Silent Sunday – Riverside Park

Silent Sunday - Riverside Park

Silent Sunday – Riverside Park

Once again going into the archives for Silent Sunday and thought it might be nice to revisit my visit to Riverside Park in New York.

Silent Sunday – Riverside Park

I spent the day with Robert and we walked around. For me, I think Riverside Park was really the New York I was expecting. It wasn’t really a place I knew about and it was a surprise discovery. Though, I am so glad I did discover it.

We were both recovering from some massive days walking around the city, so we didn’t explore as much as I would have liked. If I ever go back to New York it is one place I really do want to spend more time exploring.

As with all travel, you don’t always get the images you wish for.  It was a bright sunny day. Though it is hard not to be happy with what I got. Since it was a place I had never been to before I didn’t know what to expect. It is so different when you know where you are going. You do have expectations, especially if you researched it. When you do all that research you see what is possible.

Seeing what is possible can be a massive mistake. When you do that you start to get expectations of what you can do. Those can then make the trip disappointing if you don’t get what you hoped for.

With Riverside Park, it was good that there were none and it was just wonderful to see it.

I had a great day with Robert and really enjoyed talking to him. My feet were sore, but so glad we persisted.

Gallery

Here are the photos from that day. As you can see the sun was very bright. Still, it was a day for talking and spending time with new friends. The photos are just a reminder of that day.

After the gallery, there is another photo.

That night

After we said our goodbyes I went back to the apartment and spent the evening on my own as the friends I was with were out. I went out onto the balcony and could see how windy it was. The clouds were moving fast so I decided to try taking a photo.

Night photography can be great and if the conditions are right you can take longer images without the help of filters. The following one was a 3 minute exposure. I love the way the clouds are moving in lots of different directions.

Enjoy your Sunday.

Silent Sunday - Riverside Park

10 Responses

  1. I was born/raised right next door in New Jersey, so NY is kind of home. Those old brownstones…..way out of my $$$ but absolutely gorgeous images of them.

    • Those brownstones are incredible. Yeah, they look like they would be really expensive. You are lucky you can visit often. If I ever come back, we will need to meet. Thank you.

  2. Often it is not the big, touristy things you remember from a trip…it is the smaller, casual, unplanned events that linger in your memories.

    • I have to agree Robert, it is nice to see the other places that people don’t always think about as well.It was a great day, and thank you so much for showing me around.

  3. Great work. You have some excellent NYC memories.

  4. Hi Leanne, I loved Riverside Park, when I was in NYC a few years ago. I recognize all the places of your marvelous pictures, somehow I took similar images. You are so right, about the light conditions when one travels, if it’s Noon time at the place one is right there, not much one can do. Thanks god, there is Light Room to fix some of the bright light conditions. Have a great sunday

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