A Stroll Down the Brooklyn Bridge
I visited New York City with the sole purpose of shooting the Brooklyn Bridge. I flew into Newark air port and took the train to Penn Station on an August afternoon. From there, I took the subway to Brooklyn and scoped out DUMBO for a few hours. After checking out the Carousel and the Brooklyn Bridge coffee shop, I decided it was time to cross the Brooklyn Bridge towards Manhattan. About half way cross the Brooklyn Bridge, I stopped to capture this image with my wide angle lens. It was getting close to 8 o'clock and the light was Beginning to fade. I wanted alot of detail in the image so I opted for significant depth of field. As the light faded, the exposures became longer & longer. I was concerned that the vibrations of the bridge, coupled with the long exposure would cause the image to be blurry. As the shutter was open, I sensed the subtle shake of the bridge as it shifted beneath my feet. It felt like so many layers were in play at that moment. I saw cars passing by below me, people walking, talking, and riding bikes right next to me, Brides getting their wedding photos taken, and planes making their way through the sky, I was absolutley in awe of the buzz on the Brooklyn Bridge.
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