Thursday, August 7, 2008

Alma Restaurant at Columbia Street Waterfront District

Last night, my out-of-town friends (former college buddies) and I met up with another alumnus at a restaurant in Brooklyn called, Alma Restaurant in the Columbia Street Waterfront District. This is a part of Brooklyn that I have never visited before so I was excited to see the neighborhood. The restaurant is set near the water so the Manhattan skyline was clearly visible from the third floor rooftop dining patio. Unfortunately, I forgot to bring my camera (UGH!!!) and missed out on a great opportunity to photograph the awesome view of the city.

This photo above was taken with my cell phone. The other photos I took with it did not come out great. I will have to make another trip back to the neighborhood with my camera in the near future.

So have you ever have a missed opportunity?

N.B.: Click on the two links above to see what scenery I was talking about.

16 comments:

Olivier said...

belle lumière sur cette terrasse de restaurant.

beautiful light on the terrace restaurant.

USelaine said...

Hey! It's great to have a reason to go back and explore even more. As for me, I miss more opportunities than I can remember, and probably more than I even realize are there! But I do try to always have my camera with me.

Paz said...

Nice photo, with your cell phone. Great job!

Paz

Virginia said...

Yes, I like the light too. Good job with a cell. Missed opportunities, oh yeah. The sad thing is I usually miss most of them when I have my camera in hand! I am not terribly consistent in the light, apeture,shutter speed department. Still hit and miss. YOu definitely must return to the scene of the crime and take some more!

Knomad said...

Hey,
Check out this blog I keep about the "Columbia Street Waterfront" neighborhood - pictures, events, articles, and more. Http://wordoncolumbiastreet.blogspot.com

Dee Dee said...

Ming...nice photo even with your cell...Ugh! I am so disappointed when I leave my camera and have great photo opportunities...always seems they are the best ever.

alex said...

I really do understand what you mean...
I certainly missed many opportunities when I was in NY last month...
But I'm proud to talk about the neighborhood where I lived (East Harlem, about Staten Island, Brooklyn and its botanic garden, Williamsburg, Brighton beach...
All these places where I didn't see many tourists like me !
Sure I'll be back in NY.

ken mac said...

you forgot your camera! now that is a first.

Knoxville Girl said...

That's a realy good photo for a cell phone - it looks like Italy, not Brooklyn!
And I can use my quote again! It's a feature, not a problem! You have a great reason to return.

marley said...

I followed the links and you really did miss out! Welcome to my world, its a running theme with me - great photo opportunity, no camera! When will I learn to carry it around with me?!

citygirl15 said...

Very unlike you Ming to forget your camera. Still, the camera photo looks great.

I checked out Alma's menu and I must say I'm missing some good food in the outer boroughs.

D.C. Confidential said...

Not bad for a camera phone! Looks like it was beautiful sunset.

Missed opps? All the time. More than I care to admit. And the worst are when I actually have a camera with me and I don't take advantage of it.

Chris said...

What the heck kind of phone do you have? The photo is pretty good!!

Missed opportunities. . .Oh, my friend! There are too many to tell!!

• Eliane • said...

Come on, join the club of the camera phone bloggers! The cool part is that you can travel light. Lovely tones and light here.

I have never heard of this neighborhood but it looks like it is very close to Red Hook, which I discovered recently. I was shocked by the views they have there.

Hmm, missed photo op? All the time: see, even with a camera phone, you can forget it at home... or forget to charge it... I am a specialist!

Anonymous said...

Ditto to all of the above. I often forget the camera and am too far away to go back. I've even run into a drugstore and bought a throw away out of desperation!

I have taken pics with my phone, but they are nothing like the one you were able to get. Nice photo Ming.

Doris

Alexa said...

Gotta agree: Great shot w/the cell.
Missed opportunity? I recently found myself 5 feet away from the Dalai Lama. I did have my camera, but didn't take it out—too thrilled and delighted.