It never fails. Wherever you are, there is always more to shoot than there is time in the day! Somewhere along the middle of the Brooklyn Bridge, Shannon from www.seeingspotsphoto.com and I parted ways after a day full of photography and fun. I knew that the New York City skyline from Brooklyn was something that I was hoping to see, but there was only a few trains left that could get me back to the hotel at a reasonable hour. Well, as with most things, my motto is to go for it. After getting off the bridge, there was a convenient little map that I snapped a photo of with my iPod to get me around the waterside, and had all my gear out and ready to speedy get a few shots and get back to the train.
As I made my way down one rocky shore, I hit a rock that had quite a bit more slip to it than I was expecting, and my legs took a little air time vacation. First reaction, get the camera up away from the ground! Well I landed not so gracefully, and I’m sure if anyone saw me they had a nice laugh, but I was on a mission. For shots like these, at night over water, I really try to get the water nice and smooth looking. A good ‘rule of thumb’ for you to use, get the camera set to bracketting mode, and bias the middle exposure a bit to the bright side, maybe +.7 or +1.0, then make sure your middle exposure is right around 6-8 seconds long. This will ensure that you have that glossy water surface, full of reflecting lights.HDR, New York, New York City, Nikon D7000, Travel