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    WTC Memorial Lights

    I tend to stay low-key about the anniversary that today is, simply because - it's horrific, and I need to own that part of it that is and will always be my experience of that day;apart from politicians abusing it for their own gain, apart from the fighting over the memorial, separate from the ranting conspiracy theorists that I have to pass on my way to work weekly if not daily, separate from the trinket, 9/11 "commemorative" book, and fake Louis Vuitton bag sellers capitalizing on the tourist traffic of the location....

    Anyway, found myself on a "shimmy" dance cruise with some high school friends. Had my camera along, and had a *great* view of Manhattan and the two beams shining in remembrance. Put my camera on 1600, noise reduction, and shot away.

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    Re: WTC Memorial Lights

    Quote Originally Posted by megan
    had a *great* view of Manhattan and the two beams shining in remembrance. Put my camera on 1600, noise reduction, and shot away...
    I love the second shot, and while this is neither the time nor the place for the discussion, a great example of how knowing the story behind an images makes all the difference...
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    Re: WTC Memorial Lights

    Beautiful shots! Thank you, Megan.

    Megan - I thought I heard they were only going to be there tonight - then "fade" into oblivion. I hope I heard it wrong as I would like to see them for a week or so. Do you know?

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    Re: WTC Memorial Lights

    Thanks, Megan. Beautiful shots.

    I know what you mean about the commercialization and politicising.
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    Re: WTC Memorial Lights

    Those are both great shots, but like Steve, I love the second shot. Great story too, I was thinking about some of the trips I took to NYC. I actually remember being stuck on one of those cruises wishing I had a camera.
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    Re: WTC Memorial Lights

    Liz, I was surprised that they were up this year. I haven't been paying attention to this year's hooplah, so I honestly don't know. It's possible that it may say on the nyc.gov site? Or LMDC (Lower Manhattan Development Corporation) site.

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    Re: WTC Memorial Lights

    Breathtaking shot Megan, ty for sharing them. I too love the second shot.

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    A few more

    Here are a few more images, one of one of the "Waterfall" installations. They look better at night. Quite a lot of noise at 1600, and I had noise reduction on! That just means I really really really need an Olympus E3, now doesn't it?!

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