I like this section of the park. Though I don't show a lot of people in pictures to follow, there were many local folks out enjoying the Columbus Day holiday. I walked past at least three playgrounds full of children, plus several more fishermen, a group posing for formal photographs, and those sitting on the grass, enjoying the sun.
A cormorant waddled out of the water to dry its wings.
Really enjoyed seeing your latest additions. I too am a fan. I was trying to think through why that is in particular but its really for many reasons; the fab opportunities for people watching , the peace in such a somewhat frenetic place . I think its for the latter reason that I am drawn to the photos where the city's buildings can be seen on the skyline so I love in particular No 1 of #78
Thank goodness Lugg posted in this thread, as I seem to have completely missed the last two additions to it -- additions so gorgeous and so full of beauty & variety that they made me go back to go through the entire thread again. Now I feel as though I never gave enough praise for everything in it!
Really, you've perfectly shown everything from the large scope of the park to intimate peeps at bird life to perfect closeups of flowers and bees. I really admire your ability to showcase features such as specimen trees or the giant boulders -- impressive subjects that often don't come off in photographs. And the views of people throughout the thread are absolutely lovely. The street scene with the two men shaking hands, the two women strolling under that dazzle of golden leaves, and the family group readying for a photograph are just a few of your great candid shots.
A last special mention to the windfall apples against the wire fence and then I'll shut up. Thanks for all this beauty!
What a pleasure it is to look at really lovely photographs - the ducks and other birds don't even seem to know they are in the middle of a gigantic metropolis! Central Park is amazing and probably the only part of New York City I like. I country bumkin like me get too dizzy looking up at all those tall buildings.