July 26, 2011

The Bridge

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In the men’s room of a pub in Lowell Massachusetts hangs a black and white print of the Brooklyn Bridge and the skyline of the south side of Manhattan. It was shot at night, over 11 years ago. I know that, primarily because the twin towers are in the image. Secondarily, because it is a pub I’ve been going to (on occasion) for well over 11 years.

Every time I saw that print, I has the same thought. I need to shoot there. I need to shoot THAT. It became a “bucket list” shot.

So I shot it last month. A couple of times, actually. The first version I posted was horizontal and in HDR. This one is a from the same spot, shot with the same lens, but with a vertical comp. It is also a B&W conversion from a single exposure.

I like them both, but this one comes closer to the shot I envisioned (more than 11 years ago)  I would take.

And no. I still don’t know why that pub would put that print in the men’s room.

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  1. Dig this Bob – the comp is excellent with the bridge leading you up and through the skyscrapers in the middle of the frame. Like the B&W look you gave it as well.

  2. LOVE this shot, Bob! Great drama here in the B&W processing you’ve used. I think your composition here is absolutely stellar, and the sky in the background there adds a ton of interest. Great stuff!

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