Thursday, July 17, 2008

Skywatch Friday: Brooklyn Bridge


I know, I know, it isn't Friday yet, but I need to keep up with my fellow Skywatch friends :)

When we were in New York, a friend of a friend's cousin's mother's uncle we met (not really but I don't feel like explaining it :)) had an apartment with a rooftop deck that had an amazing view of part of the Brooklyn Bridge. Of course I didn't bring my tripod that night, so my camera was perched precariously on the edge of a very tall building. I have several really bad pictures, but I got two decent ones. I love the curve of the road under the bridge and the flag nicely placed on top of the bridge that is in this particular photo.

The next day we actually tried to walk across the bridge. We got to that point where the flag is, read all the historical information, and then decided that was good enough and turned back. We didn't really need the exercise anyways (tell that to the tire of fat forming in the general vicinity of my belly).

For more beautiful views of the sky, or to show us your own photos, head on over to the brand spankin new Skywatch site.


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25 comments:

kjpweb said...

That's a gorgeous night shot with a perfect exposure. Excellent job!

Cheers, Klaus

(P.S.: and thanks for visiting. Glad you like the new SWF layout!;))

Dewdrop said...

I love this shot. You could sell this to brochures!

RuneE said...

A very unusual - and nice - Sky watch. I liked it!

guild-rez said...

Wonderful picture..
Night Sky Watch just great.
-Cheers.

Pietro said...

Bright image.
I like the plaiting of lights.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Very nice Sky Watch. Yes, it is funny that Friday starts on Thursday, isn't it? Who knew?

Petunia said...

Nice nightlife skies!

Petunia's SWF

John said...

Stunning night shot, Kim!
Very nice composition and perfect exposure.

imac said...

Fantastic night shot, I love the curve as well.tis captured well.

The Team thanks you for your post and making this new venture a success.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

WOW... spectacular and twinkly and colorful.... just what I imagine the BIG city to be all about if I ever went to it!!
Awesome!
Mountain Retreat Photos
Fishing Fiesta

For The People said...

Very good post! Have a great weekend!

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful ...cousin´s amazing view and shot!

AnneKa said...

Wow, greate Sky Watch post.
Have a nice weekend, from AnneKa in Norway

Nessa said...

Beautiful shot. I love the colors and lines and the reflections of the lights.

Champ Townboy said...

Stunning shot of the bridge!!

Beantown Today said...

Love this!! Thank you for posting it.

Lilli & Nevada said...

great night shot of a beautiful city

ellen b said...

Very decent for sure! It's a wonderful night shot!!

Gwyn said...

Absolutely Perfect! Cities always look beautiful at night when it's clear. Good job!

Louise said...

That was no picnic, but well worth it. The purple is fantastic! (The whole thing is, but the purple just makes it.)

SandyCarlson said...

NY at its best--through your eyes!

babooshka said...

I could have written this post, it's so typical, no tripod, and balancing things. It's a glorious shot down onto the bridge, well worth the fiddling about to get it.

Tommy V said...

Hello from Colorado. Wonderful picture.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Fantastic night shot... one of the better ones I've seen.

Thank you for joining the sky watch team on their new venture… I hope you enjoy your sky watching and come back for more.

Tom

fishing guy said...

Kim: Very nice shot of the night sky. Nicely done.