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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Prospect Park In Lights

I feel fortunate to have seen this wonderful display the last night of its illumination. Prospect Park in Lights was funded by a gift from Mort Zuckerman, publisher of the New York Daily News, to the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City. The installation consisted of more than 600,000 LEDs decorating Prospect Park's four major gateways (Grand Army Plaza, Bartel-Pritchard Circle, Park Circle and Parkside/Ocean Ave). Click here for more photos. The illuminated displays, created by Brooklyn-based lighting designer Jim Conti who also teaches at Parson's, simulate and celebrate different aspects of nature: the look of snowflakes frosting the ledges of the Memorial Arch at Grand Army Plaza, wisteria vines atop the Pergola at Parkside and Ocean Avenues, animated waves for the Bailey Fountain and of course the tree under the arch. Many of the LED lights changed colors and were synchronized with wireless animated controllers. It was stunning...

9 comments:

Jackie said...

What a brilliant picture. I bet it was quite a sight.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photo, especially for the subtle night effects...

Brian said...

Twas a sight indeed.
Brian

Jude said...

I love the fountain photo too on the flickr page. Truly spectacular. Thanks.

Dsole said...

how wonderful!!
:)

Curly said...

Absolutely stunning Brian!

Curly's Photoshop

DwD said...

that is just fantastic!

Brian said...

jude, dsole, curly, dwd;

Thank you all. I liked it better than many of the displays in Manhattan. I wish I had gotten to see all four gates and shoot them with a tripod.
Brian

Clumbsy said...

That is beautiful