Manhattan from the Brooklyn Bridge Park

A couple of evenings ago I went on an impromptu photography excursion to the Brooklyn Bridge Park.  My husband insisted on taking more gear than I thought I needed, but I’m glad he did.  Because it was a spur of the moment thing, I wasn’t prepared, batteries weren’t fully charged, etc. My Olympus camera died before the nighttime portion of the shoot even started, so I was glad we had the Canon DSLR.  It’s been years since we’ve done anything just for photography so I must have forgotten how much I used to pack for these things.  Now I remember why you need so much stuff!

I am happy with a few of the photos, but overall I am not as happy as I would have been if I had prepared, thought about location ahead of time, had more time to think focal lengths, etc.  But still, I want to share some shots.

Click on a photo to open the gallery.


2 Responses

  1. Nubian Motherhood

    My favorite place in Brooklyn, Great shots! I have a canon t5i, I’m trying to learn how to get crisp night pictures without distortion from the city lights. Do you think the 50mm lens is a good option?

    • The Serial Hobbyist Girl

      Hi, thanks for stopping by! I think a 50mm can work, depending on what your subject is. At any rate, the Canon 50mm primes (the cheaper ones) are a good bang for the buck, and great for portrait photography, so it’s a great lens to have anyway. My biggest, and perhaps most obvious, suggestion for nighttime photography is get a sturdy tripod, a remote trigger/control if possible (or use the self timer feature), and focus manually if your lens has a hard time. Happy shooting!

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