Skywatch Friday: Central Park Blues

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My sister, daughter, nephews, and I took a break from the American Museum of Natural History to suck in a little fresh air in Central Park. The kids had a grand old time following the paths this way and that and looking for the arches and the other curiosities of the park. The weather was iffy--meaning it is very likely to pour rain if we don't take our raincoats--but I caught a few views before the deluge.

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  1. Anonymous8:43 AM

    There's a delightful contrast between the everyday and the fairy-tale in these pictures. Awesome captures!

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  2. Those shots are great. So perfectly framed.

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  3. Two beautiful pictures, Sandy. I like the framing of the first one and the color of the buildings in the second.

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  4. Beautifully composed, but what really "makes" these is the combination of composition and color. The bluish cast from (I assume) the overcast, gives these almost a sci-fi/fantasy look. Especially in the first shot. And there's an almost voyeuristic quality in the second one that feels like we're being made privy to some special secret (then again, it is Central Park, so there's no telling what's going on.)

    The second shot would fit right into Carmi's thematic prompt for the week too ("Distant").

    Marvelous work!

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  5. Those are lovely shots Sandy. Glad you got some shots before the deluge. My sister has a small view of Central Park from her window so I was trying to figure out if you were anywhere near her apartment. When you were at the American Museum of Natural History, you were directly across Central Park from where my sister lives.

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  6. Lovely shots. There's an unreal quality to them that makes them so artistic.

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  7. Wait, wait... That top picture - weren't those towers brought down during Ghost Busters right after Sigourney floated above her bed?

    Oh, man. You found a time warp!

    -Greg
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  8. You certainly found the blues here. Nice photos.

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  9. Fantastic! Love Central Park and the blue skies are SO blue! The towers are perfect, do have a fairytale look!

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  10. And special ones at that showing "both worlds."

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  11. love the blues and the views. I enjoyed going to central park and we rode in a carriage in our 2 day trip there 10 years ago.

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  12. Great shots! I really love the second one. It sounds like you all enjoyed your New York State of Mind!

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  13. I was expecting something sad instead we have literally blue pictures. I love both but really like the one across the pond with the reflections.

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  14. I loved today's outing!
    Thanks, Sandy.
    Aloha-

    Comfort Spiral

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  15. I love how you do these with so much blue.

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  16. Lovely captures Sandy and the blue tones are wonderful.
    Thans for sharing.

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  17. Wonderful photos! I love the reflections in the water!

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  18. Oh how beautiful. I almost posted the same pics I took, a twilight skywatching, until I changed my mind and posted the one I had because I needed to know what that building is. Would you help identify that?

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  19. Very nice shots dear Sandy! I hope to visit NYC one day ... Have a great Friday and week-end!

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  20. love your captures ms. sandy...i would love an apartment in those vintage towers.
    have a wonderful weekend.

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  21. These pictures are singing the blues in a fairy tale way!
    Out of this world beautiful.

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  22. Anonymous4:39 PM

    I have only driven through the NYC, never stopped. Your words and photos make it look very appealing.

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  23. Fascinating shot that first one. The two buildings look like they are growing up from the trees! Lovely framing, and beautiful shots both of them!

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  24. Terrific compositions, and I love the blues, looks frozen in time, a perfect moment.

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  25. Rhapsody in blue. They are love letters to most fascinating of cities.

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  26. Beautiful shots, Sandy. Interesting that we have both posted blue hues today.

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  27. Nicely framed as always my friend.
    How you doing?

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  28. Well titled. The photos are well composed and it covers central park nicely.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Alexander
    Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

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  29. You could inspire Gershwin with these shots.

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  30. lovely wonderful blues!

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  31. lovely use of color and great composition. Plus they are certainly eye catching my dear friend!

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  32. Beautiful still mood in these shots of NYC! You do not see the hustle and bustle just a few blocks away.

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  33. Beautiful sky photos. Love the way you capture the buildings through the trees. Have a nice weekend, Sandy.

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  34. Wonderful framing and composition with both your piccies Sandi.

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  35. Those are such neat pictures!!!
    Happy SWF!

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  36. What a lovely hue. I hope you are having a marvelous time. I also came to say...

    I'd like to invite you to play The Queen's Meme every Tuesday with Mimi Queen of Memes.
    The fun begins next week on July 14, 2009.
    The Queen's Meme

    I hope you will join us!
    Mimi Lenox

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  37. Very pretty. I've never been to central park. I love the color in these.

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  38. Neat shots, I like the reflection in the second one.

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  39. I like how you framed each photo with the foliage. Nicely done!

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  40. Sandy - I love the composition and perspective of your photos. Serenity in the middle of the city.

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  41. Lovely photos Sandy, what an incredible place to be.

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  42. Truly lovely. Excellent shots.
    Have a great weekend Sandy.

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  43. with such views, who cares about the rain?! but anyways, we have some really huge rains here too... don't know what's up this summer...

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  44. beautiful shots! love the blues and framing of these photos. the reflection on the 2nd photo is dreamy.

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  45. It´s so lonely and silent looking in the park. It´s like the city has been deserted.

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  46. A beautiful scene!

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  47. I really enjoy these pictures! That blue tone is amazing!

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  48. Beautifully framed and coloured shots.

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  49. They look somehow mysterious in this. Great shot.

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  50. Looks wonderful. This is somewhere I'd LOVE to visit :)

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  51. excellent compositions both!

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  52. Very nice shots. I like the framing of the trees.

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  53. Lovely images and framing!

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  54. Beautiful shots. Love the framing in the last shot.

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  55. Lovely work Sandy...especially the two towers...chills went down my back and crawled back up my arms...congratulations on Post of the Nomination at David's!
    hugs
    Sandi

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  56. Everything's so blue, I love it! Happy Skywatch Friday!

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  57. You were thisclose to me and didnt let me know you were here... I think I may be insulted, I'll get back to you on that .. kidding aside, great shots and I hope you had a great time...

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  58. DOH .. and congrats on being one of David's POTD pix!

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  59. I knew from the first time I looked at your pictures that they are winners: Congratulations on David's Post of the Day Award!

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  60. love how you framed these pics witht he foilage. the city almost looks dreamy in the background. congrats on the POTD mention!

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  61. i love the bluish mood, so poetic

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  62. Great shots! I love the way you framed the first, and the 2nd... love the reflection.

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  63. Sandy, beautiful photos as always. I love the last one showing both worlds.

    Have a great weekend,
    SQ

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  64. Oh my ... both are just LOVELY glimpses of the sky in the midst of your big city. Wonderful framing and perspectives ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  65. l'm so lucky to have been here..thanks for the memory..congrats on POTD

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  66. Sandy,

    Beautiful shots these, and an apt title for the post. Thank you for the memories of my visit to the Central Park 5 years back, and congratulations on the mention on the POTD.:)

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  67. Sandy: Very cool shot of the dual towers at Central Park.

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  68. Hi Sandi. I m Here after a long sojourn. Lovely pictures, cleverly framed. The mystery deepens with it's blue hues. Love the second one for it's pretty reflection in the water. Central Park in all it's glory, and a phographer par excellence...!!
    Congrats for nomination to POTD.

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  69. Great shots Sandy, the first one reminds me of family portraits of days gone by, holding stock still and watching the birdie while being immortalised on a glass plate.
    Lovely blue, I bet you all had great fun in the park.

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  70. that second shot's poetic, thanks for sharing.

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  71. Beautiful scenes and lovely coloring...I love the refection of the skyline in the second shot - perfect captures. The info about the turtles at JFK was interesting too...hadn't heard about it! Thanks for visiting my SWF post. Hi from California!

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  72. What a peaceful place in the middle of a city!

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  73. Magical !!!

    I love the soft, blue effect ...

    Great shots, Sandy !!

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  74. Love the bluenesses! It just seems magical!

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