This is the view of the Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York City. We knew that while we were in New York we wanted to get some pictures of the Manhattan skyline, the problem is the buildings are so tall it is hard to get a good, open view. From Brooklyn Bridge Park there are views of many of New York City’s famous landmarks. The Statue of Liberty, Freedom Tower, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Manhattan Bridge, and the Empire State Building are all visible from this one spot.
In this picture you can see the Freedom Tower (the tall building in the left center of the picture) and the Brooklyn Bridge. For reference, the Statue of Liberty is to the left of this picture, and the Empire State Building is to the right.
The long exposure here of 15 seconds gives a soft look to the East River which was moving fast and somewhat choppy. I was a little surprised to see that I got such nice reflections considering the choppiness of the water. The long exposure also made a tripod necessary to keep the image from being blurry. I was using the Canon EF 17-40mm ultra wide angle lens and actually wish I could have gotten the view wider. The view from this spot is so beautiful it’s hard to figure out what to include and what to cut out in a picture.
If you are ever in New York City we would highly recommend a trip to Brooklyn Bridge Park to take in the views of the Manhattan Skyline! This was one of our favorite parts of the trip.
Manhattan Skyline Information:
- Taken By: Paul
- Date Taken: 23-DEC-2013
- Camera: Canon EOS 7D
- Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
- Exposure: 15 sec at F/13
- Focal Length: 17 mm
- ISO: 400
- Flash: Did not fire