The San Remo is one of the most luxurious and expensive apartment buildings in Manhattan. Built in 1929 it’s architecture is very iconic. Particularly the way the building splits at the 18th floor into the two 10 floor towers. Going to the south side of The Lake I noticed people in boats rowing around which added to the image. Walking along the lake shore line I wanted to find a spot where I didn’t have any trees or tree branches at the top of the frame and get low enough to capture the full reflection of the building in the frame.
View from Bethesda Terrace at the end of the Mall in New York’s Central Park. The fountain in the middle is also called Angel of Waters. It was taken from the Bethesda Terrace looking down on the fountain with The Lake behind. When taking the majority of photographs I do my best to avoid crowds of people, here I wanted to show how busy this area of the park was. The highlight for me was seeing the Free Conversation inflatable sofas in the foreground.
Walking down the length of Wall Street it surprised me how short the street itself was. Less than a mile (only 8 blocks) which in Manhattan terms is not a long street. The world famous entrance to the New York Stock Exchange seen here is on Broad Street. This photograph was taken with a 10mm wide angle lens and I used Lightroom and Photoshop to correct the distortions. It is a narrow street so I couldn’t get any further back than I was when this was captured.
One of my favourite parts of Central Park is the areas on the south east side near to 5th Ave and some of the taller skyscrapers that Manhattan has to offer. On the water you can see a few Mallard Ducks but this pond is more famous for Turtles. So much so it is also known as Turtle Pond. On the rock in the centre of the frame a photographed half a dozen turtles enjoying the autumn sunshine. It is home to five species of turtles. It is said that many of these lovely animals started out as pets in the nearby apartments, but outgrew their urban homes and were brought to the Park by their owners.