Writing with Light

Brooklyn Bridge

Project 52 Entry #39

We were in New York last week for a family function in Long Island and was able to spend a couple of days in Manhattan. While we had a wonderful time, my visit was greeted with a dull grey sky the whole time we were there…not great for photography, but didn’t stop me from walking the streets of this great city. I’ve been to New York so many times (here’s a little tidbit you may not know…I’m a Musical Theatre nut and actually have a Bachelors of Fine Arts with a major in Drama…ahhh the truth comes out.) but I’ve never photographed the Brooklyn Bridge. I contacted Mark Garbowski before I left to get some tips on where the best place to photograph the bridge from. Mark is a NYC photographer whose blog, Too Much Glass is filled with amazing images of New York. If you haven’t done so already you should check out his site. He suggested that I head down to the South Street Seaport which is where this image was taken.

With the sky being overcast and grey on not too much definition in the clouds I felt that this image worked better in a sepia tone.

Click on the image for a larger more detailed view.

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37 responses

  1. thesweetkitten

    That sepia works indeed! What a great picture!

    March 7, 2012 at 7:40 am

  2. Great capture, Edith. Your processing on this really hints at yesteryear, quite appropriate for this iconic structure. Really nice!

    Mark of Too Much Glass is a great resource for NYC stuff. Awesome photog as well.

    March 7, 2012 at 7:44 am

  3. Excellent capture Edith. Nicely composed and the sepia was an excellent choice. This brings back memories. I worked on Wall and Water streets for 5 years which is down the street from the seaport. Too bad I wasn’t shooting back then.

    March 7, 2012 at 7:47 am

  4. I LOVE this version! Great choice on the sepia tones… it gives it an old tyme feel.

    March 7, 2012 at 7:47 am

  5. Nicely composed. Sepia really really creates the mood and brings out the detail.

    March 7, 2012 at 8:00 am

  6. Kevin Alexander

    Beautiful view. Great capture.

    March 7, 2012 at 8:13 am

  7. Nice conversion, but I would put the horizon at level. Bernard

    March 7, 2012 at 8:14 am

  8. Cindi

    Beautiful….I love the sepia!

    March 7, 2012 at 10:17 am

  9. Awesome processing. Love it.

    March 7, 2012 at 10:37 am

  10. Nice processing Edith!

    March 7, 2012 at 10:38 am

  11. Wonderful, it ha that timeless feeling.

    March 7, 2012 at 11:16 am

  12. Nice old-school look to the image. I think it works very well.

    March 7, 2012 at 11:53 am

  13. Very nice; like everyone else, I love the processing. The bridge does seem to lend itself to monochrome processing :)

    March 7, 2012 at 11:54 am

  14. Steven Perlmutter

    Terrific shot Edith. The processing is perfect for this composition.

    March 7, 2012 at 1:17 pm

  15. B&W, or in this case sepia, is a sure way to over-come those grey day blues. This capture and processing have formed a nice timeless image. Nice job, Edith.

    March 7, 2012 at 2:04 pm

  16. Great usage of sepia… made it awesome :)

    March 7, 2012 at 2:35 pm

  17. Beautiful shot Edith! Love the processing here!

    March 8, 2012 at 5:48 am

  18. I like the old feeling on this! Now you just need some 30s mobsters racing through the image.

    March 8, 2012 at 9:13 am

  19. I like how you have done this in Sepia. I found that works out nice when it’s overcast. I’m heading there next week. I hope the nice weather holds out.

    March 8, 2012 at 9:50 am

  20. Such a classy shot Edith and you’ve captured it perfectly!! Really well done my friend.

    March 8, 2012 at 2:15 pm

  21. The sepia works great with your image, Edith. Very nostalgic.

    March 8, 2012 at 4:51 pm

  22. nicely done!!

    March 8, 2012 at 4:56 pm

  23. Love the warm tones … great vintage look.

    March 8, 2012 at 5:05 pm

  24. Beautiful! That sepia picture is a perfect choice. :)

    March 8, 2012 at 6:06 pm

  25. Beautiful shot Edith. I love the processing!

    March 9, 2012 at 8:45 pm

  26. Sepia works so well here. Looks like a classic. :)

    March 10, 2012 at 8:56 am

  27. Well done, love the Sepia and POV

    March 11, 2012 at 9:19 pm

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