Central Park Photography

Central Park after a Snow Storm

Central Park after a Snow Storm

Central Park and the Lake after a Snow Storm

I waited a full year for that magic moment where the fresh snow covers everything, slows New York City to a halt and muffles the traffic sounds. They did forecast a heavy snowfall on the weather channel one night so I knew it was going to be an early start the next morning.

5am, a quick coffee, a subway ride and there I was in Central Park West and 72nd street, in the middle of the winter, just after the end of a major snow storm. There was hardly anybody in the street, the Park was silent and all white. Twelve inches of fluffy snow. Heaven!

After scouting for some time, I finally found a spot that I thought was best. Unfortunately someone had already stepped on the snow in the path and my first thought was that it might ruin the picture. On second thought, I decided to try a panoramic view and make the footsteps an element of the photo that would guide the eyes behind the granite boulder.

This panoramic is made of 14 individual images stitched together to create an almost 180 degree view. From left to right, we can see The Lake, the Citicorp and General Motors building, the Plaza and the iconic Solo buildings, the Essex House, and further on high-rises located on Central Park West including The Majestic, the famous Dakota and San Remo buildings.
Black & White defined best what I felt that early morning and gave it its peaceful and quiet atmosphere.

Central Park is a very special place in the heart of Manhattan that has plenty to offer in all seasons. For me, the Park covered in snow is even more special. I hope this photograph of Central Park and the Lake after the Snow Storm will convey a little bit of this special feeling to you.


Main subject:

Winter photo of Central Park and the Lake after a snow storm.


Central Park, Upper West Side, Manhattan, New York City, USA


40°46'37.00"N 73°58'24.10"W


Horizontal Panoramic - 14 images stitched together (size: 15,071 x 5,569 pixels / 84 megapixels)


Canon 1Ds MarkIII, Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L lens at 24mm