Friday 19 August 2011

Brooklyn Bridge New York - USA - Craig Howarth

Brooklyn Bridge NYC - Craig Howarth - Vesuvio Gallery
The Brooklyn Bridge, built between 1869 and 1883, connects Manhattan with New York's most populous borough, Brooklyn, at the time one of the country's largest cities. The bridge is one of the most magnificent landmarks in New York.

The first person to jump off the bridge was on May 19, 1885. His motivations for doing so included the desire to demonstrate that people did not die simply from falling through the air, thus encouraging people to be willing to jump from a burning building into a net.

I wanted to take this photograph late at night so that there wasn't many people around on the footpath, this was a 30 second exposure at 12:45am, I took many different images as there was a wind, which worried me as I thought it would create movement on my tripod. The result as a fine art print and canvas is just stunning... More "New York / American Cities" can be view at:- Vesuvio Gallery