Photowalk: Madison Square Park in February
I decided to stroll to Fotografiska to sit and drink tea, and read a book. It’s too cold to walk around comfortably and take photos, so I usually look for indoor activities (museums, bookstores, cafes, etc.) However, the cloudy, gray, cold atmosphere led to a few nice photographic opportunities, especially as I strolled through Madison Square Park, and so I grabbed a few pics.
As I approached the park, I noticed a lot of steam rising from the street. A concrete railing served as a good leading line to the street corner. The sidewalk was pretty deserted, so I had to wait a few minutes before someone entered the scene, serving as a good subject. The gray, the steam, the red glow from the traffic light, and the man’s silhouette gave me the look I was going for.
The park was pretty empty, except for two guys who were sitting on the perimeter of the fountain. I took a couple of pics of them, from a variety of angles.
The grounds of Madison Square Park are often used to showcase art projects by new artists. Currently, there’s a cool exhibit featuring rows of chairs with desktops. Tree branches emerge from the top of each desktop. It’s a pretty cool effect.
It’s early February, so I’m expecting cold weather for the next few weeks. This puts a damper on my photography, however, the forecast for the next few days shows temps reaching the 50s, which should spur me to get out there and start shooting again.