Sunrise in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Sunrise in Brooklyn Park

(click to view on black // canon 5d mark ii, canon 16-35mm 2.8 L, 17mm, f/8.0, iso 100, 39 seconds, 10-stop filter)

So I was in New York last Thursday through Sunday, and here I am sitting in a hotel in Corvallis, Oregon. New York was a vacation, Oregon is for my day job. Looking forward to my off-hours in Oregon though, as I plan on hitting the coast a few times, starting tonight.

Since I don’t have a lot of time, I wanted to pass on an image from my trip to NYC. This was taken at 7:25am in Brooklyn Bridge Park. I was there along with a few other amazing photographers and I’ll talk about that whole part of it on another post. Lack of time today. But I have a ton of portraits of the guys I  met and I can’t wait to share them.

This shot includes the Manhattan Bridge, which sits east of the Brooklyn Bridge. I love this little boardwalk and the sun peeking out from under the bridge. The light was amazing.

Click on the image to view it bigger with the border, think it adds a lot to the viewing experience.


  • Heath O’Fee

    Awesome, dude. I love this comp (I have a similar shot that I’ll be posting at some point). Such a great time that morning.

  • Mike

    You know we will Heath 🙂 It was awesome and so worth getting up and the butt-crack of dawn 🙂

  • Rich Williams

    So this is what I missed that morning. Well done, Mike…and it was nice to finally meet you, too.

  • Jesse

    Love that fading light in the center of the frame. Boardwalk leads you right to the sun, just great.

  • Chris DeAngelis

    Sweet! I also have one like this. I wanted more of the boardwalk but Pafundi and Lucas were playing with the 400 (which takes up the whole frame in itself) :). loving the soft light and burst!

  • Curt Fleenor

    Outstanding composition Mike! You guys are making me realize that its alright to embrace the sunflare!

  • Chris Frailey

    Love that sunburst Mike.

  • jina

    There’s a softness to the sunrise light that contrasts nicely with the city.

  • Scott Wyden Kivowitz

    Beautifully captured. Dig the sun burst and the tone is eye catching

  • A.Barlow

    Looks really cool with the light. Can feel the warmth of the day to come.

  • Toad Hollow Photography

    Good LORD, sir, this is amazing! Love this shot, Mike, great composition and I love the sense of solitude you’ve captured!

  • Scott Wood

    I have wanted to photograph NYC all my life, this makes me want to even more.

  • David Latour

    Was the shutter really open for 39 secs on this picture?

  • Michelle Koechle

    I love this photo! It’s my new desktop background. 🙂

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