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.

http://www.centralparknyc.org/visit/things-to-see/south-end/the-falconer.html

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.

http://www.centralparknyc.org/visit/things-to-see/south-end/eagles-and-prey.html

Central Park Snow (1)

Since it is July, and the Big Apple is in the midst of a blistering heatwave, I thought it’d be cool (bad, xiao su, bad) to post some photographs that I took in Central Park during a snowy winter. I think this was the winter of 1990/1991… the last winter I lived in NYC. Neither here or there, but at the time I shot these photos, I was renting a very small room in an apartment on 90th and Lex.

All of these were taken on black and white film. I had the negatives scanned-in during 2008 (extremely cheap to do in Beijing when compared to doing so in the US of A).

The photos are all recently edited using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.

btw, I don’t know the names of some of the statutes. Pointers would be appreciated.

UPDATE: Erika and El Viejo pointed-out that this was the “Angel of the Waters”, and supplied these great links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sculptures_in_Central_Park
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethesda_Terrace