Back to Brooklyn

Well, the Brooklyn Bridge that is.  I know that I said yesterday that I was going to be working on some shots from a little more recent (these are from December 2010) but I happened to see these unprocessed brackets while I was doing a little bit of housekeeping in Lightroom and couldn’t help but process them.  I debated whether or not to post all of them, but I decided that they are all just different enough to make for an interesting post.  The one above is my favorite, where I am actually standing in between the cables near the middle of the bridge.  That image will also be used as an example in the new HDR: Before and After series that I am doing.  But more to come on that a little later!


For this one I wasn’t sure if I liked the B&W or the color better.  I’ll leave that up to you to decide.  The one thing that I am not thrilled about with this shot is that, even though it was shot at f16 to capture the sunflares, it was such a cloudy/hazy day that the sun just looks like a big blob of light.  That kind of made me lean towards the B&W.


Similar to the one about, just in portrait orientation instead of landscape.


Finally, I wanted one with some cars going across the bridge as well.  I masked in one cars and left a ghost car a little farther back, just for kicks.

As mentioned earlier, I will be launching a new section on my blog, HDR: Before and After.  There will two different main features of this section.  One will be from original exposure to HDR and one will be from HDR pre to post process, with some commentary around each.  I’ve always been fascinated by before and after pictures of anything (not sure why, might be kind of weird) and I finally got a plugin that I like to actually work.  So stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by today folks, see you all tomorrow.

  • Jimi Jones - February 16, 2012 - 7:24 am

    Awesome, Dave!

    I love these shots of this iconic bridge. Great processing and points of view. The last shot of the car with all of the suspension lines and steel structure is fantastic.ReplyCancel

  • Chris Nitz - February 16, 2012 - 7:30 am

    Nice series of shots. Dig the b/w shot as it just brings out more textures of the bridge.ReplyCancel

  • Curt Fleenor - February 16, 2012 - 7:46 am

    Always nice to find little gems like these! I love the two portrait mode shots they would make great poster-sized prints!ReplyCancel

  • Jim Denham - February 16, 2012 - 7:51 am

    Great images of the bridge Dave! Really like the first one!ReplyCancel

  • Rick Louie - February 16, 2012 - 8:10 am

    I really dig the perspective of that first image! Well done. I’m not digging the b&w of the 2nd image. Not quite enough contrast for my taste so I prefer the color one. I think I need to go back. There are some perspectives want now after looking at my images.ReplyCancel

  • Adam Olson - February 16, 2012 - 8:29 am

    Nice photos Dave! My favorites are the first and last. Well done!ReplyCancel

  • Steven Perlmutter - February 16, 2012 - 8:43 am

    Awesome set of shots Dave. I think the first one is my favorite. I really like the pov and the symmetry of the image.ReplyCancel

  • Jim Nix - February 16, 2012 - 9:05 am

    very cool Dave! I especially love that first shot!ReplyCancel

  • Chris Frailey - February 16, 2012 - 10:27 am

    Great job Dave. I like the different looks you gave us on these.ReplyCancel

  • Edith levy - February 16, 2012 - 12:08 pm

    I love your bridge shots. Awesome set of images Dave. I’m going to be in NY at the end of the month and I hope to get out a shoot by the bridges.ReplyCancel

  • Marc Collins - February 16, 2012 - 3:56 pm

    Great series Dave. The sky is looking very dramatic and really makes these shots magical.ReplyCancel

  • LensScaper - February 17, 2012 - 6:06 pm

    That’s a great series on the Brooklyn Bridge. That first one would be my favorite one too.ReplyCancel

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