Hard light: our subject for the month of November.
To my mind, hard light is dramatic. It casts shadows. It can be aggressive and harsh or bright and crisp, depending on your frame of mind. On a chilly morning this week, with wind blowing briskly as countless people began to pick up the pieces in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the rising sun was all of these things.
If you are looking for ways to help those impacted by the storm, donations to the Red Cross seem to be a reliable place to start. Additionally, closer to my heart, a dear friend of ours is from the devastated town of Breezy Point. NY. Her father is the chief of the Breezy Point volunteer fire department and her parents, aunts, uncles and cousins all live there. She has been on the ground helping this week and has just passed along information for two well organized funds that can benefit the community directly, noting that the Red Cross is focused on Staten Island and other communities in the NYC area at this time.
Breezy Point Cooperative Disaster Relief Fund
C/o Lee & Kane Attorneys
2175 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11234
Alternatively, the volunteer fire department is accepting donations directly as they will need to repair all of their badly damaged trucks and equipment:
1 Firemans Plaza
Breezy Point, NY 11697
Thank you for reading this far, and do please continue around the blog circle, starting with my neighbor to the north, Kennedy Tinsley of Tinsleyhouse Photography, to see what my fellow Photo 52 participants are sharing this week. I implore you to take a close look at Kelly Roth Patton's blog post as well, which contains relief fund information aimed at the Red Hook neighborhood in Brooklyn. If you are unfamiliar with Project 52, the introductory post can be found here.