It was the last day of my fall vacation for 2010, and I was eventually going to wind up in Jersey City for a long awaited photo session of the scenic harbor area at sunset, via a stop over first in the afternoon at the Cloisters (my first ever visit there - I'll definitely be back to that interesting locale in the spring). But before arriving at either place, I had to take the ferry to get off the Island first, and one more time I decided to get up early and try again to capture a scenic shot of the city skyline at dawn if the particular lighting conditions I was looking for were present, and if the composition I deemed acceptable was just right. For at least the fourth time they were not, but having come here as often as I do it didn't take more than a moment for me to discern that I wasn't going to get the lighting I desired, so I still had a several minutes before the special lighting exclusive only to dawn, morphed into a still colorful sunrise then finally evaporated completely due to the suns mighty return to it's throne high in the morning sky.
In a slightly more brisk than leisurely pace, I walked around the perimeter a bit and found this scene of one of the ferries getting prepped for another day of shuttling us back and forth across the bay to my liking.
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