365 Project -- 096 - Moon Watching
365 Day Photo Project — Day 96, April 4th, 2012. I went to my favourite park today. I was short on time, and planning to hit my friend's party after work. I knew I'd hate myself if I didn't get to a park for at least a half hour after work, and I was already stuck late at work, so I kept it local. Peter Detmold Park is right on The East River, at 51st. If you like dogs, that's the park for you. They have a dog area you can look down on from a second story, and it's always busy. Dogs of all shapes and sizes, running, peeing. It's great!
I didn't expect to get a shot at all today. This was more of a sanity excursion, get some exercise and unwind before the train. After spending some time listening to the water, I snapped a few shots on my iPhone (it has a wider lens), and getting up to leave, I decided to sit on the lower level near the dogs for a bit. I'm sitting at one of those chess board benches, when I look through the trees and see this man. And the moon. The original view was much closer and framed than this one. between this lamp and the tree, you could just see the both of them. It was awesome! However, it was also context, and I later decided you needed some peripheral view to understand. This still doesn't capture how awesome that moment was, but we work with what we have.
I almost continued on to some further parks at Sutton Place, but I've had this blister for 2 weeks. I keep wearing my awesome dress shoes, and all this walking it keeping it from healing. Woops.
I've been going to Central Park quite a lot, and I need to mix it up like this before I spoil things. Already I can feel The Park losing some of that magic, so I want to get back to exploring the city proper. I need to hit more of the lower part of the city. I rarely go south of 39th, and I've gotten most of the East Side covered, from the 60's to the teens. We'll see what the next few weeks bring. If I can shake this blister, I might hit some new parks in the 20's, or revisit Chelsea. I also need to venture North of Sutton Place a bit more. The Hill at 59th Street has got to be one of my favourite places. It's also the frontier for me, the place I always stop.