I've been enjoying my current (Facebook) cover photo so much lately, that I thought I'd edit it a bit and have it placed on a framed canvas. The last photo is the original unedited version so you can see what I had to work with. This was taken about 530 am on a Sunday recently on the Crossbay North Channel Bridge. The bridge connects Howard Beach, Queens County, NY to Rulers Bar Hassock aka Broad Channel Island which is the only inhabited island in Jamaica Bay. About 3000 people live there. (Wikipedia). If one continues driving south, you will eventually meet a second bridge leading to the Rockaways. The location is about a five minute or 1.5 mile drive from me and could easily be walked from my home.
One of the nicest things about this spot is the quiet. At this hour, there are often kayakers about, people fishing, walking, people doing Tai Chi and even some people of different religions come to baptize or pray by the water. And yet, with all this activity, it is quite peaceful at this time. The Cliff Islanders who read this will know that feeling. I'm so happy I have found a spot in NYC to capture it.
I was able to catch a couple of groups of geese or ducks in the photo. The furthest group is right in the sun splash. I didn't even notice them until I had this printed. The group in the lower right was perfectly in place for me. A bridge can be seen just short of the horizon line. This is the elevated tracks for the "A" train of the NYC Subway system. It travels from the very northern tip of Manhattan all the way out to Mott Avenue in Far Rockaway, 31 miles.
The central structure is the control tower for John F. Kennedy International Airport. There are of course, lots of planes in the area, but they vary the approach and takeoff directions, so the noise is not bad. I don't even notice it anymore.
I believe the moon is slightly visible as it is setting over to the right. Another fun fact: If you turn around and cross the street from where I am standing, you will find a very similar view to the west where there are beautiful sunsets. Well, at any rate, thanks for reading a little travelogue about a tiny part of NYC. Oh, yes, the camera was just my Google Pixel 2 XL phone.