Central Park, Memorial Day 2009 - 08

Though the panorama and Manhattan skyline (composed of buildings along Central Park South, down around 59th Street) is interesting by itself, I spent most of my time here trying to photograph the woman located more-or-less in the middle of this picture, who appeared to be carrying on a somewhat tearful conversation on her cellphone. You can see a close-up of her, from a different angle, if you click here.

 

Note: this photo was published in a Jul 27, 2009 blog titled "10 Sustainable Lifestyle Tips: #6-10." It was also published in an Aug 13, 2010 blog titled "Mobile Is Not a Device, It's a Lifestyle." And it was published in a Dec 22, 2011 Italian blog titled "Come raddrizzare una foto con Photoshop." It seems to be providing guidance and instructions on how to edit a photo (and in particular, this photo) in Photoshop -- which is rather amusing, since it was edited with Apple's Aperture program.

 

Moving into 2014, the photo was published in a May 7, 2014 blog titled "Privacy in Public: Gone Forever." It was also published in a Sep 23, 2014 blog titled "Mobilidade em 1 Instante: seja bem-vinda, primavera!"

 

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Memorial Day was a sunny pleasant day in New York City, and I decided to take a stroll through a portion of Central Park -- from 92nd Street to 72nd Street. These are pictures that I took inside the park, plus a few more as I walked back home at the end of the afternoon...

  • Stefano Ricciardi 6y

    Again, my favourite from the set is one with a wide angle view. People randomly placed on the grass seem to appropriately balance the lightly V-shaped skyline, almost like a fat "X" was drawn in the frame. Or I might be the only one to see this (?) :)

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    Seen in your Central Park - Memorial Day 2009 set. (?)
  • Ed Yourdon 6y

    Hmmm ... I must admit that I didn't see that pattern. I was pleased to see that the people had distributed themselves far enough apart that there was actually a lot of visible grass between them -- a real sense of space in an otherwise too-crowded city. Indeed, the scene down at the far (south) end of this "Great Lawn" (as it's officially known here in Central Park) was much more crowded...
  • The_Circumference 5y

    Hello!

    Just wanted to let you know that your photo has been featured in a travel article on The Circumference with a link back.

    You can view the article here:
    www.thecircumference.org/experiences/central-park-new-york
    Thanks for sharing your fantastic photo!

    - The Circumference
  • DestinationGuides 5y

    We really love this photo. In fact, we're featuring it on our travel site, DGuides.com. The image appears on our New York City site with attribution to you and a link to your Flickr page. If you have any questions feel free to contact us at picsubmissions@dguides.com. Thank you!
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