..a lone pedestrian navigating the snowy path..
..i can feel it..
..more from the “wifey” series.. 🙂
..that’s what those buildings are called..
The San Remo (145 and 146 Central Park West) is a luxury co-operative apartment building in New York City located between 74th and 75th streets, about 1/10 of a mile north of the Dakota building (which is located between 72nd and 73rd.) The San Remo is described by Glen Justice of the New York Times as “a dazzling two-tower building with captivating views of Central Park.” As a housing cooperative, its board has a “reputation for lenient admissions standards” compared to the conservative, old-money boards on the other side of the park. (more)
..got my wifey a G11 on her recent trip to NYC, i’ll be posting some shots she took in the next few days..
..in shooting street, you may sometimes encounter someone who really doesn’t want to have his/her photo taken.. what do you do when you encounter someone like that? i personally don’t know what to do.. take this one, for instance.. she was just trying to take a snap of the guy’s dog but he went ballistic on her.. tsk3..
..on to the shot, this was taken by wifey on a picnic in the park, there was a mayoral candidate beside us campaigning while lounging under a tree, talking to locals and giving away stuff..
..view this in mono..
..the tip of cleopatra’s needle..
..i guess this book stinks..
..yeah, i know.. cheesy title yet again.. i’m much too preoccupied with the lakers game to think of something catchy.. that’s as catchy as it can be..
..i’m taking a break from the bermuda photos, so i’m going back to nyc..
..this here’s the bow bridge in ‘the lake’ @ central park..
..for those of you who are familiar with this place then no explanation necessary.. for those who aren’t (including me.. lol), here’s a wiki excerpt:
Wollman Skating Rink is a public ice rink in the southern part of Central Park, Manhattan, New York City. The rink was opened in 1949 with funds donated by Kate Wollman. Historically, the rink has been open for ice skating from October to April and in the summer seasons is transformed into a venue for other purposes.
The Rink has been used as the venue for several summer concerts. The first annual summer music festival at there was sponsored by Rheingold beer company and opened on July 1, 1966. The Rheingold Central Park Music Festival also took place during the summer of 1967. The first annual Schaefer Music Festival opened on June 27, 1968 and ran each summer through 1976. The first annual Dr. Pepper Music Festival opened on July 6, 1977 and ran annually through the summer of 1980 (the 15th, and last annual music festival held at the Wollman Rink).
The venue no longer hosts concerts, but it is still used for public ice skating in the winter and in the summer it houses the Victorian Gardens Amusement Park.
Wollman Rink has also been featured in several movies, including Love Story.
Wollman Rink is currently operated by the Trump organization, and is today known as the Trump Wollman Skating Rink. Donald Trump leased the rink from 1987 to 1991. From 1991 to 2001 George Makkos from The Makkos Organization of M&T Preztle, operated Wollman Rink. Since 2001, Wollman Rink has been operated by a joint venture between Trump Organization and Rink Management Services of Mechanicsville VA. Trump completely rebuilt the Rink.
..btw, i’ve recently heard of Enfuse and tried it out with this image.. it’s like HDR but just not quite HDR.. have a go at it if you’ve got time.. it’s pretty cool.. (it stripped my exif data though)
..taken on a walk somewhere in central park..
*i forgot to mention that yesterday’s image was from lawrence orchards somewhere in upstate new york..
..taken near the Great Lawn..
Cleopatra’s Needle (“L’aiguille de Cléopâtre” in French) is the popular name for each of three Ancient Egyptian obelisks re-erected in London, Paris, and New York City during the nineteenth century. The London and New York ones are a pair, while the Paris one comes from a different original site, where its pair remains. Although the needles are genuine Ancient Egyptian obelisks, they are somewhat misnamed as they have no particular connection with Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt, and were already over a thousand years old in her lifetime. The Paris “needle” was the first to be moved and re-erected, and the first to acquire the nickname.
..um, so, what mall are we gonna hit up next?
..well, what do you know.. yellow leaves.. how original.. lol.. as mundane as this may seems, the reason i posted this one is because it reminded me of a solar flare..
..shot at the same place where i got this.. straight out of the camera.. too lazy to postprocess.. it’s cooold.. i’d off to bed now.. brrrrrr.. time to crank up the heater..
..made a beeline for the mall in central park and instead saw a group of guys playing football amidst the dirt, dust & fallen leaves.. the scene was further accentuated by the low lying sunlight peering through the trees and hitting the disturbed dust, bathing them in the golden, dusty glow of fall.. too bad this photo doesn’t do justice to what i actually saw.. oh well, i guess this will do for today.. 🙂
..and i finally got my vfxy approved.. if you wanna give me some lovin’, now’s the time to do it.. lol..
..yesterday was up there, now i’m down here.. 🙂
..just some random guy doing random stuff at a concert at a park.. 🙂
Taken from yesterday’s early stroll at the park, The Mall.
Taken on one of my strolls along Central Park a few weeks back. Be it tourists or locals, the number of people visiting the memorial never ceases. The flowers are also always present every day.
An old lady dancing around while walking her dog.
I just can’t help but take a walk this fine day, the sun went down & I was still taking a stroll. I’ve been to this place & have shot it already but when passed by it again, it was totally different (of course it was different dum dum, it’s night already).
Spring was supposed to start on March, but it didn’t feel like it. The weather was crazy these past few weeks. I hope all that would end soon. Starting now, days should more or less look like this. 🙂
Looks like this hobby of mine is rubbing off on someone. 🙂 Well, not that she has any say in it because I left her for like 30 minutes at the park last Sunday looking for the loo & she killed time mashing the shutter. Good job!
I guess it’s common knowledge for New Yorkers that Manhattan isn’t “bladder-friendly”, that is, you’d be hard pressed finding the loo. So, having been in NY for quite sometime, I should’ve at least have learned this.. Coffee (or other diuretics) + (extremely) Cold weather + NY = bladder nightmare. Still, a caffeine junkie won’t be a caffeine junkie without caffeine now, no? (redundant, no?).
Yesterday’s first “major” winter snowfall disturbed a hornet’s nest. I mean “camera-toting” hornets. Despite the snowfall & the failing light, Central Park was bustling with tourists & locals alike lugging either a flimsy P&S or their hefty SLRs. I must’ve seen two guys with Hasselblads around Bethesda Fountian.
The first thing I thought of shooting when I got into this hobby is The Mall on Central Park on a winter time. Of course that wasn’t possible back then because it was still early spring. And today was the first “major” snow fall this winter. So off I went, but before I got to The Mall, it was already dark.. (and I got a li’l bit lost..) ..so as usual, I walked around aimlessly.