New York City is a great place for photography. Around every corner I can find a historic landmark, a majestic bridge, or an interesting person. NYC is one of my very favorite cities.
On this particular trip, I went with a very specific goal— to capture an interesting image of the Brooklyn Bridge at sunset. We stayed at a hotel in Brooklyn to be close to our setup location. The day of the shoot, we had lunch at the famous Grimaldi’s. We shared a table with a British couple because we could jump the line if we were a party of four. We are still friends today.
That evening, I did my set up on the rocks looking toward the Brooklyn Bridge. I brought a small tripod and hunkered down in the perfect spot, waiting for sunset. At just the right time, a cute couple came by and sat right in front of my camera. They kindly scooted over when I explained my plan.
From this view, you can see the bridge, Jane’s Carousel, and the rocky beach along the East River. The Manhattan Bridge also makes a nice picture, and I’ve concluded that photo here as well. The day after the shoot, we wandered into Little Italy, where I ran into my favorite actress, Audrey Hepburn. Like I said, photo opportunities are everywhere!