Poets Walk Central Park

Poets Walk Central Park

Poets Walk Central Park
Poet’s Walk, Central Park in 1994.

My favorite location to photograph in Central Park is Poets Walk.  It is also called, Literary Walk or The Mall.  Best time of year for photographs: Winter and Fall.  The reason, the trees are bare and it’s easier to get a view of row after row of overhanging trees.

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Poet’s Walk, Central Park in 1994. Shot with a large-format view camera during a freezing rain. This remains the most popular print I sell.

Frankly, I almost didn’t take this photograph because it was so cold and the film holders were getting wet.

Just as I was about to pack up, the couple entered the scene, and I just waited until they were in the distance to try to give the looming trees some scale. A few years ago, the glistening stones were dug up and replaced by dirt. You think that everything will still be there but as an ancient philosopher said, you can’t step in the same river twice. This image really need to be seen large to get the full effect.

Framed print
Poets Walk in antique frame.
Poets Walk Central Park

Poets Walk Winter

Poets Walk Central Park

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)

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Secret Garden

Secret Garden

Secret Garden
Secret Garden

 

 

Media: 35mm Film
Keywords: Vertical, The Secret Garden (from the novel)

Central Park North, 2006 (Infrared film). You turn a corner in the formal gardens, and surrounded by hedges is this reflecting pool and statue. The figures are based on the book, The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnet, which was also a fantastic movie.