His images inspired me to hustle my bum to Brooklyn Bridge Park to try my hand at a night shooting, and I am pretty excited how it all turned out considering I’ve never done anything like it before…
My first attempt was a lot of fun and I decided to go back to another part of the park, further north, where I would have a better angle in which to nab some images with the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges as my muses.
This time I wanted to try a long-exposure (meaning the shutter speed is slowed waaaaayyy down so that camera can capture as much light as possible) photography. The technique gives an ethereal quality to a photograph that I really like and makes water look as smooth as ice.
The night sky was thick with clouds but there was just enough light peeking through to make it interesting. The blue hour (the time just after sunset where the sky turns that brilliant cobalt blue) was living up to its name and I walked around the park looking for different angles so that when it got dark I would know where I wanted to shoot.
When the blue hour was over, the sky took on a brilliant copper hue, making the city and the bridges look as if they’d been dipped in gold.
As a bonus, I had completely forgotten about Jane’s Carousel—I love carousels—that’s nestled on a little peninsula north of the Brooklyn bridge, and I think it made for an interesting addition to the scene.
Where do I shoot in the City next? That’s the question now… Any ideas?