This is my night experience with a tripod and different exposures and ISO.
I took this picture on the Staten Island. And short information from Wikipedia about this construction.
The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is a double-decked suspension bridge that connects the boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn in New York City at the Narrows, the reach connecting the relatively protected upper bay with the larger lower bay.
The bridge is named for both the Florentine explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano who, while in the service of Francis I of France, became the first European to enter New York Harbor and the Hudson River, and for the body of water it spans: the Narrows. It has a central span of 4,260 feet (1,298 m) and was the longest suspension bridge in the world at the time of its completion in 1964, until it was surpassed by the Humber Bridge in the United Kingdom in 1981. Currently, it has the tenth longest main span in the world and is still the longest bridge span in the Americas. Its massive towers can be seen throughout a good part of the New York metropolitan area, including from spots in all five boroughs of New York City and in New Jersey.
The bridge establishes a critical link in the local and regional highway system. Since 1976, it has been the starting point of the New York City Marathon. The bridge marks the gateway to New York Harbor; all cruise ships and most container ships arriving at the Port of New York and New Jersey must pass underneath the bridge and therefore must be built to accommodate the clearance under the bridge.
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zanzi (13040) 2013-10-06 10:22
Perhaps a bit too dark but a great composition with a lot of stars.
worldcitizen (5629) 2013-10-06 10:23
Beautiful night shot of the bridge. I like the way it shines against the black background. I have been over the Verrazano Bridge many times, and I've always liked it. Your presentation, with the span filling the frame from side to side, is very nice.
point-blank (94) 2013-10-06 10:23
Nice capture in the low light. you have used the bridge lighting very beautifully. Great shot :)
npecanhuk (56382) 2013-10-06 10:49
Very nice and attractive night picture of that wonderful bridge!
TFS - congrats,
erhan1958 (13761) 2013-10-06 10:53
I can not believe 5:30 am,
you're a jet lag, just sleeping time....
and bought a good machine, congratulations
very very good dark blue shot.
greetings from turkey
boa (4685) 2013-10-06 11:21
nice night shot of the bridge. Night shots can be interesting sometimes, especially when there is a object like this. I like the pattern of the lights and the silhouette of the bridge. Well choosen Pov with the park in the foreground.
Have a nice evening.
ps I came back home two days ago.
emka (64214) 2013-10-06 23:21
fantastic experience with the tripod and the night shooting. Wonderful view of the Verazzano bridge. I am so envious seeing these tiny stars, I still can't do it.
I bought new tripod :). I hope I will use it.
jhm (128091) 2013-10-07 1:15
1250 ISO is very high certainly when you works with a tripod.
But your picture is absolutely a beauty.
Lovely light of the bridge as contrast against the black background.
Nice composition, lovely presentation, TFS.
Have a nice new week,
bayno (18338) 2013-10-07 1:23
having the Camera on tripoid do not understand why use high ISO, you could instead use a longer time, resulting in less noise, the shot is still fascinated with the effect of a star on the artificial lights...
have a good day...
jcpix (6640) 2013-10-07 4:00
Good morning Serghei,
This looks really good against the blackened sky, the florescent lights appear to be enhanced by the contrast and the curves are showcased quite well because of that aspect. A pleasing effect also of the starburst due to the aperture setting. A relatively minimal subject, which has been displayed well through a smart composition that spans the width of the frame and creates interest from side to side.
Even with a tripod, it's not always easy to take these types of shots correctly, but it would seem you found just the right setting to make this bridge come alive while everything else is asleep. :) Enjoy your last couple of days on vacation my friend, be well!
Wishing you a pleasant day,
dkmurphys (42597) 2013-10-07 9:03
Spectacular night capture of the well known bridge. Nice presentation also.
Have a great week ahead.
batalay (33439) 2013-10-09 19:05
You must be safe and sound back at home. In this photo you've achieved a first class postcard image of the great bridge. I'm sure you are familiar with the scene from the classic 1977 Travolta film, Saturday Night Live.
It was a pleasure having you in Washington, DC and Virginia, although the timing was not very good in view of the government shutdown. Meanwhile, the Marine Corps Museum on Rt. 95 that we saw a number of times can be seen here.
mcmtanyel (5321) 2013-10-14 17:52
Having travelled on Verrazano Bridge a few times a year in the 80s, I must say that it never looked this good back then. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that I travelled on it during daytime when one could see every rusty crack and peel of paint off of it or maybe it has been refurbished since.
I like your rendition of the bridge. I have peeked at others' comments, expecting someone will complain about the noise. I was right. This much noise does not bother me, though. In fact, I find it a welcome addition to the image. I think you have achieved a sharp image at high ISO. Well done, enjoy your new toy.