The Story Behind – Brooklyn Morning Gold
Brooklyn Photography – read all about it! So this is an occasional series where give a full account of a particular image… in this case it’s all about learning how to use a new camera – and some very unusual light….
My original photo story went something like …
Brooklyn Morning Gold
I love getting out to Brooklyn and down to the waterfront. On this day, the clouds had been building previously for a day or so, and despite a fairly early rise needed, the alarm was duly set. I have a relatively full portfolio taken down near McKell baths, in line with how lovely it is, but not too many panoramas. I am also now being drawn to more golden light, rather than riots of reds and pinks. So I was hopeful of getting both.
And indeed, perched precariously hanging over the boardwalk rail, I set up and waited.
I ended up only taking one panorama in the end, as the light danced around a fair bit both before and after this shot. However, the joy of panoramas is almost like the joy of getting the old films back from the lab. You sit and wait and Photoshop does its blend, and eventually you get the image pop up before you. You can then tweak to your hearts content. I had actually planned to use just the RHS of this image (with no rail) but decided that the boardwalk gave it the real Brooklyn look.
And then that Golden Light – a real ‘a new day has dawned’ feel to the shot. So much Peace.
A few more details:-
What you don’t see.
It was one of those mornings. For landscape photography you need dramatic light and there was plenty of it! It wasn’t just in one direction, either. However, I have to say that the grey of the mist got – ah-hem! – a little distracting as there was sooo much of it obscuring the colour for a long while.
What I saw Afterwards
Ah, back at home. The first thing I saw was all over the social media channels I follow was this pink colour bomb! The earlier darker grey mist patches at Brooklyn had, to a large extent, wiped that out for me. I still knew I had enough colour to make the image work
This is probably one of the biggest images I have taken. The old camera used to make fairly large files, this is off the planet large. It took ages to work out the stitch but I got there in the end. I might rework it at some time at well to straighten some of the curves, However, I kind of like the look.
Am I Happy?
Very, but for different reasons than usual. I am actually looking for some more Australian photographic prints for my own walls! As I can really relate to this spot, it’s a maybe for my bedroom wall… And panoramic landscape photographs are a better format for above the bedhead.
EXIF Canon R5 ~ Canon 16-35 F4 @ 16mm (of course) ~ 1/125s ~ F8 ~ ISO 100 ~ 10 vertical stitches
The Berowra Photographer. Well, the Brooklyn Photographer this time.