This was done in December, 2004. Same location as “Poet’s Walk Print” but with yes – a digital camera and a long lens to give the sense of compression.
Dave, Wow! It just arrived today. It is even more beautiful than I remembered from the website. Just gave it to my husband and we are on our way to the framer now. Thanks again! D.C. (Poets Walk, Winter, 18 x 28 inches)
Photo Tips: If you are going to photograph the rink at night, you’ll need a tripod.
Wollman Skating Rink is probably the favorite place to go ice-skating in Manhattan.
Wollman Skating Rink, Central Park, Night. This photo won FIRST PRIZE in the 2008 Central Park Winter Photo Contest. It was a pretty big contest with about 100,000 votes cast, and then a jury which included one of my favorite photographers – Bruce Davidson.
Yes, there is an impressionistic feel since the skaters are blurred but the city is stock still as is the one skater in the foreground. Magic happens once in a while, without any magicians being present. Print was selected for a high-end 2010 New York Calendar by Graphique de France. 2005.
After Poet’s Walk this is the next best selling print on the site. This was in Carl Schurz Park on the upper east side. This goes back to 1995 or so.
Sometimes the city looks like something from a fairy tale – taken with a 4 x 5 view camera, with a black cloth over my head during a snow storm in Karl Shurz park. After the shot was taken, the black cloth on my head had 3 inch layer of snow on it. Why is it that most of my favorite shots were taken in extremely cold weather?