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It’s hard to believe that two weeks after superstorm Sandy hit the shores of Manhattan that their is still 1/3 of the Financial District that is still without power and fixes are not in the near future. It’s estimated that some buildings will be without power for another month to two months. The 14-foot storm surges flooded the streets and basements of the heart of the finance district and leaves its occupants looking for other places to live and work. It really makes you questions whether this area is the right place for these companies. But knowing New York, it is a resilient city and I’m sure it will bounce back soon.
I thought I would share with you the Financial District as I know it. Full of lights and life! Here’s the Financial District as viewed from Brooklyn across the East River.
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.
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
- Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens
- Filter: B+W 77mm #110 Solid Neutral Density (ND) 3.0-1000x Filter (Single Coated)
- ISO: 100
- Focal Length: 70 mm
- Aperture: f/8
- Shutter Speed: 5.0 sec.
- Post Processing: Apple Aperture 3 – sharpen, Nik¤Software Silver Efex Pro 2 Software