Black and White
photography from the Chesapeake Bay watershed by Bill Emory
First rollicking thunderstorm of 2015. Trees stayed connected to the ground but the world more than 15 yards away disappeared behind the rain.
Electricity went away for twelve hours. Can of tuna for dinner.
Walked the power line for a distance, couldn’t find where it was downed.
While operating 6016 streetlights, the City doesn’t appear to have an IES certified individual (Illuminating Engineering Society) on staff.
Who is in charge of the lighting? Who directs spending in this arena to make sure we get best lighting for dollars spent?
Who knows how many dollars are spent on lighting?
There are forms available to request the addition of streetlights, drop lens, highway-style fixtures, but
no one knows where the light switch is, where the form is to request the removal of lighting.
We submitted a dark-skies petition in 2000 trying to reclaim the night..
(read Janis Jaquith’s essay “Turn Off The Lights”)
Step by step, 26 miles and 385 yards. This section features sixty one feet of downhill, through the Woolen Mills neighborhood to the Rivanna River.
cardinal oversees unusually active bipeds