I have been taking photos of this view literally for decades. It is a fairly simple shot providing you get the timing right. In 2011, however, a large, brightly lit carousel was added to the park just below the tower of the Brooklyn Bridge, and, if you don't compensate for it with your exposure or in post processing, it looms as a large, blown-out, distracting white blob that mars the image. I have learned to always grab a 2+ underexposed shot of the scene to gain a correctly exposed shot of the carousel that I can add into my shot later.
|It is difficult to see these very horizontal shots in this post so, once again, I am including a higher res version of it by clicking here. It is only about half the original size, but large enough to see the details.|
I have been photographing city scenes like crazy these days because it is an ideal time of year when the sun has moved to add color to the southern part of the sky and leaves are still on the trees. In another few weeks the trees will be barren and scenes like this will not look nearly as good, unless you want to capture it in a newly fallen snow.