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A View from Brooklyn



Took this image whilst on holiday from Scotland with my fiance in early Dec 2014. We had just met up with an old school friend who now stays in the area.
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Took this image whilst on holiday from Scotland with my fiance in early Dec 2014. We had just met up with an old school friend who now stays in the area.

We had visited NYC twice before, but have never experienced the view of downtown Manhattan from Brooklyn before! It was late, we had consumed a few beers, but I had to capture a few images as momentos. I had no tripod with me, so this image was done by balancing the camera on the railing post and standing still!
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ChrisKIELY June 11, 2015
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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo on a flying visit to Brooklyn to meet up with an old school friend I hadn't seen for 20 years! After catching up for a couple of drinks my fiancé and I had a wander round Dumbo marvelling at the view. I had never seen Manhattan from this area!
Time
The photo was taken around midnight! My fiancé and I spent around an hour wandering around and never seen another soul. It felt like Brookly park belonged to us for that hour at least ha!
Lighting
There was a lot of contrasting light for the scene, I had to reduce some of the highlights in post processing as well as bring out some of the detail in the darker areas of the railings etc.
Equipment
I love Sony Alpha cameras and currently use the Alpha a77. I love all the added extras, and I'm a big fan of the in camera HDR. As we had been visiting a friend I didn't have my tripod, but found a post to balance the camera on to avoid camera shake!
Inspiration
The views all around were amazing, and it was really difficult to decide what to frame! I took shots from a lot of different angles. This was my favourite of the bunch!
Editing
I'm not an expert in post processing. It's really an area I need to do some work on! Apart from sorting out some of the highlight and shadows, I adjusted the contrast and boosted the saturation slightly. All done in Lightroom.
In my camera bag
I love travel photography but try to travel light. Apart from my main camera I also carry the compact Sony RX100. Lens wise I mostly stick with the 16-50mm kit lens for my alpha a77. I also have an 18-270 Tamron travel lens which I never leave home without!
Feedback
My main advice would be just to relax and enjoy yourself. Try and enjoy the moment, getting a great photo is awesome, but also step away from the camera and spend some time looking around you and taking things in. Take your time working out a good composition and assuming you can keep the camera still enough ensure you are using the correct apature for your lenses sweet spot!

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