Central Park Reservoir Infrared

This is a telephoto infrared shot of the Central Park Reservoir, taken from the south-east corner of the reservoir looking west. The buildings you see line Central Park West. My infrared processing is ever an ongoing work in progress, and so I was happy to see this week a tutorial from Scott Wood that included some tips and tricks I was previously unaware of, and I used some of them on this image.

The Central Park Reservoir, officially renamed the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, was a functioning part of the City’s water supply until 1993, when a new viaduct made it unnecessary. Concerns that the water contained in it could be contaminated outweighed its need. A path approximately 1.6 miles in length circles the Central Park reservoir and is heavily used by joggers. It was also¬†featured¬†in the movie Marathon Man.

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  1. Thanks for the mention and the link back, I really appreciate that.

    I love the detail in that foliage, it looks great, really good job bringing that out.

  2. Very nice image, Mark. I like the surreal effect of color infrared. And thanks for posting the Scott Wood link. Will definitely check it out.

  3. This is awesome! I love those details! There’s something very special about IR photography I have a hard time verbalizing, but it sure is compelling when done right… like this shot here!
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  4. I love the way colours have been handled in this particularly the foliage – that creates a dramatic band between the blues of the buildings and the inky darkness of the water. Well processed
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  5. Nice photos Mark! I love the color, it’s very alive! Thanks for sharing it.

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