Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges
9/26/2016 - Jeanne Scott - New York City abounds in photo opportunities, and I am especially fond of photographing it from sunset on, when darkening skies and the city’s lights add so much drama to buildings, streets, rivers and bridges. Thus far, my favorite perspective is from the marvelous Brooklyn Bridge Park (www.BrooklynBridgePark.org). This long and narrow park starts underneath the Brooklyn Bridge and stretches 1.3 miles south along the Brooklyn side of the East River, across from lower Manhattan, with One World Trade Center figuring prominently in the skyline. Busy day and night with walkers, runners, bikers, dog walkers, baby strollers, guitar players and the like, this quite new park boasts grassy slopes, paved walkways, a roller rink, basketball courts, a ferry landing, a carousel, restaurants and much more.
The park is a great place to spend a few hours at any time, but the view at night when the sun drops behind the buildings of lower Manhattan and the lights of the city begin to come on can be simply breathtaking. I have found that many color images of this area also lend themselves nicely to black and white conversion. This is also a great place to stitch together a panorama.
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Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan
NYC with Pilings
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I took the subway from my hotel in Manhattan and was left with a walk of just a few blocks to get to the north tip of the park right at the base of the beautiful Brooklyn Bridge. From there, you can look up river to see the Manhattan Bridge as well. I highly recommend a visit next time you’re in New York City.
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