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.
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.