Sunday, January 9, 2011

A Swing through Bryant Park at Night

Bryant Park on the way home.  I promise I'll soon go off my usual path to work and back to get capture some other NYC scenes.   I'll be super-inspired next month - I'm going to take a one-day seminar at the International Center of Photography on how to use all the settings on a DSLR.   They promise I'll never use the auto or icon modes again!

The skaters, Bryant Park Hotel and Empire State Building.

People have to told it is OK if their kids laugh at them (sign on left).  These tables have little heaters above and below.

The back of the New York Public Library - the east side of the Park.

The ceiling murals in the library.

There are a few Christmas stalls open in the Park.  These twirl with the slightest breeze.

We still have our Christmas tree up too.  We took off and packed away all the ornaments, but it still looks pretty with just the lights and one cloth ornament at the bottom for Lola.  It will come down this week.  Year-round, I have an odd recurring nightmare where it is March or later, the tree is still up, ornaments are falling off and there is nary a needle on it.  Must be something about my fear of procrastination.

Surprising to see the fountain running in winter.  These usually are turned off at the first sign of a freeze.

The line to get into the skating rink.

Beansie, not a fan of the winter sports or winter weather, uses the light as a heat lamp.  He'd climb into it if he could as you can from all the cat hairs along the bottom rim of the shade.   When he is cold, he makes himself so small - in fact in he long and very tall!  This was taken before we took the ornaments off the tree - I swear, we have done that!


rachel said...

I have lampshades just like that! Fur-trimmed.....

Two French Bulldogs said...

Beautiful. We were just talking about ice skating in NY
Benny & Lily

Carola Bartz said...

My daughter said there is no room to fall on the ice-rink (so that makes the sign redundant...)
Lovely pictures (as usual)

diane said...

Love that first shot with the Red and Green Empire State Bldg.

Dartford Warbler said...

Thank you for a virtual walk around your amazing city.I love the photo of the Christmas tree and the Empire State Building.

lovethosecupcakes said...

The skating rink looks to be very popular. We took down our tree the day after New Year's Day. Once the festivities are over I like it all out of the way. Then I moan about the house looking bare!

pobsb said...

lovely series

rachel said...

This isn't a comment, Kate, but an observation (23rd Jan) that your photos don't all seem to be showing up, but are just a ? in a small blue square. My computer or yours, do you think?

Kate on Clinton said...

Rachel - thanks for heads-up, but I checked on my and another computer, and the photos are showing up. Very odd, and hopefully it is just some temporary glitch.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Kate!

Love these photos of Bryant Park at night. I didn't get a chance to visit the boutiques during the Christmas season last year. All the snow has been keeping me busy've getting in shape with all the shoveling I've had to do with our weekly snow storms.

How is the photography class? I'd love to learm more about my camera's manual settings.