Friday, January 18, 2008

One Last Night Shot

Since we started a little controversy about light pollution, here is a great night time shot of Charleston taken from one of the best vantage points in town. (click on picture for a larger view)

I don't know: As bad as the haze and long exposure makes it look like in this shot, it seems to me that Charleston isn't as brightly lit as many similar-sized cities I've seen.


Dave said...

I don't understand when people get so bent out of shape about 'light pollution'...especially in Charleston. Take a flight into WV at night and you'll see how much total darkness there is in WV. Charleston's small amount of light is fine.

Anonymous said...

I remember seeing a satellite photo some years back and WV was basically one of the very few "holes" in the glow emamating from the entire region east of the Mississippi and we may have the largest contiguous area of darkness in the east. Basically all of WV other than the Ohio Valley and Charleston is dark.

That said, there are many things that can and should be done to minimize "light pollution" involving targeting lights necessary for safety and the use of reflectors to prevent light from being diffused. The energy used to brighten the sky is wasted energy.

Anonymous said...

Charles, are you in some way related to Al Gore?

TOR Hershman said...

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