Poet's Walk, Central Park - Winter
When you come to New York, and you go
shopping for a picture of Poet's Walk, this is pretty much the one
you'll see all over the city, but especially outside the
Metropolitan Museum. Nevertheless, a beautiful thing, though seen
often, is still beautiful. This is looking south, towards 59th
street. Odd, but when there is snow, it usually sticks to the
north side of the trees.
The reason it's called Poet's Walk - there
are statues, large bronze-cast statues of some poets down the south
side. I've tried, over the years to do pictures of them, but the
style of the statuary is boring and lifeless.
Tree & Towers
We finally had a snow in New York and it got me out of bed nice and
early. I've shot this willow tree a million times during the
summer, but today it finally had the right mood against the frozen
pond. This was shot with the 24mm, closed down on a tripod.
Mirror-lock and all that. One thing - the 300D seems to be able
to function in the cold quite well - at least as well as I can. I
had it out on the tripod, not buried in my coat most of the morning -
and it never complained. I was ready to get home before it was.