Tribute in Light: September 11, 2017

9/11 Tribute Lights

Tribute in Light

Photographing the 9/11 Tribute Lights

 

Each year, on September 11, I go out to photograph the ceremonies and Tribute Lights. Every chance I get, throughout the entire year, I try to photograph stories and events related to 9/11. In my previous blog post, shared a few images and ideas of how to photograph the same subject, the Tribute Lights, in different and fresh ways, year after year. Feel free to check it out.

 

Here are a few images from this year’s week leading to September 11, 2017:

Testing the Tribute Light for 9/11/2017. Photographed from Jim’s Apt.

Yesterday, September 11, 2017, I was out and about in Jersey City, photographing the morning ceremonies, and then again at night, photographing the 9/11 Tribute in Light. On this day, the base of One Word Trade Center tower, aka the Freedom Tower, is illuminated in blue to match the blue Tribute lights, I guess. Sometimes the entire Freedom Tower is illuminated in red, white and blue. Empire State Building turns on its red, white and blue lights.

While the subject is exactly the same, each September 11, the weather can add to the mood. Clouds and rain can enhance the dramatic element.

 

Here are a few more images from this year’s September 11:

9/11 commemoration on Jersey City waterfront, the morning of September 11, 2017.

 

Jersey City Mayor Fulop attends the 9/11 commemorations on Jersey City waterfront, the morning of September 11, 2017.
Not too many people attending the 9/11 commemoration on Jersey City waterfront. September 11, 2017, morning.
Lower Manhattan skyline and Freedom Tower on the morning of September 11, 2017. Photo by Alina Oswald.

And a few images of this year’s Tribute in Light:

Tribute Lights and Lower Manhattan on September 11, 2017. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

A close-up of the base of Freedom Tower, lit in blue, for 9/11/2017:

Freedom Tower turns on its blue lights on September 11, 2017. Photo by Alina Oswald.

A close-up of the Tribute Lights, photographed on September 11, 2017:

A close-up of 9/11 Tribute Lights photographed on September 11, 2017 by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

The Katyn Soldier memorial framed by 9/11 Tribute Lights on September 11, 2017:

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Alina Oswald

Look up! #onewtc #freedomtower at #night converging #lines #photography #geometry

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