When photographing the bridge while standing on the bridge I tend of focus on the limestone and granite towers and the suspension cables. The two towers stand approximately 275 feet tall, providing great subjects for architectural photographs.
The view looking north from the bridge features the Empire State Building standing above the midtown skyline. Look to the south of the bridge and you see the tall buildings of the Financial District, Pier 17 and the Statue of Liberty. Turn slightly to the west and you see the new One World Trade Center tower.