Posts tagged ‘sunrise’

February 15, 2013

Near Kearny Connection, 7:39AM

I don't even know what these things are called.

I don’t even know what those electrical thingies are called.

I didn’t like this photo so much when I initially took it, but it’s been growing on me.

Oh, and by the way: here’s the Wikipedia article about the Kearny Connection.

(“Rainbow Connection” has been going through my head while I’ve been pawing around the interwebs for info on the Kearny Connection. Arrrrgh.)

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February 7, 2013

Navesink River, 6:39AM

Navesink River, NJ

I dunno, clouds are pretty sometimes.

February 4, 2013

Secaucus, 7:42AM

Secaucus

The Frank R. Lautenberg Secaucus Junction station is a major NJ Transit transfer hub, and it’s about three minutes (train-ride-wise) from the entrance to the trans-Hudson tunnels (which are the tunnels that allow trains to pass from NJ to NY).

Another fun fact: as far as I can tell, there are two acceptable pronunciations of Secaucus.
The first is one that I use: “s’CAW-kuss.”
The second is one that the train conductors use: “SEE-caw-kuss.”

I have never asked native Secaucusians how they pronounce their hometown. They’d know what’s right, I’d imagine.

January 9, 2013

Parkers Creek, 6:32AM

Parkers Creek, Shrewsbury River, NJ

Ho hum, another everyday scene from the window of a train.

I love those fiery colors, though. Sunrises are really pretty nifty.

December 14, 2012

Shrewsbury River, 6:29AM

Scenes from New Jersey Transit: Sunrise over the Shrewsbury River

Just another old scene from NJ Transit.

Usually, rail commuters are either sleeping or engrossed in their newspapers, and they miss scenes like this.

But… damn.

October 27, 2012

Newark, 7:31AM

Scenes from New Jersey Transit: Newark by dawn

At some point, I had aspirations of compiling a photo project titled “Scenes from New Jersey Transit.” It would be a collection of photos of New Jersey, all taken from the windows of New Jersey Transit cars. You’d behold the beauty of New Jersey! You’d enjoy the limitations of photos taken through smudgy green-tinted train windows! You’d laugh! You’d cry!

You’d… roll your eyes at another amateur trying to make her mark on the world with sub-par photography?

I don’t know that the project will ever be appealing to anyone but me, but it is a bit of ongoing self-indulgent fun.

This one, of Newark, shot from the North Jersey Coast Line, is from November 2011. I’m a little out-of-date, but I imagine the scenery hasn’t changed that much in the past year.

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