Today I wanted to feature a few of my favorite bridges on this planet we share. Above, is one of my shots of the Brooklyn Bridge from a recent trip into the city. I wanted to get a somewhat fresh take on the bridge that thousands of people have photographed thousands of times..it’s definitely one of those shots on every photographer’s bucket list. I plan to get back and shoot more, but this was another one I’m happy with in the meantime…and I thought I’d give a bit of an antique treatment to honor the age and timelessness of the structure.
Below you can enjoy one of my simple shots of a beautiful late evening over the Piscataqua River. I don’t think I’ll ever tire of the view…I enjoyed the deep blues in the evening sky with the faint hint of orange from the setting sun. The freighter and the lights on the bridges and the reflections add a peacefulness to the shot that keeps me coming back.
I am very happy to announce to everyone that I spent a wonderful day in New York City on Friday with an amazing & lovely woman, Ms. Stephanie Cortes – out on assignment to capture some photos of the city. I’m even more happy to announce that Ms. Stephanie Cortes will soon be Mrs. Stephanie Cohen….or as I’ve joked, Mrs. Daily Portsmouth!!
When we travel – we tend to do a cute & memorable photo like this in iconic places. Without getting too far into the story, let’s just say it was a perfect day for a walk around the city to do some shooting…and a wonderful day for a great surprise. Having grown up in/around NYC, the Brooklyn Bridge was a particularly special place for Steph – and one where we hadn’t done a shot yet. We had done a test shot, that I pretended not to like and made her come review before suggesting taking another one. In this photo (the second attempt), she had absolutely no idea what I was doing as her eyes were closed….I had her come back to check out the photo on the camera’s screen when she spotted something out of the ordinary….the rest is history.
Happy Valentine’s Day from New York City. Above is a shot of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge…taken from a walk I took around the DUMBO area (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass). More shots to follow from the walk in coming weeks.