Central Park Photography

Crisp fall morning in Central Park - New York

Photo of Central Park on a crisp autumn morning - New York City - Panoramic

Crisp fall morning in Central Park - New York

Central Park is beautiful during the fall season, with the trees' deep greens turning into a full range of yellows, oranges and reds.

Fall colors came late that year. I took this photograph on a gorgeous, crisp November morning as the sun was rising and starting to illuminate the beautiful autumn foliage by the Pond and the buildings along Central Park in the background. The park was quiet and almost entirely mine as there was hardly anybody out as that early hour.

The cracked boulder on the left has a fascinating story that I remember hearing a few years ago. It is one of those gigantic schist rock formations that we can find in Central Park. These boulders are the remnants of the bedrock of an ancient glacier that came all the way from the north, covering what is known as Manhattan today and ending its course in the Atlantic.

The cracks in boulders like this one were carved by the friction between the mile-thick ice sheet, the rocks underneath and the bedrock at the bottom. Isn't it amazing to see such ancient marks right in the heart of New York City!


Main subject:

Autumn morning in Central Park South near the Pond.


Central Park, New York, USA


40°45'56.14"N 73°58'27.73"W


Horizontal Panoramic - 9 images stitched together (size: 14,443 x 4,679 pixels / 68 megapixels)


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

This photo also shows: The Pierre Hotel, the Essex House, the newly finished One57 skyscraper, the Time Warner Center across the Pond and the Gapstow Bridge.