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The Brooklyn Bridge, The Manhattan Bridge and ...DUMBO??!!!
Posted By: NaClH2O, 02-02-2008, 06:05 PM

Some parts of NYC are named with geographical shorthand. For instance Tribeca (of film festival fame) stands for Triangle Below Canal; and Soho stands for South of Houston. But the strangest neighborhood name in all of NYC IMHO, is Dumbo. Which stands for Down Underneath the Manhattan Bridge Overpass.
That small geography lesson aside, last fall, shortly after I got my K10D, I walked across the Brooklyn bridge, strolled thru Dumbo and crossed back over the Manhattan. There were some pretty good photo ops. Wish I had had the 12-24 then. I guess I'll have to make another trip now that I have that lens. Anyways, here are a few images from that trip.

Honest, you can't make this stuff up! Tamron 28-75 f6.3 at 1/400


Brooklyn Bridge, looking back towards Manhattan. Lower Manhattan skyline on the left. Zenitar 16mm fisheye 1/320 aperture unknown.


Staten Island Ferry cruising by the Lady. Pentax K 300mm F4.0 at 1/250 aperture unknown


This shot is kinda cliche but I still like it. ESB framed by the Manhattan Bridge tower. Pentax K 135 F2.5 at 1/400 aperture unknown


Love my Zenitar! Brooklyn Bridge east tower. Zenitar fish eye at 1/160 aperture unknown


Manhattan Bridge as seen from the Brooklyn Bridge. Zenitar fish eye at 1/640 aperture unknown


The Lady seen thru the Brooklyn Bridge with a ferry passing underneath and the Port of New Jersey container cranes in the background. Tamron 28-75 f5.6 at 1/1600.


Many more images at: saltwater : photos : East River Bridges: Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges- powered by SmugMug

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(Jumping aboard) Until recently I had my office in DUMBO. An odd neighborhood, to be sure.


my old office


Manhattan Bridge


my versions of the cliché shot


An interesting installation of fiber-optic "grass"


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oh and two more


funky bokeh


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Really great use of framing, salty, and I still think that the Brooklyn Bridge is one of the world's best looking bridges. Yet, my favourite shot is that telephoto of the ferry and the statue; not sure why, but it's a beauty.

aaib, also some great frames -- try achieving that accuracy without a single lens reflex!

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Thanks Steve, that Lady shot happens to be one of my favs too.
aaib, As an architect you might like this shot. Taken from the Brooklyn side of the Brooklyn Bridge. I really liked how the architect of that building managed to echo the lines of the Manhattan Bridge frame work in the trusses of the roof. And welcome to the forum!



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Salty, the bridge shots are genuinely dramatic - this is the kind of stuff you see in a magazine - you're gonna get rich and famous! Also, thanks for including a sailboat in the harbor shot.

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Thanks Jer, I hope to get shots of all the East River crossings, (except the tunnels of course) it should be a fun project. I'm even planning on taking the Circle line cruise up the East River to get them all from the "ground" so to speak. There was a nice gaff rigged schooner in the harbor but she never got close enough, even with the 300mm. But I did get this shot of a silhouetted schooner under the west tower of the Brooklyn bridge. My favorite detail of this shot is the silhouttes of the pedestrians on the bridge.


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Great series, especially the bridge shots - well done!

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the night/sunset is excellent.

I can only imagine what an amazing HDR that would have made :-)

well done
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Great scenes of the bridge, love the lines and patterns!

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Beautiful shots, the first shot of the people walking on the bridge and the sunset shot both really stood out for me.
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QuoteOriginally posted by NaClH2O Quote
aaib, As an architect you might like this shot. Taken from the Brooklyn side of the Brooklyn Bridge. I really liked how the architect of that building managed to echo the lines of the Manhattan Bridge frame work in the trusses of the roof. And welcome to the forum!

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This architect's name is Scarano -- worth a google.

Thanks for the welcome and letting me piggyback Like others I love the SI ferry/ Liberty shot as well.
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The pattern is very nice, Salty. I love the statue of liberty shot - kind of industrial. Thanks for sharing
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