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The Golden Gate

I thought I would take you to the West Coast today. This is the Golden Gate Bridge spanning the San Francisco bay from the San Francisco Peninsula to Marin County. This is my monochrome take on one of the Wonders of the World.

The Golden Gate

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False Creek Exposed

I found this image back in the archives tonight and noticed I never finished processing it. Sometimes your artistic side just needs some time to “age” and so tonight something just clicked when I saw this image again and finished processing it.

This is False Creek viewed from Granville Island. Across the creek is downtown Vancouver and the Bridge spanning across False Creek is the art deco bridge, Burrard Bridge. I used a 10-stop Filter (Single Coated) on this shot at a low iso of 50 and exposed it for 2 minutes and then applied an infra-red filter in Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4 to give it this illuminated look.

False Creek Exposed

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Storm Clouds Over The Brooklyn Bridge

I met up with NY based photographer Jose Vasquez last Monday and he gave me a little tour around Brooklyn Heights.  Jose, thanks for being so hospitable.  Be sure to check out some of Jose’s work.  He does some amazing things his iPhone.

Just as the sun was about to set, the storm clouds came over so the sunset was a little disappointing so I decided to turn lemon into lemonade.  The sun was still peaking through the clouds so I was able to do some high contrast work which made for some interesting black and whites. I used my B + W 10X filter to create give the clouds some movement and add some drama to the scene with a long exposure.

One of the most interesting details of the Brooklyn Bridge is the suspension webbing and the interesting patterns it creates.  I was able to capture the detail in contrast as the sun made for an amazing contrast highlighting the webbing of the bridge.

Late Afternoon sun peaking through storm clouds over the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline.

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Bridge Over Quiet Waters

This is going to be a quiet week for the blog this week.  I just needed some time this week to reorganize and refocus.  I’m contemplating some changes to this blog so bear with me during this time.

I’m not sure some of you have seen my early work so I thought today I’d share with you an image from Vancouver, B.C.  It’s a view of the downtown Vancouver from underneath the Granville Street Bridge. It’s one of my favorite towns to visit with great city life and within minutes from the shore and the mountains.

Bridge Over Quiet Waters - ©2012 Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.

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The Brooklyn Bridge

Today I thought I would share with you the pedestrian walkway on the Brooklyn Bridge. The walkway is wooden planks for both bikes and pedestrians. It’s truly something you have to walk down once to understand the uniqueness and beauty of being able to walk down the center of one of the oldest suspension bridges in the U.S. as cars are passing under you on both sides of the bridge. The suspension webbing is truly unique leading up to a center tower with the American Flag waving in the wind and the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop to the bridge.

Have a great weekend!

Brookly Bridge - ©2012 Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.

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Leaving Manhattan

I’m going to finish out the week with a couple of shots from the Brooklyn Bridge. It is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States and connects Manhattan to Brooklyn over the East River.  The bridge accommodates 6 lanes of vehicle traffic with a separate center walkway for pedestrian and bike traffic.  One evening after capturing some skyline shots from Brooklyn I decided to walk back across the bridge and capture some images from the bridge.  This is a long exposure of traffic leaving Manhattan with my camera facing the Manhattan skyline.

Leaving Manhattan - ©2012 Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.

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The Golden Gate Bridge

Happy Valentines Day!  I thought today I’d bring you an image from the city where the Summer of Love movement started back in 1967, San Francisco.

One of the icons of San Francisco is The Golden Gate Bridge, which goes over the Golden Gate from the San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean.  The bridge is part of US 101 that takes you from San Francisco to Marin County. I captured The Golden Gate Bridge on this day after the fog had rolled out of the bay giving way to a glorious summer afternoon.  This image was captured from Battery Park just above Fort Point.

Have a great Tuesday!

Golden Gate Bridge - ©2012 Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.

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The Big Apple

This is just one of those shots I’ve wanted to capture ever since I learned how to do long exposure night photography. I just had to have this one in my portfolio so once I figured out where to shoot this image from all I had to do was plan it out.  Since I was near Penn Station I just hopped on the 2 train down to Henry and walked down to the Brooklyn Bridge Park. The park gives you a great view of the Manhattan skyline and views of the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges.

If you have the opportunity I suggest walking the Brooklyn Bridge. You get a great view and the Brooklyn Bridge is a magnificent structure. Since it was a nice evening I decided to walk back to over the bridge to Manhattan. The walk across the bridge is only about a mile.  They were doing some construction on the walkway and you could still smell the turpentine the evening I walked.  The wooden plank way is very nice and room for both walking and riding a bike.

I luckily had great weather the week I was in Manhattan.  This past weekend a snow storm hit the east coast and from reports it looks like many of the trees in Central Park were damaged.  That’s really too bad.  The colors were just starting to change when I was in the city.  Tomorrow I’ll share with you a slide show of some of the scenes I captured while in the city and give you a final look at New York.

New York City Skyline - ©2011 Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.

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Gapstow Bridge

The Gapstow Bridge is one of the iconic bridges in Central Park.  The bridge goes over the narrow neck of the Pond at 59th Street and looks much like the Ponte di San Francesco in San Remo, Italy. The Gapstow Bridge stands out in my memory from Home Alone 2 – Lost in New York.  This is where Kevin meets the pigeon lady and feeds the birds. I was lucky enough to capture the bridge camouflaged in its fall foliage.

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Bow Bridge

How about a little New York City this week?  I had the opportunity to shoot some while in New York on business and thought I’d share some tourist shots I’ve always wanted to capture. Some of the fall colors were still in place while visiting New York and it was a great opportunity to capture some of the reds and ambers that you normally don’t see much of in Colorado. I decided my first stop would be Central Park. I’ve never been to the park, but heard so many wonderful things about the park and wanted to see some of the locations that have been scenes in so many movies.

This is Bow Bridge which was seen in movies such as Spiderman 3, Made of Honor, Keeping the Faith, Autumn in New York, and Highlander, just to name a few.  This bridge is made of cast iron and goes over the lake connecting Cherry Hill to the Ramble.  I was excited to see that this ivory bridge was surrounded by fall colors this afternoon.  It made for a wonderful scene.

Bow Bridge - ©2011 Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.

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