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Usually ships the next day ArtistDave Kliman CollectionNYC
Description This photo was very difficult to take. It took me months of begging to get into the particular building in Brooklyn where this famous view can be seen. The politics of that building were about the most difficult to deal with of any building I've been in for NY photos. The shot was made with a Nikon F100 with iso 100 fuji provia III. F11, 4 seconds, from the 16th floor apartment of the clocktower building in Brooklyn. One sort of sad aspect of this picture, besides the obvious fall of the world trade center, was something i was thinking about at the time. its that it would only cost about $50,000 to repair the lights on the brooklyn bridge, but over the years, one section of lights after another failed, shrouding the casons of the bridge in darkness. if you look for a similar image to this one taken in the 1970's or early 1980's you will find the bridge properly lit by flood lights. One day in about 2000 or so, there was a movie being filmed and they put in temporary flood lights, lighting up the bridge like a christmas tree. although the bridge was perfectly lit for 4 days, i was unable to get into the clocktower during those four days, and nobody ever got the shot. I asked the producer in charge of the filming, and he told me they spent $4,000,000 on 4 days of lights for the bridge. Mayor gulianini could have told them they could have a permit if they'd fix the permanent lights, which i'd say would have cost a bit less, but i guess if you need the lights set up instantly there's no other choice but to pay a fortune.Update. see my photos from this week. I revisited DUMBO to take some photos of the Brooklyn Bridge's 125th anniversary. That $4M apartment? Now for sale for $35M. gold.