I’ve so enjoyed playing around with night photography lately. However, I’ve learned that finding a photogenic scene without construction, ugly wires, ugly buildings or other aesthetics impediments has been more difficult than I thought.
I went back to Brooklyn Bridge Park but to a different area to the north of Pier 2 where dozens of old wooden poles dot the water (what are those for?). These remnants added a texture to the image that I really liked, but on the right a cement peninsula built for the park obscured the skyline which annoyed the crap out of me.
Oh well, you can’t have everything.
I did meet some delightful travelers from Lyon, France who read about the location online and were there with their tripods in hand. We had great fun discussing photography, New York and France.
There was also a group of what seemingly professional Instagramers, shooting away like mad, who gave me some great recommendations on a couple of photography apps they were using.
My favorite is Cortex cam, a remarkable app for low-light conditions. It costs $2.99 but it’s worth every penny. It makes a world of difference in the quality of the shot.
If you try it, let me know what you think. I love it.