photos were taken at, around and from within Belvedere Castle located
within Central Park, NYC. Look below each image for descriptive
Within the castle itself one is able to climb up two levels via
an extremely narrow winding staircase. This merely one of the many
photos taken from this wonderful spot. You can see for quite a
distance in virtually all directions. This structure is the wooden
pavillion also known by some as the lookout since you get a grand
view of the Great Lawn as well as Turtle Pond down below. This
image as well as all the others on this page were arrived at by
shooting 3 consecutive hand held photos on the Nikon DSLR
D80 Camera using bracketing for the sake of varying exposures.
As you can see it's worked out well.
This photo was taken from the highest level. Of course you can
see the previously mentioned pavillion again but you can also see
part of the second level right there. Again 3 shots were taken
for this image followed by heavy use of HDR and loads of postprocessing.
'Decided to snap this shot of the stone facade outside of the castle
to see what it would look like. To the left there is the Great
Lawn of Central Park. Three photos were shot to accomplish this with
a miniscule amount of tone mapping followed by very little processing
Here is yet another angle to take a stab at. Up above is one of
the towers of the castle. 3 photos once again were used for this
with very little tone mapping.