Sunset over the Brooklyn Bridge

May 21, 2009

This image is loosely inspired by one of my favorite photographers, Walker Evans. His 1929 photo of the Brooklyn Bridge is so iconic that I don’t think I can photograph this awesome structure without thinking about his work. Luckily for me, my equipment has the technological ability to capture the saturated colors of the sunset as well as the dramatic shape and form of the bridge.  We have come a long way in 80 years! Although, shooting with an 8×10 view camera as Evans did would be pretty sweet!

We just returned from a few days in NYC. Whenever we visit this city, my favorite activity is simply to walk (with camera in hand, of course). Visiting museums, galleries, and eating comes in at a close second, however! You will never get bored walking around New York if you enjoy observing people and the constant hum of the city. This was the first time we walked over the bridge. As you can tell from the photo on the right, I was pretty excited!

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  • lauren
    May 28, 2009

    awesome shot! i think that walker evans would be proud:)

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