On the Deck

You may recognize New York’s iconic Brooklyn Bridge. We took the stroll across the bridge from Dumbo. Dumbo, an acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass which is a neighborhood in the NYC borough of Brooklyn. It encompasses two sections: one located between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges, which connect Brooklyn to Manhattan across the East River, and another that continues east from the Manhattan Bridge to the Vinegar Hill area. Jerry Seinfeld once referred to Dumbo on a late-night talk show appearance, joking that it stands for “Down Under Manhattan Bridge,” but that New Yorkers arbitrarily added the “O” at the end because they did not want to have a neighborhood called “Dumb.” What is unique about this shot (aside from the perspective of the photographer, who was flat on his belly) is the apparent lack of people. This is a very busy bridge and is almost always packed with joggers, bikers, tourists and folks just out for a stroll. No sooner than the shot was taken, crowds arrived and the photographer was greeted by a “Get out of the way you moron” by a local on a bike. Gotta love NYC!

7 responses

  1. GREAT perspective here, my friend! Love this picture!

    November 28, 2011 at 3:42 pm

  2. Nice perspective 🙂

    December 8, 2011 at 12:41 am

  3. SouthernGent

    I do this sometimes, too, which is a great way to get over “performance anxiety”. ^_^

    December 8, 2011 at 1:35 pm

  4. SSC

    Love this shot. I was wondering how you got it without the crowds of folks on the bridge. And only in NYC could you get away with doing a belly flop on the bridge! The locals will just walk around you and never look back!

    December 19, 2011 at 5:12 am

    • Thanks and we appreciate you visit and comments – just luck regarding crowds. As soon as I saw it was devoid of people, I hit the deck and composed!

      December 19, 2011 at 8:26 am

  5. A great shot! Definitely full of patterns. Good job.

    January 21, 2012 at 1:21 pm

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