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East River Skies

May 24, 2016

Clouds over the Empire State BuildingClouds over the Empire State BuildingSeveral exposures combined into one, using some Nik filters for effect

Brooklyn ConstructionBrooklyn ConstructionI would love to own one of these apartments, right on the river. Amazing views.

Sunset over MidtownSunset over MidtownViewed from East River State Park in Brooklyn

Sunset on the East RiverSunset on the East RiverViewed from East River State Park in Brooklyn

Hiked over to Brooklyn and the East River State Park to scope out some potential city scene shots from the river.  It's nice being able to walk up right on to the river in the park.  This area of Brooklyn is very nice...plenty of restaurants and bars in the area to sneak into for a break.   It was super windy next to the water, and my lightweight tripod didn't hold up so well for long exposures, but I got a few keepers.  For the first one, I tried out a Nik filter, now available for free from Google, after combining a few bracketed exposures in Lightroom.

It brings out the clouds which is what I was going for.  Clouds were perfect right before the sunset, but the wind was strong and cleared the skies right as the sun was going down.  I'll keep this location on my list of places to hit again.  There's a Brooklyn Barge bar up the street from here that I will have to check out.  Outdoor settings and city views....can't complain.  I think dealing with river winds and sunset shot setups will be easier after a few drinks.

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