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The city tundra of Central Park sunset in winter . . .



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  1. February 9, 2014

    That last photo with the addition of the brush on the right enhances the photo incredibly! That looks like a painting.

    • February 9, 2014

      It felt almost as though I had wandered into a painting. Thank you Angeline!

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      February 24, 2014


  2. February 9, 2014

    Ooo, ahhh, pretty grays of winter Patti !

  3. February 9, 2014

    Lovely vistas Patti.

  4. February 9, 2014

    Painted with your winter brush, looking good.

  5. February 9, 2014

    That poor little bush puts in all in perspective, brilliant.

    • February 9, 2014

      So lonely out there in the cold . . .. thank you so much Elena!

  6. February 9, 2014

    Cold! So cold! Bring back summer, pleeeeeeeeeeaaas!

  7. serialphotographer #
    February 9, 2014

    Very evocative series

  8. February 9, 2014

    I like the soft tones – and how the trees and buildings almost become one.

    • February 9, 2014

      The blur of winter, thank you so much Rabirius!

  9. February 9, 2014

    Beautiful! A new take on the Fairytale of New York. :)

    • February 9, 2014

      I like that idea, thank you so much Alison! :)

  10. February 9, 2014

    nice term “city tundra” – maybe there exists a social tundra (not in NYC, elsewhere, maybe in Somalia)

    • February 9, 2014

      Or perhaps it can exist as a simple state of mind . . .

      • February 10, 2014

        you are right, in my lifetime I had the pleasure to be the slave of such “mind tundras” – till I managed to free myself…

  11. February 9, 2014

    Patti these are pure frosty joy to see. Lovely work. xo

    • February 9, 2014

      Thank you dear Lanier! Pure frost joy makes me want to run out and play in the snow, want to come?

      • February 10, 2014

        YES by al the Cristalle ferries of a winters night . Aye by the light in your smile I say yes. Play and skate and songs of joy shall ring from the lips of this old boy.

        • February 12, 2014

          Yes, yes, yes! :)

          • February 12, 2014

            Here is to a world full of Yes!

            • February 12, 2014

              Over at yours now, with Lady Emma, another Yes!

              • February 12, 2014

                Ah yes the Lady Emma… Hope you find it to your liking. Hugs

                • February 12, 2014

                  What a woman, and what’s not to love! Away with the roses we go . . . xx

                  • February 12, 2014

                    be careful of the thorns. xoxo

  12. February 9, 2014

    Lovely pictures. An artist can find beauty even iii the city tundra. Happy Sunday.

    • February 9, 2014

      That is so sweet of you to say, thank you Tom and hope you enjoyed a pleasant week-end!

  13. zitapearson #
    February 9, 2014

    I can hear the silence in these photographs….

  14. February 9, 2014

    Stunning images, Patti!

    • February 10, 2014

      Thank you so much Emily! Central Park has so many wonderful moods.

  15. February 9, 2014

    Lovely photos. Winter in America, so beautiful and moody.

  16. February 10, 2014

    A wonderful set of slides with this great song, and such a treat to hear it after all these years. Thank you so much Gerard!

    • February 10, 2014

      Strangely, this is one of my all-time favourite songs, probably because of its melancholy mood. We had a recording in Australia by Doug Ashdown. This version was ‘new’ to me! Thanks.

      • February 11, 2014

        Makes you want to curl up in bed and stay under the blankets . . . . forever! :)

  17. February 10, 2014

    The colours are so subtle, Patti – and cold and still and quiet. Great shots – I especially love that last one. :)

    • February 11, 2014

      It’s sometimes very easy to forget you are in NYC, this was definitely one of those times. Thank you so much Meredith!

      • February 11, 2014

        Yes, I know what you mean about Central Park but I don’t think I’ve seen shots that illustrate how vast it is quite like these, Patti.

  18. February 10, 2014

    hi Patti,
    written for you, inspired by your metaphor:
    thank you for the creative conversation!

  19. February 10, 2014

    You have captured the wonderful sense of space Patti! Is the city tundra as silent as it looks?

    • February 10, 2014

      Wonderfully painterly shots, Patti! The palette reminds me of Brueghel.

      • February 11, 2014

        Richard, I can’t paint for toffee so thank you very much for your kind words!!

    • February 11, 2014

      Thank you Philippa and yes, I promise you, it is as silent as it looks!

  20. February 10, 2014

    Beautiful images! I love your work Patti!

    • February 12, 2014

      Robyn, so touched by your kind words and a big thank you to you!

  21. February 10, 2014

    Lovely! awesome pictures

  22. February 13, 2014

    Soft and beautiful!! And such a vivid contrast to your usual vibrant NYC vignettes! Love the last one too Patti.

  23. February 14, 2014

    But you can paint, and you have just showed it :) I like the minimalistic cover the snow provides, and I love the tones in your pictures Patti!

  24. February 18, 2014

    Winter’s faint pastels —
    Who says you can’t paint? Wrong! Even if it’s you who says so —

  25. February 19, 2014

    You make winter look so ethereal, Patti. I am reminded of The Chronicles of Narnia; something out of a mystical tale.

    • February 20, 2014

      Thank you so much Annie, sending you greetings to your place in the sun!

  26. February 20, 2014

    I know that it’s an illusion, but everything looks so clean when it’s covered in snow.

  27. February 21, 2014

    I just wish Hampstead Heath was like this at the moment… Lovely shots Patti :-)

  28. March 10, 2014

    Great softness, they have a watercolour feel, I think!

    • March 13, 2014

      Winter plays such lovely games with our senses don’t you think!

  29. March 12, 2014

    I grew up in NYC. Lovely trip back…thanks to you.

    • March 13, 2014

      I am sure you must have many stories to tell! Lovely to meet you!

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