A Natural Embrace

A Natural Embrace

As I prepare to take a short trip into downtown Cleveland for a little street photography, I’m reminded of what was probably my most photo worthy trip.  It was 2003 and my family traveled to NYC for a family wedding.  We stayed for several days and saw as much of this great city as we could squeeze in.  While walking around in Central Park one day, I came across this scene.  The rock embracing the tree and the tree embracing the rock just fascinated me.  Furthermore, I was amazed that this scene was in the heart of NYC and not out somewhere in the wilderness!

When I chose to convert this photo to black and white, I loved the full range of tones that it contained.  It’s one of those photos that hangs in my home.

About Kolman Rosenberg

My interest in photography began as a college newspaper and yearbook photographer during the stormy 1960s and 1970s. I was influenced by many of the great photojournalists and documentary photographers such as W. Eugene Smith, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, Margaret Bourke-White and other black and white photographers of Life Magazine and the earlier Farm Security Administration. Though many of these photographers documented the horrors of war and the plight of poverty, they also showed me the dignity and adaptability of human beings in their desire to prevail.
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2 Responses to A Natural Embrace

  1. Lee says:

    very nice Kolman. Cool that you still have the print.


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