This is the view of the Queensboro Bridge on the East River from 71th St. I would have love to be there just 15 min earlier to get a bit better light, but work went on its way.
Shot this tonight around 9:30pm, it was already completely dark. The idea: get the bright light from the bus stop and mix it with the ambient light from the street, specially the restaurant in the background. To help pop up the name of the bus stop I used my speedlight off camera. After a few tries of manual adjusments to the flash power and placement I got this shot as a taxi drove by. It is a bit blurry due to the lack of tripod and a very slow shutter speed, 1/3 sec, but the light is there. Next time I’ll bring the tripod with me.
With summer on its way I took tonight my old path back home, along the east river walkpath. This was my first stop, right at the entrance at 70th St. Expect from photos from this side of Manhattan.
I love it when the most interesting photos appear just in front of you. Today, late as any other day, I open the door of my building to go out and take the photo, when I realized it is raining like hell. Fortunatly I found my photo just there.