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Some Images From the Deep Freeze of 2018 in Pennsylvania

Well, we have finally emerged from the Deep Freeze of 2017/2018 here in Easton, PA and elsewhere in the Northeast. The now famous “Bomb Cyclone” hit us here in the Lehigh Valley, with Arctic like temperatures, but only a few inches of snow.

I did not have the time or inclination to venture outside of this area during the Deep Freeze that took place during the last week of December and first week of January, but I tried to capture in photos and video some of the beautiful images that the Deep Freeze produced in this area.

First off, here is another video I recorded on the Delaware Canal towpath on Jan 7th, the same place I recorded a video on New Year’s Day.

And here are some of my favorite pictures from the Deep Freeze

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dawn on Delaware River

Here is a picture I took yesterday morning in Easton, PA, near the “Free Bridge” that spans the Delaware River and connects Easton and Phillipsburg, NJ. Several weeks of extreme cold has frozen many parts of the river. About a mile and half north of this point the entire river was frozen over.

I took quite a few pictures the last couple of weeks to capture some of the beautiful images that the cold and the now famous”Bomb Cyclone” have produced.

This picture was one of my favorites. I will be posting more to the blog soon, as well as a video or two.

I took this photo with my Canon PowerShot G9X Mk II.

 

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Welcoming 2018 during a walk along the Delaware River

I set out on my first walk of the new year this afternoon and decided to take a walk down Delaware Canal Towpath. It was certainly a beautiful day, with the sun shining bright. It was very cold today as well, with high temperature only reaching 18 degrees. I really didn’t mind it. This is my third winter in PA since I moved back East from Southern California and I have finally built up my collection of cold weather gear to the point where I feel well prepared for extended period of extreme cold. For this winter a added a pair of Merrell FST Moab Ice+Thermo hiking boots and a Polartec Balaclava. I did not need the Balaclava today, but I carry with me at all times in case I have break it out.

Here is a short video I made on the Towpath, along with a few still shots I took while I was on the trail.

 

 

Autumn Nights in Easton, PA

I took all the photos below during evening hours hours in Easton, PA during this past October and November. All photos were taken with my Canon G9X Mk II.

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North Third St., Easton, PA

Easton Manhole Cover

Easton, PA manhole cover, at Night.

The Circle

Centre Square, Easton PA at Night

 

 

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The Route 22 Overpass, downtown Easton, PA

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The Bank St. Alley, Easton, PA

 

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The Fountain at Nevin Park.

Downtown Easton at Night

View of downtown Easton from College Hill

Easton Post Office

The Easton Post Office

Free Bridge at Night

The Free Bridge between Easton and Phillipsburg, NJ

The Holiday Season at the World Trade Center

I took these pictures at the World Trade Center last night. One WTC is in Holiday Season mode. The base the tower changes color from Red to Green and back again. Pretty cool. #NYC, #WTC

 

 

 

Bethlehem Steel at Night

I took these pictures of the enormous blast furnaces at the Bethlehem Steel plant, which shut down in 1995. The former steel plant has been converted to a mixed-use development  called Steel Stacks, which now includes a movie theater, indoor ice, bar, restraunts and a Sands casino.

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Steel Stacks Stairway at Night.jpg

 

 

 

Return to Governors Island

I made a return trip to Governors Island a couple of weeks ago. The Island closed to the public for the year on Oct. 31st and does not re-open until May 1st, 2018, so it was important for me to visit the Island when I made a trip into New York City two weeks ago.

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Governors Island is a former military base in New York harbor that has been a converted to a park and was opened to the general public starting in 2003. Conversion of large sections of the Island started in 2007 and is still a work in progress, but the Island is about 75% redeveloped. It is a great place to spend an afternoon in NYC when the weather is good and you can enjoy the spectacular views. You can easily spend 4 or 5 hours exploring the Island. I was on a tight schedule that day because I had other things I had to do in the city that day, so I was only able to spend about 2 hrs there that day, but it was still well worth the trip.

 

 

One of the best parts of Governors Island is a section of the Island called The Hills, which consists of four man-made Hills located in the Northwest portion of the Island.

I shot a couple of short videos with my iPhone SE on two of the Hills that occupy the Northeast portion of the Island.

The first video is my climb to the top of Outlook Hill, which is the tallest of the Hills, at 70 ft. That may not sound like much, but the 360 degree views of the New York harbor from the top hill are amazing on a clear day.

 

 

My second video was shot on Discovery Hill, right next to Outlook Hill. Discovery Hill is home to, The Cabin, a creation of British artist Rachael Whiteread and one of the permanent pieces of art that scattered around the Island. Like Outlook Hill, Discovery Hill provides outstanding views of lower Manhattan, the harbor and the Statue of Liberty and overlooks Picnic Point at the NW end of the Island.

Pictures below are from were taken in and around The Hills. I shot the pictures with my Canon GX9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


George M. Fattell.

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