Brooklyn Bridge in Black and White

 

This is the view from the Brooklyn Bridge while walking towards lower Manhattan.  In order to hold detail in the sky, I used my camera's spot to manually expose the brightest part of the clouds at +2.  By doing so, I prevented a washed out white sky and still retained the darker portion of the upper atmosphere. Considering the shapes, patterns, and leading lines of the bridge, I was comfortable letting it fall to black. This decision also worked to minimize the appearance of pedestrians, and simplified the entire composition.  

 

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