After my trip earlier in the year across the Brooklyn Bridge, I wanted to go back when the weather was nicer. Opportunely, I was attending a show in DUMBO and had more than enough time to walk the bridge beforehand. For those who don’t know, DUMBO stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. It is a very eclectic neighborhood with lots of clubs, bars, and foodie places. It’s a nice cobblestone walk that includes the Brooklyn Bridge Park and one of the locations of the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory (don’t believe their website, they are open again after Sandy as I pleasantly found out).
On a different note, my walk was slightly postponed as there was a jumper on the bridge that day. They ended up not jumping and the cops talked them down and got them off the bridge. It was a strange experience to see the bridge emptied of ALL traffic and then to join a stream of freshly released tourists as they raced across the newly emptied and opened bridge.
Fun with light and shadow with no pedestrians.
The bridge in sunlight.
Already meeting people coming across the bridge.
Ye Olde Bridge.
The restoration/cleaning has moved from the eastern third of the bridge to the central third.
That’s a lot of sunlight.
Looking at the Manhattan Bridge from the Brooklyn Bridge.
The sun plays wacky havoc on the lighting of downtown. Also, fun with lens flare (my JJ Abrams impression).
A nicely framed Statue of Liberty and a fun sail boat with NJ in the distance.
Need a bike lock?
Framing the Empire State Building inside the Manhattan Bridge.
This picture should be viewed while listening to “Rhapsody in Blue.”
A view of the Manhattan Bridge seen through DUMBO.
The Manhattan Bridge unobstructed.
I love the view in B&W.
The Brooklyn Bridge being eaten by the setting sun.
The Manhattan Bridge, the East River, and the park.
The setting sun shows off a carousel under the Brooklyn Bridge (there were large crowds and weddings so I did not get much closer).
I like this image due to the expanse of the bridge.
Ye Olde Manhattan Bridge.
Positioning to get the sun’s rays through the bridge (also note the wedding party).
Fun with sunlight.
There’s the silhouette shot.
Trying to get a slight flare effect.
Quite possibly my favorite of the set – I got the flare, pulled the clarity down all the way, and pushed the saturation all the way up.
The Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory….so good.
The view of the Brooklyn Bridge as I wait on line for my ice cream.
The Brooklyn Bridge and surrounding pier.
Next week: A walk in the blazing heat that arrived in NYC around Bryant Park and up towards 55th St.