Manhattan Bridge

20110610-_rtl8574-edit-edit

So the bottom line is, as a Boston boy, I don’t know New York’s Bridges.  Well, except maybe the Brooklyn Bridge. Its been photographed as much as any other structure in this world. I should be able to recognize it as easily as I do the Eiffel Tower, or Roman Colosseum.  So when I was there, shooting the Brooklyn Bridge a few weeks ago and saw this beast right next to it, I had to ask its name.

Brian was more than happy to educate me. He replied, in classic Brooklyn fashion “Seriously, you don’t know? Its the MANHATTAN f’ing BRIDGE, you moron!”

OK. That’s not a direct quote, but it was implied. It would be like shooting Boston’s Fenway Park with Brian and him asking me, “Who plays here?”

Such is the nature of friendships among photographers from rival cities.

Anyway, I hope you like the shot. A long exposure, high key treatment of the Brooklyn Bridge’s younger sibling.

Comments

  1. Jose Vazquez

    Awesome shot…that’s a great spot to shoot the bridges and lower Manhattan! Love the effect on the water and how you can see the Brooklyn Bridge too. His response was classic…haha.

  2. Brian Furbush

    Really dig this treatment Bob – have a similar shot myself from that night (think all of us do haha) so I really like the way you processed it. And yeah, I’d actually wager to say that is a direct quote from Brian.

  3. Christopher Wray

    Your photo proves that I never get tired of seeing this iconic structure. Love the angle, strong contrast and long exposure. Great image, Bob!

  4. Cab Treadway

    Great shot, Bob! And way to keep one of those NYers who think the whole world revolves around their city in line! While I’ve probably seen photos of that bridge in my life, I’m pretty sure I’ve never before been aware of the existence of any structure called the Manhattan Bridge (or the Manhattan f’ing Bridge, either).

  5. Nik | ExP

    Sweet shot! The long exp and blown out lights is awesome. You’re not the only one that’s never heard of the Manhattan Bridge…who knew? Better yet, who cares :)?

  6. Richard (oldhickory49)

    Really cool shot, Bob. Love the composition and the treatment!

  7. Steve Beal

    Beautiful composition and processing! I love the slight tilting effect… u can see me shooting away in between those two pillars right under the Brooklyn Bridge :)

  8. Dave Wilson

    Just as well I didn’t ask about who plays at Fenway Park when I was up there with you guys last year! :-) Nice shot, by the way.

  9. John Manuel

    I do love the shot Bob. Very nice. I’m waiting to see what Brian has to comment on this :)
    Being from the west coast, I’d have no idea what this bridge was, so don’t feel bad – Brian would classify me lower then a moron ;)

  10. manish2010

    Hey Bob,
    I have seen that Bridge many times but i swear i have never ever seen it with this kind of perception before.A great great great job done man,i always admire and praise good photographers,and now you are in my that list.long exposure with sky in the frame is just looking awesome.
    Thank you and God bless

Leave a Comment