Photo Spot Summary
Country: United States
State: New York
GPS Latitude: 40.699802
GPS Longitude: -73.998985
Photo Spot Details
I’ve so enjoyed playing around with night photography lately. However, I’ve learned that finding a photogenic scene without construction, ugly wires, ugly buildings or other aesthetics impediments have been more difficult than I thought.
The Pier 2 contains over five acres of basketball, handball, bocce, and shuffleboard courts, and over half an acre of artificial play turf, fitness equipment, swing sets, and picnic tables available for walk-up use. A wide promenade wraps around the pier, offering views of the Manhattan skyline and New York Harbor.
I went to different area to the north of Pier 2 where dozens of old wooden poles dot the water. These remnants added a texture to the image that I really like. I wanted to try something Black and White shot with 10 stop filter (Long exposure shot). There was also a group of what seemingly professional Instagramers, shooting away like crazy.