Brooklyn Bridge Manhattan New York City Photograph Canvas Print Metal Home Wall Art Decor Livingroom Bedroom Blue Gold Downtown Night Poster
Brooklyn Bridge Manhattan New York City Photograph Canvas Print Metal Home Wall Art Decor Livingroom Bedroom Blue Gold Downtown Night Poster
Brooklyn Bridge Manhattan New York City Photograph Canvas Print Metal Home Wall Art Decor Livingroom Bedroom Blue Gold Downtown Night Poster
Brooklyn Bridge Manhattan New York City Photograph Canvas Print Metal Home Wall Art Decor Livingroom Bedroom Blue Gold Downtown Night Poster
Brooklyn Bridge Manhattan New York City Photograph Canvas Print Metal Home Wall Art Decor Livingroom Bedroom Blue Gold Downtown Night Poster
Brooklyn Bridge Manhattan New York City Photograph Canvas Print Metal Home Wall Art Decor Livingroom Bedroom Blue Gold Downtown Night Poster
Brooklyn Bridge Manhattan New York City Photograph Canvas Print Metal Home Wall Art Decor Livingroom Bedroom Blue Gold Downtown Night Poster
Brooklyn Bridge Manhattan New York City Photograph Canvas Print Metal Home Wall Art Decor Livingroom Bedroom Blue Gold Downtown Night Poster
Brooklyn Bridge Manhattan New York City Photograph Canvas Print Metal Home Wall Art Decor Livingroom Bedroom Blue Gold Downtown Night Poster
Brooklyn Bridge Manhattan New York City Photograph Canvas Print Metal Home Wall Art Decor Livingroom Bedroom Blue Gold Downtown Night Poster
Brooklyn Bridge Manhattan New York City Photograph Canvas Print Metal Home Wall Art Decor Livingroom Bedroom Blue Gold Downtown Night Poster
Brooklyn Bridge Manhattan New York City Photograph Canvas Print Metal Home Wall Art Decor Livingroom Bedroom Blue Gold Downtown Night Poster
Brooklyn Bridge Manhattan New York City Photograph Canvas Print Metal Home Wall Art Decor Livingroom Bedroom Blue Gold Downtown Night Poster
Brooklyn Bridge Manhattan New York City Photograph Canvas Print Metal Home Wall Art Decor Livingroom Bedroom Blue Gold Downtown Night Poster

Brooklyn Bridge Manhattan New York City Photograph Canvas Print Metal Home Wall Art Decor Livingroom Bedroom Blue Gold Downtown Night Poster

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It was a cold October night and a friend of mine and I drove down to the City after finishing work. I was still relatively new to New York, having moved here a few months back for a job. I was still in awe of this monumental city, I had been told about it all before, seen it in movies, seen photos of it all my life, but seeing it for myself was totally different.
My friend Zac, and I were exhausted from a 12 hour day of work. Yet as we stepped onto the Brooklyn Bridge we were completely refreshed by the view from this majestic landmark, and in part from the chilling wind! The Bridge had been built about 150 years ago yet it still looked modern and cutting edge. It was built before the mainstream use of electricity, before modern technology and computers, yet was still perfect in every way.
I walked the entire length of it from downtown Manhattan to Brooklyn. It wasn't until I was halfway back across it that I even took my camera out. I knew I had to get a special shot, one that had never been seen before. My friend beside me meanwhile was snapping away with his camera, appearing to indiscriminately fire off hundreds of shots of the bridge.
I prefer a more contemplative approach. I observed for a long time. I really soaked in my surroundings. I truly embraced the surreal environment I standing in. I got to the end of the bridge on the Brooklyn side and started walking back again. I was just beyond halfway back across the bridge approaching Manhattan, when I turned around and looked up. I saw the massive tower looming over me, with my favorite flag just atop it, and I knew instantly that this was the moment I came for. I experimented with many different angles and camera positions, but quickly found my favorite position was with the lens a few inches off the ground. I got down on the ground, lay on my stomach and positioned my tripod as low as it could possibly go. The tripod was needed, as the light was so dim that night that I needed to stabilize the camera and take a long-exposure.

(An “exposure” is another name for a photograph, a “long” exposure is where instead of capturing a scene instantaneously, with the shutter open for say a 1/100th of a second like you would with a normal photograph, you steady the camera on a stable surface or on a tripod, and you keep the shutter open for 5,10, 30 seconds or even longer. This lets a lot more light in, and allows you to get a sharp image in the dark where you wouldn't otherwise be able to.)

Ultimately my tripod wouldn't let my camera go as low as I wanted it to, so I had to improvise and steady my camera on a piece of clothing. All I was wearing was a thin wool sweater, the only substantial garment protecting me from the piercing cold, damp wind on this high, unsheltered bridge. But I had come too far to miss this opportunity. I took my sweater off and lay it down in front of me. I steadied the camera and positioned it just the right way, to get the powerful image I wanted. I got ready to start my first long exposure when suddenly the bridge started shaking. I looked behind me and saw a man on a bicycle riding towards me. The small movement of the bike on this 277ft suspension bridge felt like a Californian earthquake!

He eventually passed and I lined up my shot again. But then the same thing happened. Another 2 bikes rode past me. Even someone walking lightly past me was shaking the ground so much I'd get a blurry image if I tried a long exposure. I realized people had been riding or walking past me for the last hour and a half but I was so absorbed by my surroundings I hadn't noticed just how many people were passing by and into my shot every minute! In New York City things are bustling even at 1 am on a tuesday night. And each passer-by would have to travel beyond me by about 100 ft or so before I was good to go again. But the challenge was that by this time, someone else was usually on their way towards me! This was compounded by the fact that after doing several light-readings, I realized I had to get an exposure of about 25 seconds. All of the sudden I felt like I was on set on a hollywood movie, everything had to be just right in order to get this precious shot.
I spent about an hour on my stomach, gently tweaking minor settings here and there to get everything exactly as I wanted. But mostly, it was a waiting game- there had to be no one traveling across the bridge for the 25 second “take”, the American flag that stood proudly atop the arch had to be blowing in the wind during this whole time (not just limply hanging there) and I was determined to sit there until I got what I wanted.
And I did. When the shutter finally snapped closed on that last exposure, I knew I had gotten it. I didn't even bother to check the screen to verify. I was one with the environment, and it had delivered to me precisely what I had asked for. By this time it was past 2 am, I was dressed in a thin cotton T-shirt (haven taken my sweater off to assist the shot) frozen to the core, but having just photographed one of the most famous landmarks on Earth.
And I had gotten my shot. Nothing else mattered.

SHIPPING DETAILS
There are 3 ways to print these images, glossy paper printing, metallic style printing and canvas printing.

1) Glossy Paper Prints are professional quality glossy paper prints. They have a nice sharp and glossy finish and are only available in 8 in x 10 in. They are designed to be placed in a frame, which can be purchased separately (starting at a few dollars at your local dollar store or Walmart).

2) Metallic Paper Prints are much sharper, more vivid and the colors more intense than any other printing method I've ever seen. These are bigger. They start at 12inx18in and go all the way up to 30x45!

The official description states the following.

Warning: Technical jargon.

Kodak Metallic paper features an increased color gamut for stronger, brighter, more vibrant colors. It allows bright whites and rich deep blacks. This is not a cheap substitute to a metal print. It is genuine Kodak silver halide photographic paper, exposed digitally on our Noritsu or $150,000 Chromira printer, in sizes all the way up to 30”x45”.

I recommend getting the biggest piece you can fit on your wall, as the printing price only goes up gradually as you double, triple or quadruple the size of the print.

Note: This special metallic-paper printing, ships unframed in a box or cardboard tube, to ensure safe delivery.

The delivery time for printing, packaging and shipping on a customized metallic paper print is around 3-5 business days.

3) Canvas Printing is a well-known, high-end way of displaying photographs. This also has the advantage of not needing a frame. They come "gallery wrapped". This is a high quality canvas, stretched and stapled onto a set of 1.2 inch deep wooden stretcherbars that give it shape, in the same way an oil painting is typical stretched. There are no staples or ugly lines visible on the sides (very important). It comes out of the shipping box finished and ready to hang with a simple nail in the wall. Once the stretched canvas print arrives and is in your hands, you then have the option of framing it locally if you decide you want that look, instead of the no-frame "gallery wrap" look.
Even $5 million homes commonly have unframed work on their walls, depending on the decor style in that home.
The delivery time for printing, packing and shipping on a customized canvas print is around 10-14 business days.


*UNMOUNTED*

Any canvas print bigger than 2ftx4ft is shipped unmounted. This is because shipping large mounted artwork is extremely expensive as it needs to have a special wooden crate built for it, put on a shipping palet, go through a special cargo trucking service etc. This can cost $200-$500 dollars to ship just one piece, depending on size.

So for bigger pieces the canvas is rolled up in a tube and securely sent in the mail. When you receive it, you then take it to a local frame shop and you can get them to mount it, called "stretching a canvas".
Brooklyn Bridge Manhattan New York City Photograph Canvas Print Metal Home Wall Art Decor Livingroom Bedroom Blue Gold Downtown Night Poster
Brooklyn Bridge Manhattan New York City Photograph Canvas Print Metal Home Wall Art Decor Livingroom Bedroom Blue Gold Downtown Night Poster
Brooklyn Bridge Manhattan New York City Photograph Canvas Print Metal Home Wall Art Decor Livingroom Bedroom Blue Gold Downtown Night Poster
Brooklyn Bridge Manhattan New York City Photograph Canvas Print Metal Home Wall Art Decor Livingroom Bedroom Blue Gold Downtown Night Poster
Brooklyn Bridge Manhattan New York City Photograph Canvas Print Metal Home Wall Art Decor Livingroom Bedroom Blue Gold Downtown Night Poster
Brooklyn Bridge Manhattan New York City Photograph Canvas Print Metal Home Wall Art Decor Livingroom Bedroom Blue Gold Downtown Night Poster
Brooklyn Bridge Manhattan New York City Photograph Canvas Print Metal Home Wall Art Decor Livingroom Bedroom Blue Gold Downtown Night Poster
Brooklyn Bridge Manhattan New York City Photograph Canvas Print Metal Home Wall Art Decor Livingroom Bedroom Blue Gold Downtown Night Poster
Brooklyn Bridge Manhattan New York City Photograph Canvas Print Metal Home Wall Art Decor Livingroom Bedroom Blue Gold Downtown Night Poster
Brooklyn Bridge Manhattan New York City Photograph Canvas Print Metal Home Wall Art Decor Livingroom Bedroom Blue Gold Downtown Night Poster
Brooklyn Bridge Manhattan New York City Photograph Canvas Print Metal Home Wall Art Decor Livingroom Bedroom Blue Gold Downtown Night Poster
Brooklyn Bridge Manhattan New York City Photograph Canvas Print Metal Home Wall Art Decor Livingroom Bedroom Blue Gold Downtown Night Poster