Tribute in Light – 2018

This past week was the 9/11 Tribute in Light remembrance. On the 9/11 date each year lights shine over the Manhattan skyline resembling the twin towers. The lights can be typically seen for miles and is a great tribute to remember.

This year I went to get a timelapse of the light. It was a rainy day but I was hoping for it to clear a little bit with some clouds. The lights are so powerful that they can just create interesting effects.

I set up my cameras at Liberty State Park which is a great location. I used my Nikon d7100 and Nikon d850. My plan was to shoot two timelapses one with a wide angle (15-30mm f/2.8 tamron) and then a zoomed in timelapse for some detail in the city. For that I used my 55-300 mm lens.

The clouds were still around when I first got there but set up anyways with a 7 second interval on both cameras. I used a 5 second shutter speed to smooth out the water on the wide angle lens.

After 5 minutes or so the skies opened up for a few minutes and I got those really cool cloud effects I was hoping for. I wished it would have lasted longer but was still happy!

The zoom timelapse also shown below was pretty cool!

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