Truland Photography

Friday, September 30, 2011

A Lower Balcony

It's not on the 27th floor, only the 2nd. This time on Ogunquit Beach, Maine. Here's an iPhone panorama.

The Ogunquit River is on the left, the Atlantic Ocean on the right.

The weather for the rest of the weekend looks wet so I don't expect sunrises like last year.

Ogunquit Beach sunrise, October, 2010
Here's a shot of my younger daughter on a walkway over the dunes earlier today.

Canon EOS 5D, EF 24-70 f/2.8L

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

One Last Waterford Flood Entry

Although the high water from what was left of Tropical Storm Lee wasn't quite up to the level of actual Tropical Storm Irene, it's impact was magnified by the fact that it occurred just ten days after the very high levels of Irene.

The first shot below shows the high water at the Waterford Harbor warf on September 8th and the second shows public works crews cleaning up on September 12th.

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Here are two shots I took last evening of the moon. Both with 50D, 400 5.6 and 1.4X extender. I used live view and a remote release to try to get the images sharp.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Some "After" Shots, More Water

The remnants of tropical storm Lee brought about four more inches of rain to the region over the last few days and, with them, another rise in the rivers. Although neither the Mohawk nor the Hudson reached the levels caused by Irene just 10 days earlier, both were above significantly above flood stage.

Once again, the Mohawk flooded Battery Park and its surrounding streets in Waterford. Look familiar?

I also had a chance to check out the length of Delaware Avenue on Van Schaick Island. The following shots are of the old Matton Shipyard, now a part of Peebles Island State Park. Matton Shipyard is the open area you can see on Van Schaick Island in the Google Earth capture I included a couple of posts ago.

Note the high water mark indicated by the debris caught in the chain link fence, parts of which were knocked down by the force of the water, as was one of the 19th Century outbuildings of the shipyard. In fact, you can see the building which collapsed in the Google Earth capture. It is the southernmost of the two buildings situated along the road.

Monday, September 5, 2011

A Week Later

Although the Mohawk River is back within its banks, it still looks like something from Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The picture below is of the bridge over a branch of the Mohawk between Peebles Island in Waterford and Van Schaick Island in Cohoes, just North of where Delaware Avenue was being flooded (see the previous post).

In addition to the river color, note the tree stuck on the bridge abutment. When I crossed the bridge to take the picture of Delaware Avenue, the water was less than a foot below the bridge deck. I would say the river rose a little more than a foot above that level later in the day.

iPhone 4, Pro HDR app, slightly cropped