Sunset over the Brooklyn Bridge and Lower Manhattan, New York City

Newer Older

Sunset from the Brooklyn-side tower of the Manhattan Bridge (here's the view at night). Clouds to the west blocked any sunset colors, but there was a brief moment where the sky really lit up as the sun peeked through the cloud cover and set right between two towers (so I cranked the aperture to f/18). I bracketed exposures to capture more of the dynamic range of the scene. Exposures blended with Photomatix. I used LiveView to focus, which, if there is enough light, does a better job than phase detection and can control for any back- or front-focusing.

Blended exposures (-2/0/+2) / f/18 / 24mm (36mm=)

D Breezy -, and 935 other people added this photo to their favorites.

View 20 more comments

  1. DEP171 33 months ago | reply

    Great Capture

  2. sofiaikram 33 months ago | reply

    Amazing! Where did you take this shot?

  3. Luca Magnani 32 months ago | reply

    wow bellissima

  4. Darvin Atkeson 30 months ago | reply

    Stunning shot of the city at night. The skyline is impressive. Very nicely done.
    The starburst is incredible.


    Darvin Atkeson
    Viewed on Fluidr

  5. Roger_T 29 months ago | reply

    Stunning light!!

  6. 단발머리를한남자's 미묘한사진 24 months ago | reply

    Very nice photo! That's a beautiful place in New York

  7. F-âme 23 months ago | reply

    Waw! Superb shot!

  8. Serindip 21 months ago | reply

    This is fantastic... I love how vivid the sun is..

  9. barbadosinka 20 months ago | reply

    Wow, awesome shot!

    Do you mind if we post it on the page of our travelling project? Thx in advance!

  10. player_pleasure 20 months ago | reply

    I know this is an older photo but you just nailed this shot. The contrast, color, and composition are spot on. Love what you did here.

  11. PixInLew 19 months ago | reply

    Wow. Ridiculous!

  12. Pan.101 15 months ago | reply

    so cool picture

  13. New Yorkled 14 months ago | reply


    Apple-Icon Please Join us at New Yorkled State of Mind
    Where You are Invited to display this wonderful image!

  14. Mihai Andritoiu 9 months ago | reply

    your picture is stolen and published here:

    You better file a complaint with FB to have it deleted!

  15. Nitish_Bhardwaj 7 months ago | reply

    Magnificent Shot!

  16. Bab Pics 7 months ago | reply

    Wonderful shot !!!

keyboard shortcuts: previous photo next photo L view in light box F favorite < scroll film strip left > scroll film strip right ? show all shortcuts