Yesterday before today’s slush.
I’m still not getting the results I want from this latest version of my steadycam. Once again I went to capture Tompkins Square Park in the snow. And once again it was fairly breezy, swinging the balance arm of the steadycam like a pendulum. That along with the slippery footing, and having my left hand holding an umbrella and unable to aid stability, produced less than optimal results. In the video above I let YouTube stabilize the footage. But I don’t think it helped the look of the video much as the process also much degrades the image quality. But this is good enough for blogging, and I got some nice shots of the frozen, nearly empty park.
The upright Krishna tree, an American Elm in the Central Plaza of Tompkins Square Park, and the leaning American Elm next to it are tied together by steel cables. This is probably beneficial in terms of wind resistance for both these great trees.
The area of the park I call Peaceful Grove on my Tompkins Trees map. I like that at this time of the year the architectural details of the buildings along 10th Street are revealed.
The Don Roberts Garden is central in the photo. I was hoping this “first substantial snow of the season” would not be so ephemeral and wet. I caught the park at around ten when the snow was not blowing much and my umbrella could safely keep my camera dry. The sidewalks were somewhat slippery and mostly slush. The park was deserted except for photographers and dog walkers.
The southeast entrance, my favorite. The large gnarled black locust on the right pre-dates the Civil War and the clearing of the central trees to make a parade ground.