New York Time-Lapse The Manhatta Bridge

I arrived in New York City last night. 5 hours direct flight from LAX plus 3 hours from JFK to Greenpoint in Brooklyn. Why did it take me so long to get to Brooklyn? Well, I had the perfect plan but it was Saturday night and there was construction in the G line.

This afternoon I went to walk the Manhattan Bridge for the first time. My goal was to capture the Lower Manhattan skyline. I noticed a lot of foot traffic on the bridge and the noise from trains passing every 5 minutes was unbearable. Fortunately I always keep earplugs in my backpack that are very useful in high-noise situations like music festivals.

My attempt to create a time-lapse photo sequence during the day ended up as a failure due to the fact that the trains cause the bridge to sway and droop, and the wheels cause the bridge to vibrate. However, after several hours testing and walking down the bridge in both directions I finally found a spot where vibration from the trains does not affect the camera at all. I was so exhausted that I had to lay down on the concrete, using the backpack as a pillow, while the camera was capturing a time-lapse of the sunset.

Ralph.

Manhattan Bridge - New York

Manhattan Bridge - New York

Manhattan Bridge - New York

Manhattan Bridge - New York

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