A few weeks ago it was terribly freezing outside, but I had time to kill between things, so I, rather foolishly, trundled off into the park with my camera. I aimed for the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis reservoir and the little trod on area east of it. The perk was that the park was pretty empty so I got a lot of unobstructed images. The con was that I froze my butt off which made for an uncomfortable remainder of the day/week. Anyway, here are some of the images I got:
This guy greeted me as I entered the park.
Passing the bridge with no name on the maps of the park.
Apparently some crazy people had been out jogging on what was, ostensibly, a sheet of ice around the reservoir.
That is some interesting ice patterns.
Here come the birds!
Cherry trees look creepy without any leaves.
So strange to see the jogging trail so empty.
The east side entrance to the reservoir jogging track. Taxis can drop you off right in front of it.
The taxi loop by the gate.
The boathouse at the southern tip of the reservoir.
Yes I turned it so it was right side up.
If you look at the top quarter of the obelisk you will see the beginnings of what will be a conservancy process.
I love this spooky image.
Winter in Narnia.
Never saw Bethesda so empty.
The Bow Bridge is empty as well.
Along the lake, some of this path was rock solid ice and a bit treacherous.
The lake ice claims this tree.
A favorite spot for couples.
Got a gap in the clouds.
Along the bench lined path into Columbus Circle and a cup of hot chocolate.
Next week: due to projects and time, we’ll start taking a look at some b&w images I’ve shot and worked on over the years.