Watchtower 949

In this photo, a woman is steadied by her husband as she stands on  the Brooklyn Bridge photographing the Tribute in Light rising skyward from Lower Manhattan on the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks that brought down the Twin Towers and claimed almost 3,000 lives.

On September 11, 2011, I drove up to New York with a friend to see and photograph the Tribute in Light display. From the time I first saw photos of it in March 2002, I’ve wanted to see it in person. I may have even needed to see it in person, but I wasn’t able to go until this year. Even though the clouds and fog limited our options a bit, it provided some opportunities that wouldn’t have been possible otherwise. We walked about six miles, met a lot of people and had a really memorable experience.

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