Man, I wish I could take credit for this one, but it belongs to Tanja Nilsson, who took it on a recent Central Park / Midtown tour on a gorgeous, rainy day. In the foreground is a class of painting students and in the background is a lone, waiting groom or groomsman.
It's the best Bethesda Terrace image that I've seen to date.
1/200th at F8, ISO 800 (45mm).
I've taken this shot a couple times before and it never came out right. Then on Saturday the remnants of a tropical storm caused the water level of the Lake in Central Park to rise as high as it could go. By Monday they had drained it significantly causing the water to turn this gorgeous green-algae color. I've never seen it this green and combined with a cloudy and rainy morning yesterday, it turned out to be the perfect conditions for this photo.
1/250th at F11, ISO 200 (70mm).
A little New York winter porn for all of you that like that sort of stuff ;)
I know I do.
1/125th at F5.6, ISO 400 (20mm).
There are a lot of good things about photography. It's a tool you can use to meet interesting people. You get to be creative. But by far the most important part of it is that it forces you to get your ass out the door when you otherwise wouldn't.
Happy snowstorm everyone.
And a single one across the sky. Sometimes you're just in the right place at the right time. The planetarium and Natural History Museum are on the right.
The Natural History Museum. I actually prefer this shot the most. As a child I remember going into the huge halls and seeing the dinosaurs and whales. I get nostalgic whenever I pass by it and this was the first time that I've ever seen it from above.
1/400th at F7.1, ISO 3200 (55mm).
There really is no place left on Earth where you can get kids to put their cellphones in their pockets.
I love looking at old photographs of Central Park. So much of it looks exactly the same and so much (including the outfits) looks completely different.
These are courtesy of the New York Public Library's Digital Archive.
The Spa, Pre-1900.
I love old maps! 1863.
Did parents really allow their children to roll around in the park in these outfits? 1871.
The Arsenal and Zoo. Undated.
'Boys' Playground', 1904.