The Brooklyn Bridge

(click to view on black // canon 5d mark ii, canon 16-35mm 2.8, 17mm, f/8, iso 100, 292 sec)

A couple of days ago I posted an Instagram photo of a new canvas we bought for the house of one of my shots from New York. You can see a picture of it below. I haven’t posted a shot from that trip in awhile, especially the bridge shots. In the days immediately following my visit there, all my photog buddies that I had met up with were unleashing a torrent of bridge images and we all got sick of them fairly quickly *grin*

But maybe enough time has passed by?

This was taken on the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge. You can see the Manhattan Bridge off in the distance. I have to give some credit to my buddy Brian Matiash for giving me the idea to jump over the railings here to setup a shot on the beach. I tend to take what is given to me sometimes, instead of going for the shot that no one else is thinking about.

I love the way this turned out. I had a 10-stop filter on my lens for 292 seconds and it was kind of a tough shot with the light falling quickly and my inexperience with that filter. There is some graininess to it which I dig and it actually looks quite fantastic on the canvas.

11 replies
  1. Chris DeAngelis
    Chris DeAngelis says:

    Awesome man! I will never tire of everyone’s bridge shots! Brian is full of great ideas and just knows what makes a good shot sometimes… That’s gonna look great in the house!

  2. Chad Stewart
    Chad Stewart says:

    Inexperience with the filter, I think not. I too recently bought some ND filters and am looking forward to playing with them. I love being able to smooth out the water. There are some fountains near my house that maybe I can shoot soon.

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