I went up to the Mall Area in New York City’s Central Park yesterday to capture some of fall color starting to happen in the city.  The wide sidewalk here is lined with  American Elm.  These trees are grand, with large, erratic branches that look and act like the octopus tentacles from 1000 Leagues Under the Sea.  (Remember that ride at Disney World? – Ha, I’m getting old). The leaves all change in harmony in this area of the park because it’s the only type of tree around, making for a postcard-like shot.  I was even able to capture the famous sidewalk with no tourists and vendors present because of the rain we had yesterday.

On a camera/technical note – I was annoyed to discover that my Canon 24mm-105mm, image stabilizer sometimes causes my photos to be more blurry than without it.  I checked my focus quite closely on the spot while taking this shot and ran it with and without the stabilizer.  The stabilizer definitely blurred the background when I turned it on.  That’s frustrating.  I wonder if anyone else has had this problem?

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5 comments

  • November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am // Reply

    Wow. That is stunning! It’s amazing to see how much the colors have changed since the last time you photographed the mall area (so much yellow!). NY in fall is my favorite, sad I’m missing it so…thanks for the glimpse! Les couleurs sont très magnifiques :)

  • November 1, 2011 at 4:19 pm // Reply

    Absolutely gorgeous! The colors are so beautiful – job well job senor!

    PS You going to be in Atown for any of the holidays?

  • October 1, 2012 at 11:26 pm // Reply

    Just wondering…how were you able to find a time to take this shot without any people in it?

    • October 9, 2012 at 2:31 pm // Reply

      Very early in the morning – before the sun is even up. It’s the best time to enjoy Central Park.

  • November 16, 2012 at 2:45 pm // Reply

    Do you sell this photo?

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