Friday, June 24, 2005

Gates series

Gates reflection, Central Park, February 2005

Atop Great Hill, Central Park, February 2005

Near the Great Lawn, Central Park, February 2005

If there's one thing that meant "orange" this winter in New York, it was Christo's The Gates. I took close to 200 photographs in four different trips to Central Park during the installations three-week run. I went into the city on two consecutive mid-week off-days and treked from Columbus Circle in the southwest corner (at 59th St.) of the park up to around 100th St. and then east, over to Central Park East and down to the 80s. My plans were more ambitious than I'd expected, and I didn't get to explore the northern edge of the park, which now remains the last great section I've yet to explore.

Friday, June 17, 2005

Ambiorix Concepcion, Hagerstown Suns at Lakewood BlueClaws, New Jersey, April 2005

Sport? That's this week's challenge? That's what I do. That's my passion. Stopping a moment so fast, so fleeting, as a bat in motion to meet the ball, the orb suspended in mid-air over the plate ... It's a rush to come home and look at a day's output and find a few gems.

I don't think I'll be able to stop at just one. This post will probably come to include a series of shots. And since I've been neglecting this blog for a month, I hope to go back and add posts, some for old challenges, to get back into the groove.