Brooklyn Bridge

Twenty One

A view of the Brooklyn Bridge from a point of view that we don’t always see.

Brooklyn Bridge

I wanted to focus on the cables and Manhattan. I might post one with the main columns another time.

Taken with the Olympus OMD.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

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Yes, I know that this is usually just called the Guggenheim.

We had rushed here from Ground Zero (we only walked around the outside because we were running short of time). As it was early evening and we hadn’t had time for lunch I was feeling hungry. There was quite a queue to get into the Guggenheim and mum suggested that dad and I stay in the queue while she pop to the main road which was next to Central Park and get some street food. It was worth it. My first chilli dog. DELICIOUS. Both dad and I loved them. Mum was really nice and popped off and got us another each!

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Inside the Guggenheim, the building was very interesting. My dad is not too keen on modern art. I sort of understand what he means. Quite often we would comment, “I could do that.”

Another photo taken with the Olympus OMD.

Broadway, NYC

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Broadway, NYC

This is Broadway. Broadway itself is very, very long. This is the bit that most people think of. Where all the theatre shows and cinema films happen.

I loved Broadway. It was about 15 minutes walk from our hotel and we came here at least half of our nights in New York. I liked the lights, the buzz of the crowds and that many shops were open very late.

Both my dad and I took photos here. We brought his Olympus as neither of us wanted to carry anything bigger or heavier.

The View from the Rockefeller

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I guess that this is quite a commonly seen view but it is the first time I had seen it for real.

The View From the Rockefeller

Taken from the Rockerfeller Building with the Nikon D610.

Empire State Building Night View

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Another view from the Empire State Building, but this time at night. The ticket we had allowed us to revisit the building in the evening. As the morning queue was to long and slow we had decided not to return. But when the evening came, we hoped that the queues would be shorter. We got there about 9pm. Yes, the queues were better and faster but we still spent well over an hour waiting.

Empire State Buiding Night View

However, we decided that this was probably the last time we would go up (even if we returned to NYC) it was worth the effort. And I guess it was. However, it ha got really cold and my hands got cold holding the camera. I took a good couple of dozen photos and then my dad had it for the rest of the time!

Brooklyn Bridge at Night

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The Brooklyn Bridge in New York Cityis one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. Completed in 1883, it connects Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River.

Brooklyn Bridge at Night

This was the only time either my dad or I used the tripod during the holiday. We both took some photos both from the right and the left of the Brooklyn Bridge. This is taken from the right looking at Manhattan. This is obviously a popular view as there were many people looking towards the city and quite a few of these also had cameras, and some of these tripods.

Anyway, today is my dad’s birthday. So dad, this photo is for you. Hope you have had a great day!

Looking Down

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Looking Down

Looking down at the Streets of Mid Town Manhattan from the Empire State Building. Things do look rather small fom up there.

Chrysler Building from the Empire State Building

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Chrysler Building from the Empire State Building

So, as promised this a photo taken from the Empire State Building. In the middle(ish) you can see the Chrysler Building. Both buildings were once the tallest buildings in the world. Of the two, the Empire State is quite a bit taller.

To take create this photo I took three separate photos and then stitched them together using Photoshop Elements. This was my dad’s idea but he had never done this before either. After we had looked into this Elements does this quite easily. After stitching I just had to crop off the jagged edges. Apart from that I just played with the contrast settings and sharpened a little.

Immediately to the left of the Chrysler was our hotel and next door to that was Grand Central Station on 42nd Street. t was a great location. Very close to Broadway which we visited a few nights to see the lights and pop into the shops many of which were open till midnight. The atmosphere was great.

Another photo taken with the Nikon D610.

Home of the Spies

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Moving on from Tate Britain, crossing the road, looking over the Thames and you will see the MI6 building. I tried to take a long exposure to smooth the water. I used my dad’s neutral density filter to do this.

Home of the Spies

This is the MI6 building taken after we had crossed Vauxhall Bridge. We were on the same side of the river.

Apart from cropping there is hardly any editing with these photos.