Manhattan Bridge in Black and White

The Manhattan Bridge doesn't get the same attention as the Brooklyn Bridge.  Perhaps that's one of the reasons I'm drawn to it.  I love the way the rocks work to create a strong foreground and help build the composition.  To emphasize this, I got as low as possible.  My Gitzo does not have a center column specifically for this reason.  With landscapes, the perspective is often more exciting from the ground. 

Once I got home I explored the possibilities of both color and B&W.  While the color version was nice, I thought the B&W was much stronger.  I bring this up because it reminds me of an important point.  I always recommend shooting in color rather than using your camera's B&W mode.  You never know which version a client will want and you don't want to limit your options.  If you shoot in color, you have the best of both worlds.  In the coming weeks I will be posting a new Photoshop tutorial which details how I convert an image to B&W in CS4.     

ChrisNew York City