Hello everyone! I know, long time no blogging! 😦 but a recent trip to the fabulous NYC got me really inspired and motivated to get caught up!
I have been in New York 11 times now but I have to say, this was one of my favorite times! For starters, I got to spend more time in Brooklyn this time which I loved, and I also adventured to really cool places that I really enjoyed and that I had never visited before, like Governors Island and Williamsburg!
One of the things I enjoyed most about Brooklyn besides its diversity, great architecture, amazing Jazz, and delicious authentic cuisine was the view of Manhattan from many different strategic points. If you guys ever visit NYC and want to see “the most beautiful skyline in the world” you must go to Brooklyn. It is super easy getting there from the city, you can take the subway to Borough Hall station or you can simply take a fabulous stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge which is one of the most amazing things you can do if you visit NY anyway.
Once in Brooklyn, the most amazing points for enjoying the view of Manhattan are Brooklyn Bridge Park, just right under the Brooklyn Bridge, and Brooklyn Heights Promenade. From the park you can appreciate the magnificence of the buildings because they are right in front of you just across the Hudson river, but the view of the bridges (Brooklyn and Manhattan) are a bit from below. For appreciating the bridges and buildings from a different perspective go up to Brooklyn Heights, the view from above is absolutely breathtaking, especially at night when all the lights are twinkling :-). I actually did not bring a tripod with me, if you are going to do some night photography make sure you bring a portable one, or do what I did, I used the fence to hold my camera steady and held my breath, lol. The images are not as sharp as they should be, but they are good enough for me.
Lastly if you would like to see a different view of NYC and have the time, take a short ferry ride to Governors Island from Pier 6, it is only couple bucks and it is so worth it! Once on the island you can rent a bike to explore. Make sure it is a clear day though, otherwise your pictures will lack a bit of vibrancy.
I have created a collection with some of my favorite NYC skyline pictures. Most of them are in color only because I was lucky enough to enjoy incredibly clear summer days, but I also wanted to do some black and whites because, you know, there is nothing more classic and timeless than pictures of NYC in black and white, right? 🙂
I hope you enjoy them and please let me know if you have any questions!
Blessings, love and inspiration, K
ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHTED KARINA HENEGHAN.
Lunch with a view!!
View from Governors Island
I actually took this shot of the Statue of Liberty with my zoom lens (200) from Governors Island. She is SO beautiful!! I think it came out great 🙂 Close up of the Freedom Tower from Governors Island.I captured this sunset image from Pier 2 at Brooklyn Bridge Park
View of Manhattan and Pier 2 from Brooklyn Heights I know this image is not so aesthetically pleasing because it shows a bit of the construction site, but I love it anyways!