Wendy Zhang  

Night at Brooklyn Bridge Park by Wendy Zhang

July 2021 - Night at Brooklyn Bridge Park

About the Image(s)

The technique itself is not challenging. long exposure for 15-25 seconds, depending how you like the water to turn out. What adds uniqueness are the wooden poles left behind from the old dock.

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5 comments posted

Zina Mirsky   Zina Mirsky
This is one of my favorite views from that Park and you have shown it as it glows at night so beautifully. It is pleasing to the eye and I like the texture of the water that you've captured with the exposure and shutter speed you selected. The city is crisp, the water is vibrant, and the wooden pier leavings lead the eye right to the prize. The only thing I might choose to do differently is crop at the lower edge to avoid having the heavy rocks block the eye from moving up. Less of the pebbled/rock surface at the lower edge would frame it, I think, without distracting.   Posted: 07/14/2021 08:59:22
Wendy Zhang   Wendy Zhang
Thank you very much for your comment and suggestion.

Interestingly, I had other ones with no stone. This one I left them in, thinking audience can imagine themselves sitting on it watching the lights.

I will try to crop it to see how it goes.

Thank you again and happy shooting.

  Posted: 07/14/2021 21:46:56
Zina Mirsky   Zina Mirsky
For me, that would work - leave 1/2 of the rocks with no water visible at the bottom edge, and then folks can imagine themselves sitting on them!   Posted: 07/18/2021 17:02:29
Wendy Zhang   Wendy Zhang
GOt it. Thank you!   Posted: 07/19/2021 08:58:49

Bob Wills   Bob Wills
Hi Wendy,
Beautiful colors, and view. I wonder what lens you used as it looks to me like a wide angle, which can cause minor distortion in architecture, which can be fixed when you get further along in your processing. I agree with Zina that the rocks add noting to the skyline. Excellent work.   Posted: 07/18/2021 19:19:37