A Cloudy Day on the Brooklyn Bridge

The weather had called for sunny and warm and I had a free afternoon. Sadly the weather lied and it was cloudy and cold. This doesn’t help the fact that I am not a fan of heights. I had decided to finally walk the Brooklyn Bridge, something I hadn’t done…ever. Which is kind of sad for someone who grew up around NYC and had moved back here over 6 years ago.

I opted to start in Brooklyn and walk back into NYC. The view forward is much better (no offense to Brooklyn residents, but it’s true) and would help to distract me from the height. At least that was the plan until I realized that a good chunk of the walk was on plank wood. That’s kinda freaky, even if you are only above the cars and not the river itself.

Oh, one new format change. Since I got Lightroom 4 and it is a lot easier to watermark, from here on in, we are watermarking the photos. This is good so that no one is taking my photos and using them elsewhere without my knowledge or say so.

We approach from the subway in Brooklyn.

We approach from the subway in Brooklyn.

There's the Manhattan Bridge with the Empire State Building in the background.

There’s the Manhattan Bridge with the Empire State Building in the background.

Ye Olde Brooklyn Bridge.

Ye Olde Brooklyn Bridge.

The clouds make this look like a painting.

The clouds make this look like a painting.

Lots of cables and plank wood.

Lots of cables and plank wood.

Here's a popular shot.

Here’s a popular shot.

Look at all the cables. We are at the 1/3 of the way gate.

Look at all the cables. We are at the 1/3 of the way gate.

 

Here comes the 2/3 of the journey.

Here comes the 2/3 of the journey.

This was reassuring: a lamppost and some benches.

This was reassuring: a lamppost and some benches.

The construction makes it look like the trench in the Death Star. Hello Star Wars on the bridge!

The construction makes it look like the trench in the Death Star. Hello Star Wars on the bridge!

Close up of the cables.

Close up of the cables.

The clouds made me want to do a few in black and white.

The clouds made me want to do a few in black and white.

Sepia is fun with a stone bridge.

Sepia is fun with a stone bridge.

Creepiest staircase ever. Has anyone ever taken it?

Creepiest staircase ever. Has anyone ever taken it?

Next week: Ellis Island.

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About nsantasier

I am an actor, fight choreographer, playwright, and photographer based in and around NYC. I shoot on a Canon Rebel XS with either a Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens or a Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom lens as they are the only lenses I currently own.
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