Power and Magnificence

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Collections: Architecture

Category: architecture, central park, new york

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About the Photograph

Manhattan Bridge in its full glory. Getting to this spot wasn't easy, as I had to walk through slippery rocks covered by snow, where one mistake could cost me a broken leg. And yet, it was totally worth it. I had been planning for a while to photograph the bridge on a foggy day, when Manhattan skyline would be hidden behind the fog and such an opportunity occurred on the first day of snow this winter in New York.

From underneath, Manhattan Bridge looks even more spectacular than from any other perspective. It's incredibly massive and the detail is outstanding. When you find yourself there, you can just feel its power. It’s overwhelming. Even the rust adds some character and beauty to this amazing structure, which is over 100 years old. At the time I was shooting, it stopped snowing for a moment and the snowflakes captured in the photograph were falling from the bridge when a train was passing by. The noise created by trains running there can be very disturbing, especially while standing right next to the tracks on the bridge, but down there, from certain distance, the sound of steel elements hitting each other becomes just an icing on the cake of the entire scene. That sound is one of a few things I'll never forget about New York.

Location: Brooklyn, New York