I found this shell of a building interesting. I thought what a great shot. Only if I could angle it so that I can also catch the Brooklyn Bridge.
I have taken a number of photos of the Brooklyn Bridge. It’s simply one of my favorite bridges in New York. Actually it’s my favorite bridge in NYC.
But as I walked around Brooklyn Bridge Park I kept looking at this building. It had an interesting look. Nothing inside. No roof. Just walls and these beautiful archways and windows. But as a snapped away — each shot was more boring than the next.
So I thought if I could capture the Brooklyn Bridge and this building — then I might have something. So I fired away. Re-positioned. And I fired away. And Re-positioned. Until I finally got the angle I wanted.
I think the leading lines are beautiful. But I wanted to add a bit of drama to the capture.
I wanted you to notice the building. But to understand that the Brooklyn Bridge was the focus. So at first I used a Matt Kloskowski Lightroom preset. But I scrapped it. I wanted to see if I could create my own look.
So I used the Graduated Filter and increased the Shadow and Exposure adjustment. I also added a slash of Vignette.
Technical Mumbo Jumbo
- Camera: NIKON D5000
- Focal Length: 18mm
- Exposure: 1/125 sec at f/6.7, 1/500 sec at f/6.7, 1/30 sec at f/6.7
- ISO/Film: 100
- Lens: Nikkor 18 – 55mm
- Software: Lightroom 4.1 and Photomatix 4.2
- Tripod: Oben AT-3400
I would love to know your thoughts on leading lines? And how you use them in your work?