoughts go out to the families of all who were lost that day.

Sept 11th NYC Blue Lights

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September 11th Tribute in HDR

12 09 2010

September 11th is always a somber reminder of the times we live in. The memorial lights can be seen from anywhere in NYC. My thoughts go out to the families and friends of all the victims. Hoping that at some point in my lifetime the world will be a better place.

September 11th Memorial Lights





Trapeze NYC Style

11 09 2010

The original idea was to shoot with the Sept 11th memorial blue lights in the background, but they mysteriously went off last night. Will try again tonight…

NYC Trapeze TSNY





Day 41 of 365: Blizzard Aftermath in Brooklyn

11 02 2010

Brooklyn Red Hook In the Snow





Day 39 of 365: When In Doubt, Shoot a Church

10 02 2010

Had no time to shoot today, starting to get desperate to keep the 365 project going. Can’t go wrong shooting a church. So I decided to play around with the high ISO on the D3s. – I found a dark church to shoot to challenge myself. For the geeks like me who care, this is ISO 25,600. The image came out very two dimensional to me, but hey, it’s an image for today and saves me from not fulfilling the project today…

New York Church





Day 38 of 365: Modern Playground Meets Old World New York

9 02 2010

Love the contrast of the modern playground design against the old stone building.

Modern Playground HDR





Day 37 of 365: Brother & Sister Reflection

8 02 2010

I spent most of today having a long overdue brunch with my little (not so little anymore!) sister. Fortunately she always sports a funky New York Bohemian style, and she made today’s image of the day. You can see a clear reflection of me in her eyes (well glasses) here. Metaphorically and spiritually, it is kind of a good representation of our day together – reminiscing and pondering life. Thanks sis!

Vanessa Heller