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Jürgen Joseph Geißler

Henkersteg

Caroling Geary

2001 Memorial

South Mountain Reservation, New Jersey, USA

2006 June 16 at 9 in the morning

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Caption

In South Mountain Reservation, New Jersey, a plaque reads:

THIS GARDEN IS DEVOTED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SEPTEMBER 11, 2001

Looking east, you can see the skyline of New York City, where airplanes crashed, destroying the World Trade Center towers.

The park was developed from 1895-1935 by the Olmsted Brothers, who also created Central Park in New York City and Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.

Additional Caption: Behind the scene : moving on ▼


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Location

USA-Canada / USA-New Jersey

Lat: 40° 44' 29" N
Long: 74° 17' 4" W

Elevation: 132 feet

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Precision is: Unknown / Undeclared.

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Equipment

Canon 300D (Digital Rebel) dSLR camera, EF-S 18-55mm lens, RAW, IS0 200, 1/160 sec at f/8, focal length 18 mm . Photoshop CS to edit photos. MakeCubic v1.1.6 to create cubic panorama. Platform: Macintosh computer, Dual 2.7 GHz Power PC G5.

Behind the scene : moving on

This is the bare minimum of a photographic panorama: south, east, north, west, up for focus, down for future. It makes the scene into a viewing box with artificial boundaries. The up view of plaque on nearby rock is Photoshopped to give a feel for the transforming emotions involved in the events of September 11, 2001. The down view contrasts the horizontal rocks with the upright vertical tree, separated by vivid healthy heart-shaped growing green leaves. It symbolizes life containing and surviving tragedies.

It is probably the worst of the few panoramas I've done this year. For nine years I loved twirling in space, but lately I'm attracted to moving in time. Also, my recent QTVRs had Adobe Flash tracks, which came to a stop with QuickTime 7. So this could be my last panorama, for the time being.
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