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Walk the Bridges of NYC 5/24/15

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:13 am
by Duck
PLEASE NOTE: DATE MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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(View of Manhattan Bridge from Lower Manhattan)

As many times as I have been to Manhattan I have yet to get that one iconic photo of the Manhattan Bridge from Washington St. in DUMBO. Don't know which one I'm talking about? Google it, you'll know it when you see it. It's a well photographed scene and one I would love to add to my personal collection. If you want it too, this is your chance to join me for a day on the bridges.

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(View of Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges from Lower Manhattan)

I plan to walk two of Manhattan's most famous bridges, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge. You are invited to join me on this excursion. No workshop, no itinerary, just a day with friends sightseeing with the goal of capturing some great images.

Each bridge is roughly a mile long walk. I will be stopping periodically to capture skyline, architecture, street scenes and anything else that presents itself. There will be many photo opportunities along these two routes.

By consensus, we can decide on that day which bridge to walk first. Once in Brooklyn we will head to Washington Street, grab our shots and then walk the other bridge back to Manhattan. From there we can decide what else to do.

WARNING: This is a vigorous excursion with a lot of walking. Make sure you are healthy enough to undertake this trip.

WHAT TO BRING: Bring your camera with fresh batteries and memory cards. If you feel up to it, maybe bring a tripod or monopod, otherwise keep it light. You will need comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing. A good sun hat is also useful. A water bottle is a must, either bring it with you or buy one along the way. We will stop for food somewhere along the way so bring spending cash.

Sign up for this event through my meetup.com site.

Re: Walk the Bridges of NYC 5/24/15

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:55 am
by TomCofer
Sounds like a blast Duck. I wish you good company and great weather.

Re: Walk the Bridges of NYC 5/24/15

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:19 pm
by Ed Shapiro
DUCK! Don’t forget the WILLIAMSBURG BRIDGE. It spans between the Lower East Side of Manhattan to the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. From the pedestrian walkway you get great shots of the Upper Manhattan skyline including the Empire State Building, The U.N. Building and the Chrysler Building. You cal also see Lower Manhattan including the two other bridges.

The Williamsburg section and the nearby Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood are great places for street photography and many mixed cultures and the same goes for the Lowe East Side. I was born and raised in Bed-Sty and went to School in Williamsburg. My first job in a studio was in Williamsburg on Bedford Avenue. I walked that bridge at least once a week- back in the day! Oh- the steel structure on that bridge makes for great framing in composition!

If you take the subway (to avoid parking issues) the Brooklyn stop is Marcy Avenue and Essex Street on the Manhattan side. Both are on the Broadway Brooklyn-Jamaica line. The train goes across the bridge as well so get ready for some vibration!

Have a safe and wonderful trip!

Ed

Re: Walk the Bridges of NYC 5/24/15

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:00 pm
by Duck
Ed Shapiro wrote:DUCK! Don’t forget the WILLIAMSBURG BRIDGE...


Good point Ed. I'll toss it to the group and see if they're up for the extended trip.
Thanks

Re: Walk the Bridges of NYC 5/24/15

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:15 pm
by Duck
Seven weeks away and I already have 26 people signed up.

I'm wondering if I should have put a cap on this :wall:
Nah! the more the merrier. :clap:
There's even interest in staying until sunset and catching the city lights.
I'll have to bring an extra memory card ;)

Re: Walk the Bridges of NYC 5/24/15

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 5:11 pm
by Ceropegia
Would love to walk the bridges with you, if I lived nearby. Walking around Manhattan with a camera in hand is one of my favorite things to do when in the city. Last year I walked part of the Brooklyn Bridge, but was on a very tight schedule so I didn't go all the way across. Wish I had though.

Re: Walk the Bridges of NYC 5/24/15

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:20 pm
by Ed Shapiro
Duck!

You may have to do a series of BRIDGE workshops. The Bronx Whitestone Bridge is so elegant. The of course the is the George Washington Bridge and let’s not forget the Verrazano Bridge which spasm between Fort Hamilton (Brooklyn) and Staten Island- still one of the longest bridges in the world!

Ed

Re: Walk the Bridges of NYC 5/24/15

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:09 pm
by Duck
Ed Shapiro wrote:Duck!

You may have to do a series of BRIDGE workshops. The Bronx Whitestone Bridge is so elegant. The of course the is the George Washington Bridge and let’s not forget the Verrazano Bridge which spasm between Fort Hamilton (Brooklyn) and Staten Island- still one of the longest bridges in the world!

Ed


Sounds like a plan...

Actually, another workshop I'd love to do is a landscape workshop at the Palisades. The sheer cliffs are striking, specially when the light is just right.