Yesterday afternoon some friends and I drove to Brooklyn for the afternoon. I had taken timelapses of the Brooklyn Bridge before but never on the bridge itself! We had some Pizza at Grimaldi’s and then went for a walk to the bridge. I was looking to take some photos of the bridge and cars underneath since I thought it was a pretty cool scene. Towards the middle of the bridge there was an overlook of the driveway. I set up my little tripod near the floor and started shooting.
The cars were moving pretty fast so I used a 2 second interval. I used a variable ND filter and set my exposure to 0.5 seconds, ISO 100 and f/25. I used 0.5 seconds to blur the cars a little bit but also because the bridge was shaking quite a bit with al the traffic and people.
I was in manual exposure the entire time and only shot 200 photos. This timelapse was very quick, about 7 minutes. This shows you that timelapse doesn’t have to be long! The editing process is also much quicker with a short video since exposure doesn’t change much!
Overall the video turned out pretty nice! Worth the trip for sure!