On Monday I went to lower Manhattan and parts of Queens to take some shot of specific locations for a client. One of the requests was for a photo of the Brooklyn Bridge. Monday was going to be an extremely hot day, so I decided to head out in the morning. Arriving downtown I made my way to the Bridge…only to find half the bridge covered by large construction cloth. The image above shows the second half of the bridge with far less obstructions. Needless to say, my planned shot was not going to happen. It was time to move on to my other planned shot (those shots are not loaded on this site). While traveling to my other planned shot, I took shots of the area. The lady practicing her acrobatics was at the seaport surrounded by historical ships and various ship traffic. At any moment in time, the seaport is full of ferries traveling from Brooklyn, Staten Island and Queens to Manhattan, accompanied by various sea vessels such as tugboats, oil liners, trash transporters, clippers, coast guard and NYPD units. Mixed in this busy area are tourist site seeing helicopters, taking off and landing at the piers very five minutes.
Moving around the city you are able to capture different landmarks such as Elis Island, Governors Island, the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building and the likes. The key is being patient, willing to travel to the locations and know the best time of day to make the trip in order to arrive quickly and with as little stress as possible. To see more photos visit Cruzing 4 Photos.