The submissions are in for the summer installment of our Seasonal Photography Tours of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. As usual, the summer season offered some great natural beauty amidst the Yard’s industrial machinery. Our intrepid group of photographers had four locations to explore – the Naval Hospital campus (currently occupied by feral cats), the FDNY Marine Division area, a pier alongside the GMD Ship Repair yard (which has some disused rail lines), and the historic Dry Dock #1. For the first time, we offered this tour in the evening, and many of our photographers took advantage of the low-angle light over the East River, to great effect.
See all the submissions below – click on the images to enlarge and see the credits.
Our judge for this season’s photo contest is BLDG 92 Visiting Artist Michael Miller. Michael’s work examines camouflage and concealment, and that was in some ways an appropriate theme for this crop of photos; after many years working in Yard leading hundreds of tours, even I was hard pressed to identify exactly where many of these photos were taken. These photographers revealed details and vantage points that were completely new to me, which is what makes this experience so eye-opening every season. Thanks so much to everyone who participated and to those who submitted their photos.
We will be announcing the three winners of the summer photography contest in the coming weeks. The selected photographers will receive two free tickets on any Brooklyn Navy Yard Tour, and they will be entered into the year-end finale, where they’ll be eligible to win a free private tour of the Yard for up to 30 people.
Turnstile Tours offers the Seasonal Photography Tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yard four times throughout the year. The last tour of the 2014 season will be Saturday, October 25 at 11am. Get more information here, and advance ticket purchase is highly recommended. We also offer our Past, Present & Future Tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yard every Saturday and Sunday 2:30-4:30pm, and other special themed tours of the Yard. All tours are offered in partnership with and begin at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92, which offers free admission to three floors of exhibitions on the yard’s past and present and a host of great special events and programs.