The sky above us flows with currents, standing waves and eddies, just like a river.
90 days with a camera in two.
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.
More updated to Nor'easter Films Reanimated History are on the way.
The Great Flood of 1913 occurred between March 23 and March 26, after major rivers in the central and eastern United States flooded from runoff and several days of heavy rain and melt. In Troy, New York, the Hudson River crested at 29.7 feet above flood stage, which is still the highest level ever recorded, far higher than Hurricane Irene. There are no known moving pictures of the flood, this video is built from an image captured on the western shore of the Hudson River where the present-day Congress Street Bridge touches down in Watervliet, New York. Today, you can still find markings on the buildings of Front Street approximating the water level. (Photographer Unknown)
Thanks to Smart Fish Productions of Portland, Oregon for bringing in Nor'easter Films for post-production work on a project destined to be an installation of cycling video in Heathrow Airport in England for Delta Airlines, Travel Oregon, and Travel Portland. Shot on location in and around Portland, Oregon by Johnathon Allen, this project showcases why the area is considered by many to be America's cycling capital to a global audience.
Check them out at www.smartfishproductions.com
New from Nor'easter Films, Reanimated History. These manufactured videos are built from historic still images.
The top video is the day the Green Island Bridge collapsed into the Hudson River, March 15, 1977. Video from the time is rare.
The bottom video was built from a hand-cranked panorama of the Troy, New York waterfront and Hudson River on October 7, 1909.
Look for more Reanimated History videos and a larger project coming this Spring.
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