NY -- NYC -- Central Park -- Lehman Gates (by zoo):
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Description of Subject Matter: Lehman Gates
Designed by Paul Manship, the renowned sculptor of Prometheus at Rockefeller Center's skating rink, the Group of Bears at the Ruth and Arthur Smadbeck-Heckscher East Playground, and the Osborn Gates at the Ancient Playground, it depicts animals, birds, and boys playing panpipes in a fanciful art Deco scrolling lintel. The whole composition is a lovely commentary on the interaction between children and animals, fitting for the zoo entrance. The Lehman Gates were donated by Governor and Mrs. Herbert H. Lehman in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary upon the opening of the Children's Zoo in 1961.
They were restored by the Conservancy in the 1980s.
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2002 photos: Image quality isn't going to be very good for the first half of this year because these are scans of prints.
Equipment this year: I took the plunge and bought my first digital camera. It was August 2002 and I bought an Epson PhotoPC 3100Z. While a nice camera, it had some quirks and bumping it would result in it being totally out of focus until you manually shut it down -- something which blurred almost every picture I took in New York City one day.
Trips this year: Two weeks out west, one week in New York, and one week down south.
This was the year I started the photo web site. It started to come together in August 2002, mostly as a way of allowing me to keep track of the pictures I was taking. It took awhile to add some basic bells and whistles (logging didn't get added until November) but it's been pretty much like it started out since then. Archaic but working, and free!
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