So I have been down to Brooklyn Battery Park about 3 times this summer. And it was not until the 3rd time that I saw Jane’s Carousel in person. A wonderful carousel.
I mean, I have seen Jane’s Carousel when driving on the FDR Drive. But I have never been there in person up until late this summer. Now the carousel is not new. It was actually built in 1922. And in 1984 Jane Walentas began repairing the carousel. Then in 2011 it was installed at Brooklyn Bridge Park.
My son and I took a ride on the carousel — he loves them. The admission is about $2 so it won’t break the bank
Jane’s Carousel is absolutely beautiful. And so is Brooklyn Bridge Park. I told my wife, Jessie, that I had to come back to take a photo or two. So this past weekend I finally had sometime. And I was up at 5:00 AM on Saturday. I was actually very excited so I was fully awake.
I drove down to the Brooklyn Bridge and camped out until about 6:00 AM. At this time of the year morning blue hour starts at 6:11 AM and runs through 6:41 AM. So that is not allot of time since I wanted to photograph a number of subjects that morning.
In the past few weeks I have been focused on perspective. I did not want to take this photo like so many others before me. I wanted something very different.
So I decided to get low. And at an angle.
I drop my tripod as low as it could go. And put the neutral density filter on. I was worried about baking in the filters effect. But I did not want the bright Manhattan Bridge lights messing up my shots. Now there is a bit more blue baked in than what I wanted — but I think it works well.
Technical Mumbo Jumbo
- Camera: NIKON D5000
- Focal Length: 18mm
- Shutter Speed: multi-exposure
- Aperture: f/6.0
- ISO/Film: 100
- Lens: Nikkor 18 – 55mm
- Software: Lightroom 4.1 and Photomatix 4.2
What was the last time you were on a carousel?