Bridges are one of my favorite subjects, especially when they are as awesome as this one!
The Brooklyn Bridge is well-known and often-photographed, so getting an original shot of it is pretty difficult...and I am ok with that. I just wanted to get there and see it, shoot it, and walk across it. If I got a photo I was happy with, I considered that a bonus.
I got a few actually.
I was out with my friend Mark Garbowski and this was the first stop. Being a relative newbie to NYC (my last trip was about 5 years ago), my primary choices to shoot there were all the standard stuff you would think of: Times Square, Central Park, the skyline of Manhattan, and of course the Brooklyn Bridge. There were a lot of others too - some I got to, and others will have to wait for another trip.
But being a bridge lover, I just had to get here - it was a high priority. So we started here, walking across the bridge and enjoying the golden hour which was quite pretty. I took a lot of shots but most of them haven't been processed yet. These two were fired in quick succession.
For that first one, I just had to wait for the crowds of people to thin out a little bit, and then I fired handheld really quickly. No tricks here, just straight-up photography, and a little waiting. It usually works.