sunday in the park


These swings are on the playground of the Jerome Reservoir Park
in the northern corner of the Bronx.
I took this photo in February 2009

43 comments:

TSannie said...

Beautiful...and very cold looking...no swinging today!

Hilary said...

What a great perspective.. love this.

Mental P Mama said...

W00t! And I love the new header! And, why am I up so late? Gah

Robin said...

Beautiful. I love the composition and the choice of monochrome.

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

love repeats/patterns and when in monochrome, that itself creates a pattern of colour, lots of lines too...great image!!

faye said...

This works so well in monochrome.
And the new header is fantastic...
the ever evolving Daryl.

Ellen said...

They look so sad.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Love all the vertical lines and love the new header.

Dianne said...

I love the sense of stillness
they're waiting for the children

Virginia said...

Great shot and you should have entered it in Monochrome Weekly. It's great !!!
V

bobbie said...

Is it just me, or do these empty swings look terribly cold?

Country Girl said...

New header = very cool.

Swings in February = good angle.

Weather here = very cold.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

cooo....cooo.cooo...trying to be like a cute pigeon (new header is nice!!!)

like the swings capture too :)

Grandma J said...

baby it's cold outside! What's up with all the parks putting rubber matting down. The mud puddles were so much cooler :)

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Lovely mono!

Happy New Year!

Tammy said...

I love the composition of that photo and the black and white is perfect!

Michelle H. said...

Strange emotions they invoke. I first wanted to say it's wonderful to see. But then the absence of anyone on them does bring a bit of sadness. Great photos and perspectives. It leaves a lasting impression.

Brit Gal Sarah said...

The angle you captured doesn't even make them look like swings, interesting shot.

sybil law said...

Totally made me think of "Saturday in the Park" - the Chicago tune, if there's anything else...
Not sure I like having this song stuck in my head. Huh.

Donalyn said...

Nice one Daryl - looks almost as cold as here today!

Akelamalu said...

Swinging shot Daryl! :)

aims said...

Being of a certain age - I think I've always preferred the flat board swings.

More room for my butt.

SandyCarlson said...

Still swings always leave me feeling wistful. They make me realize how fast the years go by. And how simple and beautiful the fun life can be. Just have to take the ride.

mielikki said...

the swings look so lonely....

missb@dragonflyvintage said...

funny, i actually saw a kid on a swing today and thought they were crazy!

MyMaracas said...

Cold and dreary, abandoned and sad ... yep, that's January all over. February too, it would seem. You've really captured the feeling well here, and it's perfect for black and white.

LOVE the pigeons and the lights in your header.

Carver said...

There is something I like about swings and playground equipment in the winter with no one on them. Good shot.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I need to be swinging! With a birds eye view.
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Cloudia said...

Aloha, Friend!

Another masterful shot-


Comfort Spiral

Louis la Vache said...

Nice geometry in this monochrome image!

Lily Hydrangea said...

no one in the park today with this weather-A perfect Winter illustration Daryl.

ds said...

They would have swung on their own today, with all of the wind...something terribly lonely about an empty swing. Nice shot!
Like the new header too.

diane said...

Love the perspective on the swings =)
And, the new header picture is a keeper!
xoxox

fiberdoodles said...

I just love this photo. It looks so peaceful.

Snooty Primadona said...

Love those black & whites. And, what a statement. It's Cold!!!

Stay warm.

heph said...

nice B/W photo

Mojo said...

There's just so much to love abotu this B&W is the perfect choice for starters, and the simple intersections of light/shadow subject/space... It's almost Zen-like. Very tranquil and moody.

Mojo said...

Oh, and that pigeon on the left looks like one angry bird!

steviewren said...

This is a beautifully sharp black and white shot. The contrasts are perfect.

Life with Kaishon said...

Wow. I love that picture. Love it a ton. I can just imagine the happiness those swings evoke in small children!

Ms Hen said...

Love this one.

Suldog said...

There's something sad about playground swings at rest, isn't there? They should all be at angles, with feet stretched out in front, and perhaps a larger person behind ready to give a push.

Love this photo, though. It evokes much in me - melancholy, to be sure, but also wistfulness. I want to ride a swing again. I think I'll make that a priority during my mini-vacation upcoming later this week.

Thanks, Daryl!

kiwi-poette said...

This a wonderful picture. Thanks for sharing.