Carl Johnson  

Brooklyn Bound by Carl Johnson

July 2024 - Brooklyn Bound

About the Image(s)

This was taken late evening from the Brooklyn Bridge heading towards Manhattan about 5 years ago. The whole dramatic scene drew my attention. I should have used a slower shutter to capture the traffic in motion, but the settings were on 'automatic' instead. This was processed primarily in Photoshop. I also applied some slight grain/noise and additional enhancements, but not sure if the grain was suitable for this type of capture.

The camera used was a hybrid Sony HX400V with settings at f/2.8, 1/80sec, ISO-1600, 4mm, no flash, and no tripod.

5 comments posted

Francois Venter   Francois Venter
A very high contrast image that suits the scene quite well. Love the moodiness of the scene. All the noise in the sky is a bit distracting. Also make sure your building is vertical. They seem to lean over a bit   Posted: 07/07/2024 12:28:32

Marilyn Peake   Marilyn Peake
Interesting image, lots of things happening in this scene. Like Francois said, some of the buildings appear to be leaning to the right.   Posted: 07/07/2024 19:26:03

Lori Good
This picture really captures the feel and the rush of the big city. I'm in agreement with Francois, the grain in the sky is distracting. But it's art so it's really a personal preference.   Posted: 07/08/2024 13:13:04

Paul Hoffman   Paul Hoffman
What this does for me is show how much camera's have moved on in the past five years, where now you have shoot this with no noise at 5000 ISO. I am sorry for me this does not work, the cars are cropped and the buildings are filled in to much, I also dislike noise. This is not one for me.   Posted: 07/09/2024 05:55:47

Nenette Yu   Nenette Yu
First thing I notice is all the noise. Looks like a vintage photograph. If it were me, i would crop the cars out and just focus on the buildings. That white dot in the middle of the image is also very distracting.   Posted: 07/09/2024 22:20:10


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