Saturday, November 20, 2010

Just gimme a ball park figure

Photograph copyright: DAVID MCMAHON (Image ID: USA2010-NYC02July-1050)


There aren't many shots I take with a focal length of only 18mm, but this is one of them. It was shot late on a perfect evening in early July in New York's Central Park, as a single batter limbered up, with long shadows showing how late in the day it was when I took the photograph..

The range of colours, as well as the strong horizontal patterns, had to be captured against that beautiful sky. For us, it was strange to be walking through Central Park in shorts and T-shirts, because frosty Melbourne was in the grip of winter when we flew out.

24 comments:

Gaston Studio said...

Ah, summer at Cental Park... wonderful shot David.

Charles Gramlich said...

Makes me miss my son's days in little league.

ArtistUnplugged said...

Lovely shot displaying the beautiful colors and activities of the summer!

RuneE said...

Frosty Melbourne???
I'll show you frost :-)

Have a nice weekend!

Shrinky said...

Goodness David, you sure do get around! You've captured the moment beautifully, as ever.

Daryl said...

Summer in NYC can be very hot and sweaty but there is usually a breeze in the park on the ballfields

Maggie May said...

I love the sky. So blue.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

joan said...

It makes me miss Summer...........pretty

TechnoBabe said...

Did you stay to watch the game?

Jewels said...

WOW. That's one of my favourites.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Great shot, David with your wide angle lens. Just had a look at it blown up.
It would be a good place to learn to throw the athletic hammer I should think.

Virginia said...

You just gotta love that northern and southern hemispheres thang, right?? HAAAAA

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david mcmahon said...

It was the first time I've been to NYC, Jane - and one of the highlights was meeting fellow blogger DarylE

david mcmahon said...

For me, it was a unique experience, Charles. First visit to NYC ....

david mcmahon said...

Thanks, Artist Unplugged - it was a huge reversal in temperatures!

david mcmahon said...

RuneE - There is NO way Melbourne can compete with your wintry temperatures!

david mcmahon said...

Shrinky, it was such a pleasure to be there with the whole family, especially since I had never been there before.

david mcmahon said...

Funny you should mention that, Daryl. Our first five days in Long Island were REALLY hot, but our time in Manhattan was quite temperate. We were lucky!

david mcmahon said...

Maggie, NYC was such a visual city. I can't wait to go back.

david mcmahon said...

Joan - we're only a few days away from the official start of summer here.

david mcmahon said...

TechnoBabe - we were in a hurry, so I'll have to take in a game next time we're there.

david mcmahon said...

Jewels, that's so kind of you. It was also novel for us to see sprinklers being used. We've had a drought for a decade, so sprinklers (and fountains) are banned!

david mcmahon said...

Aye, Eddie - but I'm not sure I'm the right one to try tossing the hammer.

david mcmahon said...

Virginia, very kind of you to comment on the title. My thanks. On my way to your contest now ....