BEST LAID PLANS AND DREAMS DON’T ALWAYS MATERIALIZE
I had planned to explore much more of New York with my favorite digitally converted infrared camera. I was going to walk through every corner of Central Park, and hopefully a few more of the city’s beautiful parks. However, what did I expect on a hot summer July with temperatures in the mid-nineties, and a hot and humid climate, just like the one I left the Midwest for to move to California. August or September would have been a better choice, but that was out of my hands. Unfortunately, the weather for this photographer was an unwelcome, malevolent force, making my walking slow and difficult. I had to return to my California home, determined to revisit one of my favorite cities at another time and date, in better condition to fight the natural elements.
In the meantime, as well as I could, with the help of my husband and our Canadian fellow New Yorker fan and friend, Scott, both tall, long legged, swift moving walkers, I managed to use the heat to capture some infrared images to share that show this beloved city in a new light. That same heat that seems to relish human torture is an excellent source for utilizing the qualities of infrared photography, which is most successful on a hot, sunny afternoon.
I will return to capture every corner of Central Park and much more of New York as I originally hoped to do. In the meantime, I hope that the surreal infrared technology utilized in these photographs creates a new aesthetically pleasing way to view the natural settings of New York.