Fake Spring in Central Park

April was getting on and the trees weren’t blooming, so I got a little worried that cherry blossom season would be a no-show in NYC this year. I took a day to go walk through Central Park to see just what was blooming in the middle of April. Sadly, I hadn’t really checked the weather other than to see it wouldn’t rain. It was freezing out, but I’m stubborn and still took a roughly 4.5 mile walk around the park. Here are some of the highlights.

Starting off down by the Gapstow, where we have some trees saying goodbye to winter.

Starting off down by the Gapstow, where we have some trees saying goodbye to winter.

A family sits out on the rocks looking for ducks.

A family sits out on the rocks looking for ducks.

Some color from the flowers.

Some color from the flowers.

Some cherry blossoms by the Lake.

Some cherry blossoms by the Lake.

So much not in bloom.

So much not in bloom.

A few blooms in Bethesda Terrace.

A few blooms in Bethesda Terrace.

Frame work with blooms.

Frame work with blooms.

The willows are slowly getting in gear.

The willows are slowly getting in gear.

Alice in springtime.

Alice in springtime.

Look up at the sun through the magnolias.

Look up at the sun through the magnolias.

I had to sit for a bit in the shade of the tree.

I had to sit for a bit in the shade of the tree.

Of course the best blooms were fenced off due to the restoration/cleaning of the obelisk.

Of course the best blooms were fenced off due to the restoration/cleaning of the obelisk.

We've stumbled onto a music video shoot. Nice location.

We’ve stumbled onto a music video shoot. Nice location.

These are all in pre-bloom.

These are all in pre-bloom.

Shading the path.

Shading the path.

The cherry trees have weird trunks.

The cherry trees have weird trunks.

Showing off the early blooms.

Showing off the early blooms.

Painting effect.

Painting effect.

A plaque for the area.

A plaque for the area.

A closer view so everyone can read it.

A closer view so everyone can read it.

Not a lot of joggers out, despite the sun, it's freezing.

Not a lot of joggers out, despite the sun, it’s freezing.

Next week: We’re going to return to the b&w shots as I finally did go to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens for the cherry blossoms, but I have a busy week and they probably won’t be ready for posting in time. Patience is a virtue.

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About nsantasier

I am an actor, fight choreographer, playwright, and photographer based in and around NYC. I shoot on a Canon Rebel XS with either a Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens or a Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom lens as they are the only lenses I currently own.
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