(14 photos) I think most people walk across the Brooklyn Bridge in about an hour. Me? It took over three. Despite the mid-afternoon sun, it was a photographer’s paradise! Take a walk with me as I show you what I saw as I meandered the 1.3-mile route. All photos from the Fuji X100T.
I began my walk from Brooklyn, and I have to admit, despite directions from very helpful passersby, it took me 20 minutes to find the entrance to the pedestrian walkway. Warning: it’s not very well marked. But as I finally began my trek, seeing the east span of the Manhattan Bridge in the distance was a great beginning.
The approach is far from pretty, but with my focus on the east span ahead, I hardly noticed.
And then I spied the iconic through-the-buildings shot of the Manhattan Bridge!
10 minutes more and wow! There is a dedicated bicycle lane on the bridge, but it’s difficult to fully pay attention when your mouth is hanging down to your feet and all you can do is stare at the scene unfolding in front of you.
I was fortunate that the walkway wasn’t crowded, but there were just enough pedestrians to make the walk interesting.
Of course, all who cross the bridge aim to get this shot of one of the spans. It took some waiting, but it was worth it!
I also waited to get this shot with the sun star.
And there are plenty of opportunities to take photos of others taking photos!
This shot happened too quickly for me to move to behind the photographer; she was capturing the Manhattan skyline behind the “jumper” 🙂
The view looking back toward Brooklyn.
A jog in the walkway presents a wonderful photographic vantage point to shoot the traffic on the bridge. My aim was to capture a NYC taxi at just the right moment in the frame. This wasn’t exactly the frame I wanted, but it was close and there were others waiting to take my place, so on I went.
Guided bicycle crossings of the bridge are popular among tourists.
And much to my surprise, the bridge sports “love locks.” If I had known about these locks, I would have brought one to leave with a simple, but well-known, message: I ❤️NY!
Next on my bucket list: Crossing it at night!