Central Park in Spring
The word Spring is a misnomer when used to describe the current New York weather. While the last of the snow has melted, the temperatures are barely crawling past zero (in the Celsius scale) and dressing in layers is still the advise du jour; because even if it looks warm and sunny outside, it usually drops to near zero temperature in a few hours.
In this weather, Central Park looks quite charming in its post-wintry decay; the trees are still bare and brown, dried, ochre-colored leaves cover the off-road tracks, and only the slightest hues of green, from the new patches of grass growing, hint at the change of season.
Yesterday afternoon, a friend and I went to what she called “the more hispter side of Central Park.” In other words, this was the enclave on the Upper West Side populated by jogging/walking/strolling New Yorkers instead of starry-eyed tourists with their baseball caps, fleece jackets, sunglasses, and cameras hanging off their necks. We went an hour before sunset, which provided the perfect lighting for the photographs below. One of my photography professors remarked back in August last year that this light is referred to as “the golden light” among photographers – the perfect setting to take photos.
Overall, it was satisfying to see how these pictures turned out.