Flooding reflections

9/7/2008:

One last batch of flooding photos taken last night by Hoboken411 reader hobojoe.

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SEE MORE AFTER THE JUMP…

(flooding reflections, continued…)

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11 Comments on "Flooding reflections"

plaintruthiness
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plaintruthiness

[quote comment=”104205″][quote comment=”104199″]Great shots.

Does anyone know if the area around the shoprite is still under water?[/quote]

It’s dry – woke up this morning around 6am, looked out the window and it was back to normal, went for a run and by the time I got back the city was finishing it’s clean up. Would never know it rained.[/quote]
Did the city fill in the potholes and road ditches while they were busy cleaning up?

hobojoe
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Thanks for the nice comments. I took these to continue my series of the flooding in this area over the last few years. Yes, you’d think I’d have better things to do. I have a bunch I took when they were building that condo development on the corner – the excavator is in water above it’s tracks (i.e. several feet deep). Did they actually expect anything different to happen once they built that building? I couldn’t get close enough to see if that glassed-in retail space on the corner was an aquarium on the inside.

Katie – basic technique is long exposures. With a long enough exposure, you can make it look like daylight in the middle of the night. Sometimes actually ends looking kind of freaky. If you really want to learn more, myself or other photo-inclined people on here I’m sure would be glad to offer pointers.

Biggest problem I had was rain on the lens. I have a few more which would have been really nice – except for a nice halo where there was water on the lens (like the first shot)

Also, the water was pretty much gone by sunrise – but the sewage residue remained all over. I think we can use a good rain to wash it all away 👿

Yankgrl
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Yankgrl

[quote comment=”104205″][quote comment=”104199″]Great shots.

Does anyone know if the area around the shoprite is still under water?[/quote]

It’s dry – woke up this morning around 6am, looked out the window and it was back to normal, went for a run and by the time I got back the city was finishing it’s clean up. Would never know it rained.[/quote]

THANKS! Didn’t want to swim my way to go food shopping.

panicmule
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panicmule

[quote comment=”104199″]Great shots.

Does anyone know if the area around the shoprite is still under water?[/quote]

It’s dry – woke up this morning around 6am, looked out the window and it was back to normal, went for a run and by the time I got back the city was finishing it’s clean up. Would never know it rained.

HHoney
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HHoney

Great shots!

Funny how that happens, even with a catch-basin, when large developments are built over a drained (but not redirected) river. Hmmmmmm. I wonder where our City “planners” thought all that water from Weehawken, Union City and Jersey City was going to go when they took the river away.

Oh! I get it! That’s why our roads are considered “open space” in the density calculations; because the old river has been redirected to the “open spaces” around town.

Silly me.

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