VIEW FROM THE PROMENADE - 6.9.2012 by CHRISTOPHER LANGE
I walked briskly along the promenade on a Saturday afternoon. It was humid, but the streaks of rain dotting my t-shirt helped keep me from melting into the pavement. The sun had been in and out all day, and later on in the evening, would turn the coast of Brooklyn into a sun-soaked idyllic paradise.
At this point in the day however, it was drizzling. I like shooting in light rain because it generally lends a particular quality to the light that I absolutely love in black and white. I was working quickly, and was sitting on the partition between the upper walk-way of the Promenade, and the highway decks about 16 feet below. I waited for maybe…three or four minutes before making an exposure, and yet another three before making this one. As it turns out, the first was absolute garbage, none of the bicycles were there, and the people were in all the wrong places.
I nailed it, in this one though, I think.
Ps. Notice the tiny sailboat in the upper left part of the image?