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No Sleep Till Brooklyn

As I’m sure most of my readers know by now, I met up with a great bunch of photographers while I was in New York City for a ridiculous day of shooting around the city. The morning began just across the East River in Brooklyn, and as the sun was setting we made our way back to the same spot – but on the Manhattan side. From this long walkway one is afforded great views of both the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges – both of which you can see in the image below.

On a processing note, I decided to go against my usual workflow of Lightroom -> Photoshop -> Phototools -> Lightroom and edited this image exclusively in Lightroom. It was nice not leaving the one interface, and I don’t feel like adding those extra steps would have added anything extra to this image. I may be trying more of this simplified workflow in the future.

Oh, and as for the title of this post – I couldn’t get that song out of my head during that entire day of shooting 🙂

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L

Rich Williams - October 18, 2011 - 7:16 am

What a great evening it was. Classic composition, great exposure, and that moon is a bonus. I’m so glad you were finally able to capture this Big Apple icon.

Scott Wyden Kivowitz - October 18, 2011 - 7:17 am

The lights, shadow, colors and smoothness of the water are all breathtaking. Incredible shot and processing dude!

Brian Furbush - October 18, 2011 - 7:28 am

Awesome work man – really great composition and I like the simplified processing – hard to mess up a shot of two icons!

Jesse Pafundi - October 18, 2011 - 7:34 am

Absolutely love it dude. Really dig the editing and composition.

Alistair Cunningham - October 18, 2011 - 7:40 am

Great shot, can’t wait for my next trip to US (likely Las Vegas to buy a cheap 1dMkX!)

Chris DeAngelis - October 18, 2011 - 7:44 am

Fantastic shot! I bet it looked pretty stellar right out of the camera! There was a lot of no sleep going on, but it was worth it! Too bad we couldn’t shoot for the whole weekend…

Mike Olbinski - October 18, 2011 - 8:25 am

Awesome man, love seeing what everyone got that night. This is great. Beautiful starbursts, love the moon.

Scott Ackerman - October 18, 2011 - 8:28 am

Dude! Love everything about this image. Amazing comp. Feels like I’m right there looking at them. Well played sir!

Steve Beal - October 18, 2011 - 8:35 am

Absolutely fantastic Heath! The triple bridge just never gets old, I love the way the moon came out in this, very mysterious!

Edith Levy - October 18, 2011 - 8:41 am

Absolutley beautiful Heath. I never get tired of this view. You did an awesome job with this.

Chris Wray - October 18, 2011 - 9:36 am

Killer framing and processing. Love the cool hues and light bursts.

A.Barlow - October 18, 2011 - 10:14 am

Oh no you didn’t just go there with the title! Now I’m gunna have that stuck in my head all day 😐

This is an amazing bridge shot. The details in the bridge and the light is top notch. Good show sir!

Nathan Gilmer - October 18, 2011 - 10:37 am

Man. Great shot. Super vibrant and clear. I dig it.

Nathan Gilmer - October 18, 2011 - 10:38 am


Jon Stolarski - October 18, 2011 - 12:07 pm

Great long exposure + Beastie Boys reference = Awesome!

Scott Wood - October 18, 2011 - 11:29 pm

Gorgeous. Makes me want to grab the camera gear and jump on an airplane.

Adam Allegro - October 19, 2011 - 2:31 am

Love this shot. Pictures of bridges are so cool. That glassy water is fantastic. Well done!

Chris Robins - October 19, 2011 - 11:18 pm

nicey niiiiize.

Kris Koeller - October 21, 2011 - 8:45 am

Great shot. I looked at this for a while and realized its looking toward Brooklyn. I’ve seen dozens of shots the other way, but not many toward the east. Very cool.