Central Park

Night, Tower E (V)

The fifth and final picture in the series.  This is a composite of five shots stitched together using Adobe Photoshop, and then tweaked using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. All were taken with the 50 mm (1/4 sec at f/5.0; ISO ranged from 400 to 800).

Our apartment complex is just inside the middle of the North Fourth Ring Road. The tower in the middle (far) background is the CCTV Tower, and is located at the middle of the West Third Ring Road.

Central Park Snow (3A)

The Falconer

The Falconer depicts both a human figure, clad in Elizabethan dress, and a falcon, representing the union and communion between a bird of prey and man.


Reedited according to Sue’s comment on the original posting.

Central Park Snow (6)

Eagles and Prey

Eagles and Prey, by Christophe Fratin (1800-1864), is the oldest known sculpture in any New York City park. Cast in Paris in 1850, the statue was a gift given to the City by Gordon Webster Burnham (1803-1885). It was installed in Central Park in 1863. Burnham, a manufacturing giant, also commissioned the heroic-sized statue of Daniel Webster that stands on the West Drive at 72nd Street.