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Down Under the Manhattan Bridge

Sorry I hope you’re not getting tired of my images from DUMBO but I just loved shooting there. This was a beautiful spot to shoot the Manhattan bridge while also including  Jane’s Carousel (on the right). This carousel was originally created in 1922 and was installed in a park in Youngstown, Ohio. Jane and David Walentas purchased the carousel at auction in 1984, at which time Jane began the painstaking restoration in her studio in DUMBO. Jane’s Carousel opened to the public in Brooklyn Bridge Park on September 16, 2011.

I was thrilled with the final image and then decided to see how it would look in B&W. I love both versions for different reasons but I’d love to hear from you. Which one do you prefer?

Click on the images to enlarge (they really do look better) or to Purchase a Print.

DUMBO, Manhattan Bridge, night photography, city lights, New York, Brooklyn, Jane's Carousel, cityscape

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66 responses

  1. Fascinating… 🙂

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    January 22, 2014 at 8:15 am

  2. Love the B&W version. Really nice work Edith! I always enjoy a well done B&W image.

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    January 22, 2014 at 8:16 am

  3. I certainly enjoy seeing any image of NYC through your vision. Hard to choose which I prefer. If pushed, I would say the monochrome. It encourages the viewer to see the angles, contrasts and lines much more closely and not be distracted by coloration.

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    January 22, 2014 at 8:36 am

  4. Interesting b&w picture

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    January 22, 2014 at 8:49 am

  5. I have never been here…so you can show all the images you want. You have made the Brooklyn Bridge just a piece of living art♥

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    January 22, 2014 at 9:21 am

  6. Gorgeous!

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    January 22, 2014 at 9:50 am

  7. No matter how many times you’ve been to certain places, they’re still beautiful. Show as many shots of the bridge as you like!
    I’m not unbiased in the color vs. b&w category. I very often like other folks’ b&w work, but can’t seem to let go of the color in mine. I think you b&w is lovely, but I really like how the light looks warm and welcoming in the color version.

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    January 22, 2014 at 10:12 am

    • Thank you Heather. I really appreciate you taking the time and providing me with your thoughts and feedback.

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      January 22, 2014 at 11:41 am

  8. I love seeing your night shots. I was here too in the fall but not at night. I really like both; maybe prefer the monochrome a bit!

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    January 22, 2014 at 10:22 am

  9. franzisofie

    Totally amazong! This capture has some magic in it!

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    January 22, 2014 at 10:32 am

  10. Hi Edith – I gotta say both of your images are beautiful. The color shot is my favorite. The carousel seems to pop out better. Good luck with your photography.

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    January 22, 2014 at 11:21 am

  11. Len

    I for one am not getting tired of these great images Edith. Both versions are killer.

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    January 22, 2014 at 3:44 pm

  12. Those are outstanding!

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    January 22, 2014 at 4:57 pm

  13. brilliant

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    January 22, 2014 at 6:11 pm

  14. Edith, I thought I liked the color version- but then the B&W is exceptional!

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    January 22, 2014 at 6:13 pm

  15. I like the b&w one.

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    January 22, 2014 at 11:15 pm

  16. Usually B&W hits me more, but in here the first one fascinated me dear Edith Levy, Thank you, love, nia

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    January 23, 2014 at 5:24 am

  17. Those are very Kewl shots 🙂

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    January 23, 2014 at 6:44 am

  18. Jimi Jones

    Getting tired of these shot? Surely you jest! 🙂
    Love these shots, Edith. Both are really nice but I absolutely love the color version. Can’t go wrong with either.

    Nice work, my friend.

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    January 23, 2014 at 9:11 am

  19. Both great but it’s the colour one for me.

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    January 23, 2014 at 12:25 pm

  20. I love the perspective here, Edith.
    It’s so hard to choose, but I think my favorite may be the black and white one.

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    January 23, 2014 at 4:33 pm

  21. Je préfère … les deux 😉 Superbe vue nocturne, bravo Edith ! Bonne journée.

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    January 24, 2014 at 10:17 am

    • Merci beaucoup Julie pour visiter et pour les aimables commentaires. Je l’apprécie.

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      January 24, 2014 at 11:44 am

  22. Great lines in this one Edith, sweet lighting as well, great work

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    January 24, 2014 at 12:23 pm

  23. Nice photos and great blog. I hope i could turn my site to somehow like this in the future. More power.

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    January 25, 2014 at 8:51 am

    • Thanks very much for visiting Kim and thank you for the kind comments.

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      January 25, 2014 at 2:17 pm

      • You are very much welcome. I hope you could visit my blog too and have time to give me some inputs on how could I make it better. Thank you. Happy blogging.

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        January 25, 2014 at 2:19 pm

  24. Wonderful work Edith!!! Hard to decide which I prefer but leaning slightly towards the B&W version 🙂

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    January 25, 2014 at 9:22 am

  25. You are so talented Edith, you captured a gorgeous night cityscape.

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    January 25, 2014 at 6:53 pm

  26. Both work well, but I favour the B&W version.

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    January 27, 2014 at 8:21 am

  27. La Vida Siempre Es En Color… Pero Algunas Veces EL B&W Es Realmente Precioso… Un Saludo.

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    January 27, 2014 at 1:54 pm

  28. There is no way I’m going to pick with this fabulous pair, Edith, I love ’em both! The color one reveals details and the b&w version is very dramatic. They are each strong, for their own reasons. Wonderful work, my friend!

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    February 6, 2014 at 6:16 pm

  29. Shoot, I’ve “liked” every photo of yours I’ve seen so far. I might as well follow you!

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    February 6, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    • Thank you so much for visiting Emilio and thanks for the kind comments. Your site is pretty awesome as well.

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      February 6, 2014 at 11:09 pm

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  32. Great image!

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    February 23, 2014 at 2:49 pm

  33. AMAZING! I need to check this spot out.

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    March 3, 2014 at 3:13 pm

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