The Williamsburg Bridge Kissing the NYC Morning Sky


This photo is of the Williamsburg Bridge. It opened in 1903. And is over 7,000 feet long. But when looking at it from Brooklyn Battery Park — the bridge is nearly lost.

The Story

The City of New York has over 8 million residents. But looking at this spectacular morning you would never think that’s the case. An eerie silence seems to envelope the City. It’s quiet. Sleepy. But still — you hear the faint echos of a City that never sleeps.

I honestly love NYC during the early morning. It’s a peaceful reminder that the day is new.

Now, while you will never find complete silence. There is solace in the infamous sounds. The massive barge crossing the East River. The faint barking of a dog near Vinegar Hill. A sanitation truck picking up garbage from Brooklyn Bridge Park. And a sip of hot coffee from the local bodega.

A perfect moment? Perhaps.

Technical Mumbo Jumbo

  • Camera: NIKON D5000
  • Focal Length: 28mm
  • Exposure: multiple
  • ISO/Film: 100
  • Lens: Nikkor 18 – 55mm
  • Software: Lightroom 4.1 and Photomatix 4.2
  • Tripod: Oben AT-3400


If you had to sit anywhere in NYC for some quiet time. Where would you go?