• Brooklyn Bridge
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  • Williamsburg Bridge
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BMW Blue Hour, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg Bridges, NYC

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From South Street Seaport, the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, and Williamsburg Bridge (B-M-W). Lots of people out tonight enjoying the nice weather. There was a great sunset to the west (best colors about 20 mins after setting), but the colors never made it over the bridges, so I waited until it got darker—and for some trains to cross the Manhattan Bridge.

Single Exposure / 17mm (25mm=) / 51.5s / ISO 100 / f/13

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  1. rosinberg 50 months ago | reply

    Gorgeously captured! Looks even more amazing against the black background.... I would love to learn how to take shots like this.

  2. Keith McInnes Photography 50 months ago | reply

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  3. Ivan Sohrakoff 50 months ago | reply

    Oh man! Really nice shot, Andrew. Three bridges in one shot?! WOW! Stunning reflections and awesome shot in general. You chose to leave a lot of sky at the top, and I think it works, but would also work cropped. How high above the water are you for this shot?

  4. andrew c mace 50 months ago | reply

    Thanks, man. I was about 15-20 above the water line. It's impossible to get any lower, though you can get about 40 feet higher, 3 stories up. From that vantage, the far bridge gets a bit obscured, though it would stretch out the foreground reflections. I composed the shot so that the reflections pretty much ended where the frame ended. I have a few where I titled the camera down a little more, but the water at the very bottom was pretty much black, and I didn't like how it looked. This is definitely a pano comp absent a dramatic sky. There were a few wispy clouds blowing through, but not enough to stand out (particularly viewed small). Thanks for your thoughts as always.

  5. WilliamClarke [deleted] 45 months ago | reply

    this is an incredible photo
    great reflections
    and the exposure is perfect
    good job :)

  6. Steven R. Hazlett 45 months ago | reply

    amazing.. love the starburst effect on the bridge lights, and the colors on the water

  7. Linda [ o ]* photography [deleted] 44 months ago | reply

    I love the reflections of the lights, lovely!

  8. Sam.Levy 40 months ago | reply

    Very nice/perfect, i really thought this was HDR'ed

  9. ☆ lucretia. 32 months ago | reply

    oh my god!
    this is Great shot! *____*

  10. BloomingChi 30 months ago | reply

    Nice shot! Love the lights reflecting in the water, makes New York feel dreamy

  11. pyc007 29 months ago | reply

    Wonderful shot!

  12. sternchen1202 26 months ago | reply

    beautiful nightshot. i'm so excited since me and my camera will be there this spring :)

  13. apmorcate 22 months ago | reply

    Beautiful picture

  14. Vivekk2011 16 months ago | reply

    Great shot, how did you process the images? I guess this is hdr.

  15. andrew c mace 16 months ago | reply

    -- I don't think this one is HDR. I use Capture NX and Nik Color Efex.

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