I love photo walks. Just me, my camera, and whatever is in front of me. It’s a good period of time to escape and just… walk. I don’t do it often, but when I do, I tend to walk for a while.
There are a few shots of New York that I want to capture. “Manhattanhenge“, a long exposure of the skyline at night, and one from the Top of the Rock. But there are two shots that I really wanted of one of the most iconic bridges in the world: the Brooklyn Bridge.
- The first is of the bridge perfectly framed on Washington Street. Any professional travel photographer or New York based photographer has this shot in one form or another. Apparently, the best lighting is right before sunset, but I didn’t have time for it, so I just took it with overcast skies.
- The second shot was on the bridge itself. There’s something oddly satisfying about the perfectly symmetric leading lines from the suspension cables and it took me longer than I’d like to admit to get it just right.
The last shot was taken from a bar window during sunset. I was celebrating a friend’s birthday at the time and was able to catch it during golden hour and also early blue hour. What are the chances?
I’m glad I got to check off a few things off of my list. And I’m also glad I got to see some of the more touristy spots of New York. Usually when I’m here, I’m too busy to see sights like this. But when you have a free day, it’s nice to take a detour every once in a while.