In some ways it feels like just yesterday that I blogged my 34 NYC & Central Park Snow Pictures of the 2016 Blizzard, and in other ways it feels like a lifetime ago. One of my favorite things about living in Manhattan this past year has been the weather. No, seriously! Having grown up in the UK it’s transformative to live in city where the sun shines almost everyday. Even when it’s cold, the sky is often blue and the sun shining. If it rains in the morning, you can bet that the sun will be back out for golden hour. I love it! Recently, I was walking through Central Park at magic hour and thought about how different it looked to when I had done my last photo tour through the park’s twist and turns in last winter’s historic blizzard. I’ve been sharing my golden hour snaps from around the world on Instagram for several years, but today I’m sharing a photo story of a magic golden hour in Central Park, NYC. Click through after the jump to see all the beautiful and surprisingly quiet, touching moments from my walk.
Bridge no.27 is one of the three decorative cast-iron bridges that spans the bridle path near the 86th Street Transverse road. It’s right next to the Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, too.Another view of Bridge 27.The light felt ethereal and magical. Fireflies filled the skies and the scent of summer flowers was intoxicating.As the sun lowered in the sky, the rays intensified as they skimmed the tops and sides of the buildings that surround the park.Quiet, intimate moments like these are so restorative in a city as fast-paced as NYC.The park was rich with a palette of gorgeous green hues.Did you know that there are stables in the park? These lovely horses are very well cared for and quite handsome, too!Look at that light – wow!I love how the iconic NYC skyline almost pales in size when you view it from the treetops of Central Park.That hazy, rich summer light brought out the beauty in form and color of the greenery.It’s easy to find empty walkways and privacy in the park. I love getting lost in the maze of small tracks and paths.Texture inspiration central (above). | The last light (below). Where do you like to walk to soak up the golden hour?// Photography by Will Taylor