Ever since I started doing cityscape photography, I had this specific shot of Manhattan on my "To-Do" list. I had seen this photo over and over on many popular landscape websites. I knew it was the view of Manhattan from somewhere close to the Brooklyn Bridge.
I arrived there with some friends and it was harder to find than I thought, it’s not by the bridge itself, but a bit hidden on the left. I was quite lucky that day, because to get that shot you need a great sunset, and usually there are hundreds of seagulls making the shot impossible. That night was a miracle, all of the seagulls had left, allowing me to shoot in peace. I came back a couple of days later and all of the seagulls were back! Also, it’s very important that the tide isn’t too high so that you can see all of the beautiful wood in the foreground. I will never look at seagulls the same way! :)