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Old Dec 30, 2009, 9:15 AM   #1
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Default December Walk in Central Park

Pictures were taken Monday, December 28th. C&C welcome. Thank you for looking!

#1. Heckscher Ballfields. Although you can't see them here, there are actually several baseball fields in Central Park.


#2. Another view at Heckscher Ballfields.


#3. Umpire Rock at Heckscher Ballfields. Kids young and old like to climb it.


#4. It's much easier to climb Umpire Rock from this side, though.


#5. Bethesda Terrace. The lake by the terrace is covered with a sheet of ice. The path on the left leads to Bow Bridge.


#6. People break off pieces of the ice on the lake and throw them on the frozen surface. The Boathouse restaurant is in the distance. It is a fancy restaurant with formally-attired waiters. But it's not that fancy as it accommodates everyone in the park including non-diners in using its bathrooms -- the only bathrooms around.


#7. Bow Bridge is the most famous bridge in Central Park. Several movie scenes were shot here including "You've Got Mail" starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. The bridge is a star in its own right.
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Old Dec 30, 2009, 10:09 AM   #2
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Somehow I never pictured Central Park in the way you have presented it. It really is quite beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Great series!
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I'm not much of an urban person and often find big cities "soulless". Therefore I have found it difficult to understand how someone can love a big city. Because of the way that you show NY, I think that I'm beginning to understand. One must look beyond all the hustle and bustle and there one can find things very beautiful.

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Man, you're making wonderful things with your Sony! Quite enjoyable.
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Old Dec 30, 2009, 2:19 PM   #5
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Thanks, gjtoth and Alasdair!

Yes, you still may have to fight through the hustle and bustle mainly the crowds and the traffic (the NYC cops guiding pedestrian and vehicular traffic are friendly, though, I'd say friendlier than other major U.S. cities) to get to the quiet spots but once there you'll experience another side of New York that's mostly serene and, as gjtoth said, "quite beautiful".
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Man, you're making wonderful things with your Sony! Quite enjoyable.
Yes, I'm beginning to enjoy my Sony a lot.

But I'd say maybe half the work is done by DPHDR and Photoshop Elements (PSE). I also think even without DPHDR the photos can be dramatically improved by PSE's sharpen tool. Part of my post-processing routine is to click on "Enhance"->"Adjust Sharpness" then set the "Radius" to 0.3 and the "Amount" slider to the maximum 500.

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Old Dec 30, 2009, 3:12 PM   #7
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I thought I'd take pictures of the New York City most are probably familiar with. These are taken at noon today so, yes, the hustle and bustle is still a reality in New York City.

#8. Shoulder-to-shoulder street crowd. (Fifth Avenue)


#9. Bumper-to-bumper traffic. (Also on Fifth Avenue.)
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Nice images, not so nice... uh... other stuff.
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Nice images, not so nice... uh... other stuff.
Yes, I know...
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a nice set vvcarpio i thought they were hdr image 2 , 6 , 7 i like the most
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