Fall Color | Voorheesville, New York
Massive CG Lighting Strike in Halfmoon, New York on July 27, 2018.
Image was featured on WNYT NewsChannel13 storm reporting.
In 1862, fire devastated much of Troy, New York. On May 10, 1862, a fire was started by a train steaming out of Union Station as it crossed the Hudson on the wooden Green Island Bridge. The gale force winds that were buffeting Troy that day quickly whipped up a firestorm that would claim the lives of 8 people and burn 75 acres and 650 buildings. The city was forever changed. This is an image of the aftermath of the fire, rebuilt and reconstructed from an albumen stereograph, in it is Union Station and the site of Gurley Instruments as seen from the hill where present-day RPI stands.
Read more in the New York Times, the link includes the Times edition from that day: https://www.nytimes.com/1862/05/12/archives/the-great-fire-in-troy-between-five-and-six-hundred-buildings.html
The above image is a glass negative of the New York State Legislature and New York State Education Building in Albany, New York from 1908. The bottom is the image restored and rebuilt. Cameras of that time typically didn't have the ability to capture the dynamic range of both the sky and the ground. That's the reason so many images have completely clipped, or blown out skies in so many vintage photos. Check out the trolley tracks running down Washington Avenue. They are really the only giveaway that this isn't present day because of the prevalence of so much timeless architecture.
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Shooting on the last day of 2017, Tomhannock Reservoir, Valley Falls, New York.
Early Season Ice | December 28, 2017
Tomhannock Reservoir, Valley Falls, New York
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