Re-visiting Dumbo

Brooklyn Bridge sunset

Brooklyn Bridge Sunset - I photographed the sun setting a couple of weeks ago, while waiting for night fall and the full moon to rise ©2011 Susan Candelario SDC Photography

I revisited the Brooklyn Bridge this past weekend accompanied with my hubby Anthony, Roman Kurycwzack, Nick Palmieri & Ben Venezio

It’s always great fun photographing with great friends as well as with such talented photographers. It’s also very interesting & entertaining  to be around Ben. He is such a phenomenal photographer and has been capturing superb images long before I ever dreamed of holding a camera in my hands for the first time. Aside from that he has a great sense of humor and always makes me laugh. I love listening to his stories from the past and I feel we can all learn so much from him since he is always willing to help & share and filled with great photographic knowledge and skills.

Ben was telling me this past weekend how he and his cousin Terry Boyer (RIP) had photographed the bridge a number of years ago before any of the parks had even been built. The story was pretty interesting and I was able to visualize the place how it was back then through Ben’s story. I guess this is where my inspiration stemmed from to processed a few of the images in an antique type of style.

Manhattan Bridge frames the Brooklyn Bridge & the New York City skyline - HDR image - converted to b/w using Nik Silver Efex Pro - ©2011 Susan Candelario SDC Photography

Brooklyn Bridge at night sepia tone

Manhattan Bridge frames the Brooklyn Bridge & the NYC skyline - sepia toned digitally in Adobe Photoshop CS5 ©2011 Susan Candelario SDC Photography

Brooklyn Bridge at night old

Manhattan Bridge frames the Brooklyn Bridge & the New York City skyline - Old & New composite created in Adobe Photoshop CS5 ©2011 Susan Candelario SDC Photography

For the image below I applied a filter named Fractilicious from Filter Forge Photoshop Plugin.  I am on a Mac OS platform but do have Parallels installed running Windows 7.  I only use Windows for certain softwares that I work in that are not available for Mac OS. For a number of years since I came across Redfield’s Fractalius plugin and used it on a few of my images, I have received some inquiries regarding if the plugin was available for Mac’s. Unfortunately it is not, but for those interested Filter Forge might be an option. Filter Forge is an awesome Photoshop plugin that is also available as a Stand Alone version as well as for both PC’s & MAC OS platforms.

Brooklyn Bridge Fractals

Bridgealicious - Fractilicious is one of the thousands of filters you will find available in Filter Forge Photoshop Plugin - Filter Forge is available for Mac OS & PC platforms as well ©2011 Susan Candelario SDC Photography

And for the few non New Yorkers that are wondering about the title of my blog post today… Dumbo, is an acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass.

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  • CATHY MILLER - When I look at these pictures , I think how MAGICICAL they appear, great job!!!

  • Susan Candelario - Thanks! I appreciate your comments.

  • Jake - Wonderful bridge shots, especially like the New Old composite.

  • Roman Kurywczak - Hey Susan,
    It was a great evening! The filter tip for the Mac users is great too! Great rays on the sunset and the B&W is my fovorite!

  • David Mills - Very creative along with a skillfull blend of composition and filter usage. The comp is strong with my 2 favorites being the sunset and B&W versions. Nicely done!!

  • anthony candelario - Super job, you keep coming up with the next level of perfection

  • Nick Palmieri - Even some of us New Yorkers never heard that acronym! As usual it was a lot fun shooting the bridge with you guys. I love your interpretation and you B&W conversions are perfect.

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