Wednesday, November 08, 2006

NYC Marathon and Central Park at its Peak

Sunday I woke up relatively early and headed to the park to see if the leaves had finally changed for the fall. I was pleasently surprised that Fall had finally begun. I got off the subway at 66th Street to check out the end of the NYC Marathon. The wheelchair race was just ending. I went over to the Time Warner Center to check out one of my favorite views. In the center of the picture, behind the truck, Marilson Gomes dos Santos made a remarkable debut, breaking away from the lead pack in the last quarter of Sunday's race and holding off an all-star field of challengers to become the first South American to win the race, man or woman. Gomes finished in 2 hours, 9 minutes and 58 seconds.Then I walked over to the west side of the park to take a few photos. I happen to come upon the part of the race that runs right through the center. As luck would have it I caught Lance Armstrong running by. This was within a minute of me walking to this spot.Then I went back to shooting in the park. Congratulations to the DEMOCRATS, now its on to the WHITE HOUSE!!

6 Comments:

Blogger MovieMerlin said...

How cool lucking out on Lance Armstrong! Love the photos, makes me miss New York. I will have to stop there again when I finally head home. How did you do those photos part Black and White, part colour? They look great!

11/08/2006 9:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gorgeous photos!

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