Thursday, December 31, 2020

Bethesda Terrace at Night (2020)

Moving Forward


2020 has been a challenging year. Everyone knows someone who has lost someone, and many of us have lost people who were very dear to us.

We can't change what's happened. We'll never recover what's been lost. All we can do is stay strong and move forward with positive intentions and a new appreciation for what's truly important.


a photograph of bethesda terrace in central park new york
Bethesda Terrace At Night (2020)



Live fully, love passionately, create fearlessly. Better days lie ahead. Every moment is precious, and there is not time to waste.


Camera:    Sony a7R IV
Lens:        Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L


Wishing you great light and meaningful moments!

Copyright © 2020 Daniel R. South
www.dansouthphoto.com
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Thursday, December 10, 2020

Night View Of The Bow Bridge - Central Park (2020)

Romantic Reflections



a photo of the bow bridge in central park new york at night



The elegant curves of Central Park's Bow Bridge have been featured in movies and television shows.

Across the water are two of New York's most exclusive residential properties, The Eldorado (with the tall towers) and The Dakota (far left) where John Lennon lived.


Camera:    
Sony a7R IV
Lens:        Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM


Wishing you great light and meaningful moments!

Copyright © 2020 Daniel R. South
www.dansouthphoto.com
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Monday, November 23, 2020

Autumn Leaves - Central Park (2020)

Enjoying The Change Of Seasons


a photo of dry autumn leaves and green ivy in central park new york city
Autumn Leaves - Central Park (2020)




Camera:    
Sony a7R IV
Lens:        Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM


Wishing you great light and meaningful moments!

Copyright © 2020 Daniel R. South
www.dansouthphoto.com
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Saturday, November 21, 2020

Sunlit Lawn - Central Park

On A Clear Day


New York's Central Park is a busy place. This lawn is typically full of people, hundreds of people who come here to read, sunbathe, toss footballs and Frisbees, or just to enjoy some fresh air while spending time with friends.

On this day, too, the people where there. They were behind me, crammed onto smaller patches of grass. The park was not nearly as peaceful as it seems in the photo.

Nevertheless, and to my great delight, this popular meadow was closed. I'm not sure why; I didn't take time to read the sign. I saw the opportunity to take a very special photo of a park without people, and I got to work on that. 

The weather was perfectly clear. The grass was an amazing rich green for late in the season. And that streak of sunlight channeling through the buildings, that was just pure magic.

This is my favorite photo of the year.



a photo of a sunlit meadow in central park new york city
Sunlit Meadow - Central Park




Camera:    
Sony a7R IV
Lens:        Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L


Wishing you great light and meaningful moments!

Copyright © 2020 Daniel R. South
www.dansouthphoto.com
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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Floral Abstract In Central Park

A Bouquet Of Bokeh


When engineering meets impressionism, or it's good to be shallow? ;-)



an abstract color photography of flowers in central park new york with shallow depth of field






Camera:    
Sony a7R IV
Lens:        Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM @ f/1.8


Wishing you great light and meaningful moments!

Copyright © 2020 Daniel R. South
www.dansouthphoto.com
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Saturday, November 14, 2020

Throwback Taxi - New York City (2020)

Dream Car


A classic ride for a groom and a bride!



a photo of a classic car new york city taxi at night




Camera:    
Sony a7R IV
Lens:        Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM @ f/1.8


Wishing you great light and meaningful moments!

Copyright © 2020 Daniel R. South
www.dansouthphoto.com
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Monday, October 26, 2020

Tribute Lights - New York City (2019)

New Perspectives on a Solemn Anniversary


I missed the the 9/11 tribute lights this year. I had heard that they were planning to cancel the them due to the pandemic. I saw on the news that they actually were on, so either they changed their plans at the last-minute, or my information was wrong. Hopefully, things will be a bit more normal by next September. This was only the second time that I have missed the anniversary.

Thankfully, I was able to photograph the lights last year, when I captured some of my favorite images, including this one that I shot from one of the piers on the Hudson River.



a photo of the tribute lights in new york city by daniel south
9/11 Tribute Lights - New York City (2019)




This was one of my first attempts to adapt my Canon 24mm tilt-shift lens to a Sony mirrorless camera body. I sold most of my Canon gear years ago, but I couldn't bring myself to part with this lens, because I loved it so much.

This lens was my favorite for landscapes and architecture during my Canon years. Happily, its optical performance is outstanding, and it adapts well to sensors with resolution that I could not have imagined when I purchased it ten years ago.

When you're lucky enough to discover a classic, hold onto it.


Camera:    
Sony a7R III
Lens:        Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L


Wishing you great light and meaningful moments!

Copyright © 2020 Daniel R. South
www.dansouthphoto.com
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Sunday, October 25, 2020

Boardwalk at Dusk - Nice, South of France

Blending Shapes And Tones In The Blue Hour


A flashback to a lovely May evening in Nice, a stunningly beautiful coastal city in Southeastern France.



a photo of the boardwalk at dusk in nice france
Boardwalk At Dusk - Nice, South Of France





Camera:    Nikon D700
Lens:    Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G


Wishing you great light and meaningful moments!


Copyright © 2020 Daniel R. South

www.dansouthphoto.com

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