Another can't miss spot in New York City is capturing the Iconic Bridges.
To get this view of the Manhattan bridge you have to either take the bridges, the subway, or the boat across the harbour. Once in Brooklyn, you'll see this famous view, there is a large park area where couples, families and friends gather to enjoy the sunset - its a great place!
Hope you enjoy the view.
Thanks for looking.
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tyro (22986) 2012-01-06 11:46
A beautiful "blue hour" shot though I suspect by your exposure time of 15 seconds that it was almost dark rather than just twilight when you took this one.
But you have balanced the light of the sky, the reflections off the water and the artificial light sources extremely well. Excellent composition, lovely colours and, as always, stunning detail and sharpness.
m00n (2259) 2012-01-06 11:51
ooo so ...
beautiful night shot ...
beautiful climate, simply amazing photo
I look and admire the great job congratulations
TopGeo (38216) 2012-01-06 12:11
Hello Craig, beautiful composition ,Bridge his is truly a beauty!! I love this lighting and the colors and reflections are fantastic!! An awesome image!stars, effect perspective, frame and focus! Great work! fascinating reflections, excellent clarity, splendid light , very well done,
Vato_Law (12720) 2012-01-06 12:13
seen so many times but irresistible to avoid it!
What I like on your approach is the fact that you zoomed in, and with this you are able to show us the buildings on Bg with more detail and the hundreds of little lights ilumintating each one of them.
The dusk colors are quite attractive specially because of the "dégradé" in the sky.
Your exposure is spot on, showing a great mastery of the technique.
holmertz (47100) 2012-01-06 12:18
Bright lights, big city. A stunning picture, not just because of the myriadhs of lights but mainly thanks to the composition and the colors of the sky and the water.
worldcitizen (7890) 2012-01-06 12:27
Another great NYC shot. :-) I really like the reflection of the gold light on the water. I also love the city at night because of all the windows coming to life with sparkling light. We even get a partial view of the South Street Seaport in this shot. Happy weekend! :-)
Royaldevon (34735) 2012-01-06 12:30
Oh, the views are making me nostalgic for N.Y. My daughter spent 4 days there over the new year. So lucky!
Your slow shutter speed has captured the scene really well, taking every advantage of the lights.
I particularly like your positioning of the strong, vertical bridge support, with its adjacent light casting a long reflection across the water; they make a really good dividing line for composition. There is a good natural movement from right to left and a fine sense of perspective.
My warm regards,
brianmcc (6219) 2012-01-06 12:56
this one is stunning. perfect viewpoint to take in the bridge in such an appealing way and angle it leading off into the city. the main structure of the bridge with the flag on it is positioned so well. as for the lighting and colours, they are just superb. very rich and inviting. 15 second exposure, wow, what a cracking effect. amazing clarity and sharpness. fantastic picture.
SNOOP_Chan (4363) 2012-01-06 13:16
Hello Craig, fantastic shot! I love the water colors. I can almost feel the atmosphere there.
bayno (18344) 2012-01-06 13:44
Hi Craig, superb blue-hours, perfect exposure with the hight light well balanced and good depth, i like your framing and POV, the light of the skyscrapers make a good graphic effect, excellent quality shot, regards, Valter
federico (3210) 2012-01-06 14:06
hi craig, very beautyfull classical view from NY, nice POV and great colours, the still blue sky adds the definitive touch to your shot
francio64 (39784) 2012-01-06 15:00
how are you? At the moment I am to Rome.
Beautiful and classic night shot of New York.
Good DOF on Brooklyn bridge.
Good lights management and sharp.
Well done and TFS!
Have a nice afternoon!
jjcordier (79289) 2012-01-06 22:31
Une photo nocturne du pont de Manhattan très réussie, joliment cadrée, avec de belles couleurs et une bonne exposition.
cargus (10017) 2012-01-06 22:59
Superbe scène de nuit, joué dans les plus belles couleurs, image claire et bien fait.!!
bukitgolfb301 (38524) 2012-01-07 0:23
Hi my dear Craig
Yes coming Super shot. So fantastic and artistic one. Perfect framework and reasonable composition. Great light control and exposure are so remarkable as usual.
Thanks for your sharinig with finest work and have the good frist Saturady of 2012!
Takero from sunny cold Tokyo
JFS (32459) 2012-01-07 0:31
A top quality shot to show us Manhattan from Brooklyn, you got a wonderful sky light and a festival of lights from the tall towers. The USA flag is easily recognizable. Great work my friend!
Have a good WE!
wolf38 (31284) 2012-01-07 2:09
Hi craig. Manhattan. Truly an impressive photo. I like the high technical quality. Good handling of light. My compliments. Rgds, Wolfgang
Have a nice WE
mkamionka (33685) 2012-01-07 2:16
beautiful work. Perfectly selected POV to include both the pillar of the famous bridge and a glimpse into Manhattan skyline. Everything at perfect blue hour timing or even pink hour. I cannot imagine how to take this photo better. Great clarity and details, charming colors of the smoothed water surface. Light sources nicely star shaped. Fantastic gradient of the color on the sky.
Have a great weekend,
timecapturer (49288) 2012-01-07 2:52
beautiful shot of this iconic NYC bridge and skyline. I love all the starbursts of light that mark the very egdes of the bridge so effectively. A captivating image and presented perfectly.
Enjoy the weekend - Brian.
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-01-07 3:32
Ola Craig ,
Linda visão da cidade de New York na blue hour os detalhes das luzes estão lindos , gostei muito do reflexo deste candeeiro na agua , bom uso dos 15 segundos, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Cretense (68695) 2012-01-07 4:06
You are a true specialist in this kind of photography! Excellent light management, wonderful colors, perfect definition! Well "studied" framing and composition!
snunney (92542) 2012-01-07 4:11
A lovely sunset composition from the Big Apple packed full of atmosphere. The point of view is well chosen with the bridge coming in from the left bringing a sense of dynamism to the composition. Spot on exposure with superb colours and sharpness. Very well done. Thanks for sharing.
Yiannis84 (2824) 2012-01-07 4:20
Another great New York shot.. Amazing the water colors, light management, definition and sharpness...
saxo042 (37730) 2012-01-07 6:59
A classical view! Beautiful light here in this very fine picture (and there are a host of other picture of this bridge to compare this one with). I like the blurred colours of the water, as resulted from the long exposure.
npecanhuk (72044) 2012-01-07 7:07
Magnificent classical view of NYC!
Wonderful blue hour picture of it!
I love all those lights!
I love the colors in the sky!
TFS - congrats,
Sergiom (70616) 2012-01-07 7:09
Une image que l'on veut absolument rapporter de New York avant de partir. Et de plus qu'en on la réussit aussi bien c'est merveilleux.
Hansaphotos (7615) 2012-01-07 7:28
It might be a classical view from the big apple, but it`s truly a beautiful one. Excellent executed blue hour shot that really makes me want to go back to the amazing city. Fantastic work, Craig:) TFS.
Best regards, Erling
prasun984 (5590) 2012-01-07 9:34
wonderful blue hour shot to captured the cityscape from Manhattan...like the frame work by the bridge over the river in FG and the glowing modern age architectures in the city at BG...lovely place...
good chosen POV...very good light management with nice color contrast & sharpness...
excellent low light photography...
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4814) 2012-01-07 16:31
Sleek! Great light management, a well handled exposure! Love the blurs on the water and the not-so distracting lights from the bridge. A well balanced FG and BG, great work!
P.S. -as to your last comment on m sunset image- I've tried that black card technique recently on my 1st vacation trip this year, oh boy, that technique was wonderful! I shall post it soon! That's for you!
danos (92602) 2012-01-08 0:51
nice the view of this part of Manhattan,with the bridge to dominates the image, lead-in the eye on the city.I like the blue hour of the capture, that is the most beautiful of the day.The reflections and the good placement of the bridge in the frame,as the quality of the image,make it unique.
Angelillo (9374) 2012-01-08 1:20
Surprising scene... the quality is amazing, the perfect definitions of light spots terrific, and the light in the shadows is very good too. I like the bridge crossing and dividing the scene! Have a nice sunday!
sevy (15367) 2012-01-09 4:12
The famous Brooklyn bridge. Nice shot at blue hours with the lighted windows in Manhattan and the graduated soft colors on the sky. A good balance on the exposure.
Cricri (113605) 2012-01-09 7:20
Très jolie image de New York, prise dans des couleurs pastels du ciel, la ville pleine de lumière et les petites lumières sur le pont donne une image attrayante jolie a voir
josepmarin (58087) 2012-01-10 1:21
the sight that you present us in this good framing is one of my favorites in NYC, because of the great beauty of the skyline of the Downtown Manhattan, and the majestic presence of the Brooklyn Bridge in foreground.
And in addition, the blue hour and the golden lighting of the bridge and of the city provides a fabulous atmosphere to the scene.
While I look at this wonderful image, I feel a great nostalgia of the most attractive and impressive city that I have known. I wish to return there someday.
A beautiful composition, my friend.
jemaflor (91279) 2012-01-10 11:17
Good angle for a well balanced composition, interesting timing with all these lights and stars, perfect sharpness, well done.
Angshu (56740) 2012-01-12 3:56
Its in fact one of those famous POVs of one of the most iconic landmarks of NYC. The sky has beautiful colours grading from red to blue. The twinkle of the lights is fine thanks to the narrow aperture. Like the silky sheen on the water due to the long exposure. The bit I like most is the fluttering flag. Well done!
cavli (1876) 2012-01-13 1:09
excelent night scene! very well done! very good colors and very good clarity. tfs
ikeharel (65205) 2012-01-15 1:19
A well managed dusk scenery from a unique, yet known POV, Craig.
Each window illuminated on the scraper shown here with great clearity, iron-wire and laops on the bridge, and the 15sec exp. had an overwhelming effect on clearity.
delpeoples (56014) 2012-01-15 23:30
You've been a busy boy uploading some cracking photos. I so wanted to critique your man-blading Canuck, but couldn't resist this shot. The colours, sharpness and exposure are spot on. Love the star points in the foreground and the beautiful golden reflection it's thrown. Fantastic graphism presented by both the bridge and the skyscrapers in the BG. Top shot, one of your best IMHO.
Have a beautiful evening
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (63172)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-09-12
- Categories: Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Pentax K7, Pentax DA 17-70mm F4
- Exposure: f/9.0, 15 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My favorite photos II, 15 seconds [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-01-06 11:40