This is a photo of the Manhattan Bridge. With downtown Manhattan as the backdrop. And it was taken from Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Photography — at least photography that inspires is a delicate mix of composition:
- Rule of Thirds
- Balancing Elements
- Leading Lines
- Symmetry and Patterns
I am constantly running these ingredients through my head. Trying to find the right balance of leading lines, depth and viewpoint. But for me, I find that viewpoint is the most important aspect of a great photograph. I try to look at a subject from a different perspective. I want to convey a different story by taking a photograph from an angle that is not popular.
And in this case I not only wanted to capture the Manhattan Bridge. But these wonderfully colored rocks. Which at first glance you really don’t notice the color.
So what can I say about the Manhattan Bridge? For me — it’s one of the bridges that I rarely travel over. Why — I am not really sure. When I am in downtown Brooklyn or Manhattan I generally take the Brooklyn Bridge. Perhaps it’s the sheer inconvenience of the Manhattan Bridge — that keeps me away.
In any event, whatever my feelings are towards the bridge — it does look rather majestic. Especially during the blue hour morning.
Technical Mumbo Jumbo
- Camera: NIKON D5000
- Focal Length: 18mm
- Exposure: 1/3 sec at f/6.7, 1/15 sec at f/6.7, 1/45 sec at f/6.7
- ISO/Film: 100
- Lens: Nikkor 18 – 55mm
- Software: Lightroom 4.1 and Photomatix 4.2
What is your favorite bridge — Brooklyn or Manhattan?