From one great city skyline photograph to another. After last weeks post of the Manchester landscape I thought it would be appropriate to talk about a photograph I took from Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York, two years ago this month. I can hardly believe it's been two years!
I was lucky enough to be part of a global celebration of creative talent, that took place on Long Island, New York. Having images selected for this was rather an honour so it would have been remiss of me not to have gone out to see it. Once my wife and family had convinced me to go, I set off to take in the delights of New York and see the exhibition.
This view has been done a million times over by many talented photographer. But as far as I’m concerned, this doesn't matter. How each of us perceives and photographs any given landscape is unique, as are the conditions you find yourself working in. I also think the same applies to all popular views or locations.
Anyway, with this in mind, and whilst waiting for the it to go dark, I had a play with my filters. The Hudson River is rather murky and not very photogenic. I wanted it to be less dark, and really highlight the skyline. So I tried rotating my 2-stop ND grad filter around 180 degrees to adjust how my camera would expose the river. After few different exposure times, I wasn't disappointed. Adding the superb cloud formation, it really makes this photograph of Manhattan look really foreboding and adds a sense of armageddon!
You can read more about why I was over in New York here:
The Story of the Creative - part two http://www.paulgroganphotography.com/creativeblog/2013/9/11/the-story-of-the-creative-part-two
The Story of the Creative http://www.paulgroganphotography.com/creativeblog/2013/6/27/seeme