That’s a familiar scene in the background with a relatively newcomer in the foreground: the Squibb Park bridge, a $5 million pedestrian suspension bridge connecting Brooklyn Heights with Brooklyn Bridge Park. It uses trail bridge technologies to sway and bounce with every step, but with $5 million of engineering prowess and galvanized steel cables it should last more than the similar looking bridges found in almost every jungle/forest/mountain adventure movie.
I set a little challenge for myself yesterday morning – trying to see if I could pull off a long exposure on a bouncy bridge and just about managed to fit in this 58 second exposure between occasional pedestrians. I have done long exposures before, but not many, and yesterday morning my plan was to do as many as possible, regardless of whether the sky conditions favored the method. As you can see there was a decent cloud pattern, but weak wind conditions meant I didn’t record some of the best features of long exposure shots. Still, I consider the exercise a success as I got my gear in order and identified some issues I need to address. This shot is imperfect but the information I gleaned from it is invaluable.
Welcome to February.