Familiar sightlines and landmarks along the New York Harbor and Upper Bay are represented in lines and patterns. The reduction relies on specific times of day, weather conditions, long exposure, and hand technique. Only minor adjustments are applied in post-production.

In a silent chorus, the illuminated city embodies a score. A notation would factor color (tone), line length (duration), line shape (tremolo, vibrato), and line angle (pitch increment) against atmosphere/cloud formation as an ambient bed.

Sky Lines No. 9767 will be featured in the 2019 auction of the Noble Maritime Museum.

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