Lisa Cirincione  

Gov. Mario Cuomo Bridge by Lisa Cirincione

November 2020 - Gov. Mario Cuomo Bridge

About the Image(s)

On my long commute to work each week, I drive over this new bridge, and the bridge and the lights are so cool. I was able to find a spot on the far shore to take a long exposure.

September 24, 2020
Sony RX100M6
200mm, f/11, ISO 100, 10 sec exposure

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8 comments posted

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
As transplanted New Yorker, living there when Mario Cuomo was governor, this image is not only lovely but it touches my heart. They say you can take the kid out of NY but you can never take NY out of the kid. That's me.
This image is extremely well done and very pleasing to the eye. Nice!   Posted: 11/06/2020 13:18:59
Lisa Cirincione   Lisa Cirincione
Thanks for stopping by our group Beverly! I'm fascinated with this bridge, and I keep taking photos of it from all kinds of angles. And I've walked on it a few times... I don't remember the original Tappan Zee bridge, but I think this is a nice replacement.   Posted: 11/11/2020 13:41:26

Michael Hrankowski   Michael Hrankowski
Hi Lisa, nice to virtually meet you as well. What a beautiful night image. I am particularly attracted to the colors in the image. For some reason, these colors are a common theme when I see any piece of art that catches my eye. I like the streaks of red light from the vehicles on the bridge and you captured the reflection of the tower lights quite nicely on the left side of the image. But I'm curious why the lights on the bridge supports don't appear to throw a reflection. ...was this an editing choice, or simply that there was no reflection? My eye kept drifting away from the left side of the image with its beautiful colors to the blackness on the right side searching for the reflections that aren't there. I'm just in the process of learning Photoshop and I'm wondering if there is a way to add in reflections?   Posted: 11/07/2020 14:19:47
Lisa Cirincione   Lisa Cirincione
Thank you MIchael! I went back and looked at the original photo, and there are no reflections from the bridge supports. Maybe from the low angle where I was set up, the bridge reflections couldn't be seen. I'll have to look for that on my next drive thru there and see what I can find.
I'm not super proficient in PS, but I'm sure there is a way to add in reflections. But the right side doesn't bother me, my focus was on the tower lights.   Posted: 11/11/2020 13:45:45

Kieu-Hanh Vu   Kieu-Hanh Vu
The lighting of the Mario Cuomo bridge is so beautiful, especially with the water reflection. I never visited it but the news say that on occasion, it is lit with colors to commemorate important or impactful moments such as 9/11.
For this image, I agree with Michael that having the reflection of the bridge supports on the right side would balance the scene more.   Posted: 11/12/2020 05:57:13

Ruth Sprain   Ruth Sprain
Lisa, the violets and reds of the bridge lighting and reflections are beautiful. I especially like the streaks of red that I assume are tail lights captured in the long exposure. Without reflections on the right side, the photo seems overbalanced to the left side to me. Lisa, I'm not sure what the best solution is for that, however a different crop might bring more balance to your striking nighttime image. I'm glad you stopped to take the photo.   Posted: 11/12/2020 10:14:54

Mary Ann Carrasco   Mary Ann Carrasco
Very nice night photograph. The colors of the bridge reflected in the water and the light streaks of moving vehicles really give this photograph impact. I love NY and visit often but have never seen this time!   Posted: 11/12/2020 16:14:54

LuAnn Thatcher   LuAnn Thatcher
Hi Lisa,

Beautiful capture of the bridge! I agree with the others in the group, the colors are striking, and you captured a great reflection.

I have seen the two upper support sections form a "W" shape, but I assume they are overlapping from this viewpoint. The white lights seem a little bright; do you think a little less time on the long exposure would help?

This drive home was an excellent opportunity for a night-time photoshoot. I bet this made the drive not seem so long, knowing you found a great scene to photograph.   Posted: 11/22/2020 13:24:43