Week 5: Greetings from
Caption: Greetings from a sunkissed Lady Liberty
This shot was taken from the Brooklyn Bridge during sunset earlier this week. The scenery was so beautiful, very little editing was needed. I merely added a bit of clarity to sharpen the outlines of the Statue of Liberty, and tweaked the vibrance to make the blues, oranges and yellows pop.
This was actually unplanned and an entirely lucky shot! I just happened to be walking over the bridge during sunset. I was hoping to catch a skyline shot of downtown Manhattan from Brooklyn. I took about 50 shots, but was dissatisfied with the results. I also figured that skyline shots of Manhattan was a bit too obvious for the theme. So, I began walking the Brooklyn bridge hoping to get a workable shot of pedestrians and the bridge. I took a few, and then the sun began to set. The entire landscape was washed in beautiful hues of yellows, oranges, reds, purples and blues. It was absolutely stunning. I immediately knew, my shot would include the sunset. It wasn't until after I got home that I decided on the above image as my selection for this week's theme. Here are some other images of angles and colors I captured.
My sister took an amazing panorama of the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges just before our walk over the bridge. Funny enough, the Brooklyn bridge was covered by clouds and the Manhattan bridge is entirely lit up by the sun. We themed this shot, "Fire and Ice."
The extra credit challenge this week was to take an shot using a 16 mm lens or less. I do not have such a wide angle lens. My telephoto ranges from 18 mm to 135 mm. The photo I chose for submission was taken with the telephoto lens zoomed in at 135 mm. The larger landscape shot of Lady Liberty was taken at 53 mm. It was simply not possible to have a shot taken at 18 or 16 mm from where I was standing. My subject (the Statue of Liberty) was simply too distant from the bridge.