Check, or checkmate?
Hudson County kids learn about chess, life
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
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Hudson County is a hotbed of chess activity, and Bayonne holds its own. Grand Master Joe Lux is tournament director of elementary and city recreation programs in Bayonne, and teaches students at tw...
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EARLY RISER – Local photographer Mickey Raines, unable to sleep one morning last week, decided to take up a position in Weehawken just as the sun was ascending across the Manhattan skyline. “Given the time of year, the actual sunrise is toward uptown Manhattan, and not by midtown and the Empire State Building,” he wrote. “So, although the skyscrapers can only be appreciated in silhouetted form when facing the sun directly, the dark skyline is not as impressive during the colder months when the photographer can incorporate the outline form to the Empire State Building. “The sun had already risen above the tops of the lower buildings of uptown when I finally parked the car in a very exclusive neighborhood of Weehawken. Facing directly east or south, where the harbor can be appreciated, along with the distant Verrazano Bridge and downtown with the Freedom Tower, the air, at that time of morning is not as clear and crisp as the late day golden hour. However, the general conditions were conducive to capturing some beautiful scenes if photographed appropriately. I did employ some use of the flash in order to cut slightly through the early morning haze, and also when facing directly toward the sun. The enormous Carnival Cruise Ship/Liner certainly was a pleasant surprise, and really enhance the mood of the photos. For those not very familiar with the sights of a large harbor and/or bay, powerful tugboats are commonly seen assisting the massive water vessels maneuver and navigate as they approach the tight quarters to dock. Hopefully, you can vicariously gather a sense or feel of what I experienced early this morning.”
EARLY RISER – Local photographer Mickey Raines, unable to sleep one morning last week, decided to take up a position in Weehawken just as the sun was ascending across the Manhattan skyline. “Given the time of year, the actual sunrise is toward uptown Manhattan, and not by midtown and the Empire State Building,” he wrote. “So, although the skyscrapers can only be appreciated in silhouetted form when facing the sun directly, the dark skyline is not as impressive during the colder months when the photographer can incorporate the outline form to the Empire State Building. “The sun had already risen above the tops of the lower buildings of uptown when I finally parked the car in a very exclusive neighborhood of Weehawken. Facing directly east or south, where the harbor can be appreciated, along with the distant Verrazano Bridge and downtown with the Freedom Tower, the air, at that time of morning is not as clear and crisp as the late day golden hour. However, the general conditions were conducive to capturing some beautiful scenes if photographed appropriately. I did employ some use of the flash in order to cut slightly through the early morning haze, and also when facing directly toward the sun. The enormous Carnival Cruise Ship/Liner certainly was a pleasant surprise, and really enhance the mood of the photos. For those not very familiar with the sights of a large harbor and/or bay, powerful tugboats are commonly seen assisting the massive water vessels maneuver and navigate as they approach the tight quarters to dock. Hopefully, you can vicariously gather a sense or feel of what I experienced early this morning.”
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Eighth NoHu International Short Film Festival seeks entries The Eighth Annual NoHu International Short Film Festival, to be held Oct. 19 to 24, is seeking entries. This year’s six-day festival will...