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Twin Lights of Navesink Obtain National Historic Landmark

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Postby vacastle » Sat Oct 28, 2006 7:59 am


A ceremony memorializing this accomplishment is to be held today.

It's Official: Twin Lights a Landmark

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Postby beachbum1616 » Sun Oct 29, 2006 4:13 am


That's good news I know that Barry will be happy to hear about. I can't wait to see this one one day.
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Postby Rob143 » Sun Oct 29, 2006 11:21 am


That's great news. Every step taken to further protect the lights we still have is a good thing. This is a unique and interesting light, but not one that lends itself well to photography. Shooting it from the road below with a film camera and 300mm lens proved almost futile. I do look forward to seeing what might be possible with my 30D and a longer lens.
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Postby Gary Martin » Sun Oct 29, 2006 12:57 pm


I haven't gotten around to it, but I have a Nikon 500 mm f/4 lens and a matched AFS 2X teleconverter... on a digital body, that gets me out to 1500 mm at f/8 today, with wind gusting to 50 mph, isn't the day to shoot with a lens that long, but I'm planning on shooting Navesink form out at the entance parking lot to Gateway National Recreation Area along the road the goes out to Ft. Hancock and the Sandy Hook lighthouse.

Another point worth noting -- Navesink will be one of the featured lights in teh 2006-4 issue of Leading Lights published in the Netherlaqnds.

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The other place Navesink is difficult to shoot is up close! This was shot on film using a Nikon F5 with a 14 mm f/2.8 ultrawide to get both towers in.
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Postby Grover1 » Mon Oct 30, 2006 5:49 pm


From the Comfort Inn of Truro, NS ...

Jeez ... no advance word and they wait til I am way far away to announce it ... but, how great is this! I am scheduled to land EWR 501pm tomorrow ... looks like lots of catching up to do!
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Postby Red » Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:49 pm


This is a well deserved honor for one of the nations premier light stations, which is rich with history. RED
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Postby Grover1 » Tue Oct 31, 2006 5:52 pm


Twin Lights Pop Quiz ...

I was up there about two weeks ago ... anyone want to guess the significance of this photo?

<img src="http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/8834/popal8.jpg">
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Postby rocky5128 » Tue Oct 31, 2006 6:05 pm


My guess is you are on the good side of the fence. It is probably where you were not supposed to be.

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Postby Gary Martin » Wed Nov 01, 2006 4:09 am


He wasn't on the side of the fence I was on when the shot I posted was taken, that's for certain...

As for the forewarning so you could plan to attend... If they gave notice anywhere I sure wasn't aware of it and there was nothing on the NJLHS website announcements so I wonder if they were made aware of it prior to the event :?:
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Postby Grover1 » Wed Nov 01, 2006 5:22 am


Exactly,

With maybe only a slight exageration, it was my feeling, seeing this spot beyond the south tower and on the other side of the fence, it was where most photographers stood to get the best possible wide angle shot ...

... on the "tower" side of the fence the picture wont work ... and backing up two steps beyond beyond that spot you can well find yourself at the bottom of the slope, fast approaching the Shrewbury River and not in a kind way! :wink:
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Postby AL » Wed Nov 01, 2006 5:24 am


Barry, was this the first shot with your new camera :?:
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Postby Grover1 » Wed Nov 01, 2006 5:35 am


No, while a big proponent of whimsy, the NELL weekend was the first time out with the new one! I was just in the mood to be up there that day ... got lots of shots of the stone-framed windows ...
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