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Old Jan 18, 2010, 10:47 AM   #1
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Some pics of Brooklyn Bridge I took on Saturday. They're taken from South Street Seaport on the Manhattan (as opposed to the Brooklyn) side of East River. In all pics, Manhattan Bridge is on the distant side. C&C welcome!

#1. Brooklyn Bridge Manhattan side.


#2. NYC Water Taxi.


#3. Cargo vessel (?)


#4. Brooklyn Bridge Brooklyn side.


#5. Photographing Brooklyn Bridge.
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Old Jan 18, 2010, 10:52 AM   #2
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Very nice VV, you frame them quite well actually.

My neighborhood is very photogenic.
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Very nice VV, you frame them quite well actually.

My neighborhood is very photogenic.
Thanks, shoturtle. Yes, I sometimes forget there's a lot of open space downtown having been confined to my narrow 42nd-Street-corridor view of the world .
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It funny, but downtown is quite relaxing on the weekend, midtown is always hectic. And it is older so it has allot more diversity in building, form 1700's to the most modern building.
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The 3 first pictures are IMHO very powerful pictures. Specially # 1 has an aura of solidness about it, showing us this substantial construction. I like it very much! As a bonus, one gets to see 3 bridges her.

# 2 and 3 gives more life to the pictures by including boat and barges on the move. Very good. Your Cargo vessel (?) is actually nothing more than a big barge, without propulsion of its own, that's why it is pushed by this tug-boat, of which we can see the superstructure of. But, nevertheless, a good 'catch'!

The last two, specially #5 gives us an impression of the sheare size of the BB and how wide a span there is. Amazing!

Good pictures, vvcarpio!
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Outstanding compositions. #1 is my favourite. I especially like the square perspective of the bridge tower which is perfectly placed in the image. Looks like you had a nice clear day. Morning light?

I have to comment on the railing on the last image...looks nice and straight
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I beleive VV took them around the same time as my photo, though sundown. It was great light at that time. 3:30
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Thanks, Walter, jelpee, and shoturtle, for your compliments!

Walter, your vivid descriptions make viewing the pictures entirely optional. They make me realize that “reading” is a nice and whole different experience from “seeing”.

jelpee, I have been using PSE’s “lens distortion” filter since spy suggested it a while back. I find that in addition to leveling my horizons (as Walter suggested in the past), it also makes a lot more impact to “square” away all my images. (I have to add with the exception of jgredline’s street scenes where uneven crops and horizons give the effect of the shot being stolen.)

Yes, shoturtle, it was taken around 3:30pm with great light. I uploaded two pictures my wife took with her Nikon P90 to give an idea of how low the sun was (and also to show off my wife's pictures ).

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Yes, the buildings are much more varied downtown than midtown. We “photo-walked” our way from South Street Seaport through the government buildings in Foley Square and to Canal Street in Chinatown and loved every minute of it especially now that we’re into photography.

Here’s a pic of an old building I took at South Street.

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New York being New York -- that is, anything goes without regard to aesthetic complementarities -- walking along cobblestones and ancient brick walls it is hard to make-believe I’m in Europe what with the constant presence of skyscrapers staring down at me.
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BTW, I found out how right mtngal was in saying sharpening depends not only on the image but also on the camera. My wife lets me do the sharpening on her P90-shot images because she says I seem to enjoy doing it. With her camera, I have to sharpen much less.

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Man, you're a talented marriage! I love your wife's picks.
#7 is outstanding. Is she doing her own p&p?
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