Triboro Bridge – Winter



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My name is Dave Beckerman. I am a fine art photographer working in New York City.

5 thoughts on “Triboro Bridge – Winter”

  1. The Triborough Bridge is now called the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge and the steel arch bridge behind it is the Hell Gate Bridge, which is a railroad crossing from Randalls/Wards Island over to Astoria in Queens. Just want to make sure you have the names right.

    Just watched the 1971 film The French Connection on TV, which is still an incredibly exciting and authentic NYC classic. The final shoot out where Gene Hackman and Rob Schneider trap the heroin dealers is in on Wards Island in the shadow of Hell Gate Bridge.

  2. It’s amazing to me how, in skilled hands, HDR can just give the light in color images a painterly quality instead of surreal. I love all your HDR color work, but this image is just stunning. It feels like, for you, HDR may open up a whole ‘nother area of sales. I hope it does. Maybe you should change the name of the blog to the ‘Color though HDR Photography Blog’ heh-heh

  3. Thanks Chris. When I’m working with HDR, I’m taking the image and thinking about how the colors should go together in terms of saturation, smoothness, hue etc. I’m very happy with this method, and the tools, and there’s no reason – as you can see – that hdr needs to be surreal. I have a funny attitude towards all this in that many of my street shots are very surreal, whereas when I’m using infrared or hdr, I’m trying to be more naturalistic. There’s a smoothness /light control in tone mapping, that goes from 1 to 5. Maybe people are pressing the 1 button too much – which is what gives the surreal effect 🙂

  4. Did you desaturate and remove all the color out of the East River, or is that actually how it was – void of all color?

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