City Landscape

Viewing a photograph should evoke some kind of emotion.  Sometimes it can be shock, or arouse a memory whether pleasant or sad.  It can tell a story to document an event, capturing a moment in time.  It can have a touch of humor or bring a tear to your eye.  It can be artist and graphic.  Or it can be just plain pretty.

I have been questioning the validity of this series of photographs, did they have merit?  But then I thought of all the landscape photographers that go out to photograph Slot Canyon, the Salt Flats, Mount Rainer, etc.  The images I have seen shot in those locations are just beautiful.  Since I live in the city, this in my take at landscape photography. 

 Archway

Archway

 Zig-Zag

Zig-Zag

 Bethesda Fountain

Bethesda Fountain

 Bow Bridge

Bow Bridge

 Cleopatra's Needle

Cleopatra's Needle

 Reservoir Sunset

Reservoir Sunset

I have lived on the island of Manhattan for close to 40 years.  I have lived 5 blocks from Central Park for close to 28 of those.  Only in the last year or so have I come to embrace the park and all the beauty that it has inside.  My love of photography makes me see in new ways and explore different locations, something I might not do without my camera.  It makes me appreciate this city, seeing it in bountiful and distinctive ways.

Sometimes a photograph can be just plain pretty.

Susan Marie