69th Street Transfer Station - New York City
Shot with Canon 5DII with 17-40 L. Built in 1911 and located in the Hudson River, the 69th Street Transfer Bridge was used to load railroad cars from the NY Central Rail Line onto barges which were floated across the Hudson to Weehawken, NJ. At the time, its link-span design - which kept the boxcars from falling into the river while being loaded - was considered quite innovative. Today, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Last month, on a warm, misty Sunday evening, I headed down there to photograph this piece of history. Particularly interesting for me is the juxtaposition of the old decaying structure of 19th Century industry and modern gleaming high rises of the Upper Westside. You can see more photos here: http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/69thstreetstation
Very impressive images.
Thanks for sharing these, they are fantastic. Were these single exposures or combined?
Thanks. All single exposures. My 5DII has a lot of limitations in terms of pushing the shadows so there is some noise and banding if you look close (or maybe even not so close), but I do appreciate all the engineering my camera offers. That said, I'm looking forward to improved sensor technology in this regard from Canon down the road. But that's another discussion...
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