Manhattan Skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge

Manhattan Skyline and Brooklyn Bridge
Manhattan Skyline and Brooklyn Bridge

It’s time to go on a vacation! In April I will be back to the United States, where I will spend three weeks. I’m planning to visit New York, Charlottesville and Florida, so any tips, hints or suggestions on places to visit and when or where to take pictures are welcome!

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park.

What to shot: Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Skyline.

Ideal time to shot: Sunset.

Gear: Standard zooms.

How to get there: Subway 2 or 3 to Clark Street.

Coordinates: 40° 41′ 51″ N 73° 59′ 57″ W

18 thoughts on “Manhattan Skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge

  1. If you are traveling through Georgia on the way to Florida, stop in at the Golden Isles…Jekyll and St. Simon’s Island are great for sunrise and sunset photos! Safe travels!

  2. Only really been to Tallahassee and Orlando for Florida and can’t say much for either lol. But hey some solid photos of the everglades could be awesome.

    Also. Awesome photo right here.

  3. Please let us know when you plan to be in picturesque NYC!!! We’d love to meet you, and point you and your lens in the ideal directions. Jean & Alex

  4. I love NYC~ pls make a trip to Chelsea Market, the Highland, the MET, walk along Central Park , and hang out in Times Sq at nite ( it’s a hoot) ! Enjoy!

  5. In Florida, be sure to visit the West Coast — more laid back, more “old Florida” than the east coast. South of Tampa Bay you’ll find Bradenton, and just west of Bradenton (and Sarasota) are some of the best beaches in the state. In fact, Coquina Beach at the south end of Anna Maria Island (just off Bradenton) has been named one of the best beaches in the world by Trip Advisor. (I grew up there, in case you’re wondering.) Have a great trip.

  6. A little late to the discussion, but based on the photo above, it looks like you have some excellent NYC images already. Depending on the time available, I’d recommend Central Park as others have, but since it is such a huge site, and knowing your penchant for water scenes, you might want to concentrate on the area around 71st street (Bethesda Fountain, Bow Bridge, Loeb Boathouse, Minton Tile Ceiling at Bethesda Terrace). Look for the “Bubble Man” and if you are lucky there will be a fashion shoot or a musical group performing for tips. For something different, check out the High Line. For an elevated view, there are a number of observation spots (all charge a fee), but my favorite is the top of Rockefeller Center (tickets can be purchased online) at twilight. No glass to interfere with your image. Tripods generally not allowed but the wall has flat spots that enable slow exposure times. And if you are arriving in the first half of April, check the status of the Cherry Blossoms in Washington, DC. If they are at peak, blow off Georgia and get some images of the greatest show on earth. If later in April, look for opportunities in NYC.

  7. Hello, Mr. Bruno. It looks like you have already gotten some great NY suggestions. Sadly, you’ll be here too early for Governor’s Island, but my humans second the suggestion for the Highline (go on a weekday to avoid crowds). You may be here in time for the Easter Parade–a lot of humans in fancy hats. If you plan to be downtown, feel free to send me an e-mail at and my People would be happy to meet up with you.

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