I shot these a couple of years ago. I spent an afternoon walking across and back from the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge. It was my first time...well, the only time so far.
The reaction to these two photographs is generally 'where is this?'. Then, on the one with the flag, 'wait, that's the Brooklyn Bridge'. Then 'where and how did you shoot these? I've never seen this view of the bridge.' To be honest, I have no idea. When shooting I am capturing images as I see them in the moment. I was checking out Brooklyn Bridge online and haven't seen any like these.
So I'm going to revisit the bridge to check out how I will see it a second time. And I'll try and replicate these photos and make a note of how I shot them. If you see these and have the answer please feel free to share.