Submitted by ub on Thu, 09/12/2013 - 17:41

This 9/11 memorial photo was taken last evening by master photographer, Captain Dick Sadler. You are looking at lower Manhattan from Brooklyn across NYC's East River.

For him, it was a solemn moment and a nearly religious experience, starting with many boats assembled in front of World Trade Center in the morning, marking the anniversary times of the Towers falling.

Then riding that route throughout the day that all boat captains took in the summer. Finally a 1 hour night tour around lower Manhattan, World Financial and the Statue...all with the Tower lights in full splendor.

Then after work, Captain Sadler went to various spots near the Brooklyn Bridge to spend more time to never forget and trying to preserve the mood through the camera lens. God's presence was surely there.

City Island Images thanks Captain Sadler for the opportunity and privilege of sharing some of what he saw and felt on that special night.

Photo: Dick Sadler