The next stop on the New York City Bridges photography tour was the area Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass, also nicknamed DUMBO. Despite the cold, the streets were packed with people, most of whom seemed to be taking photos of the Empire State Building framed by one of the Manhattan Bridge towers, which is exactly what we were there to do. After over thirty years of living in the New York1 and New Jersey area, I have finally become a tourist.

  1. When we first immigrated to the United States, we lived in East Elmhurst, Queens, near Flushing. 

Manhattan Bridge

Another image I took during a photo walk around the Brooklyn Bridge Park with Trey Ratcliff as part of the #TreyUSA tour.

This is 3 exposure HDR (-2/0/+2) shot on my Nikon D5100 with a Tokina 12-24mm f/4 AT-X Pro DX-II (rented) and a 0.9 (3 stop) ND filter. The images were imported into Adobe Lightroom and then combined in Photomatix Pro using an export preset. I applied the natural preset in Photomatix Pro then imported the resultant image back into Adobe Lightroom for further processing.