Central Park, Memorial Day 2009 - 08

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    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.


    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...

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    1. stefano ricciardi 60 months ago | reply

      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 (?) :)

      Seen in your Central Park - Memorial Day 2009 set. (?)

    2. Ed Yourdon 60 months ago | reply

      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...

    3. The_Circumference 46 months ago | reply


      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:
      Thanks for sharing your fantastic photo!

      - The Circumference

    4. dguidesdotcom 44 months ago | reply

      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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