Sunday, September 6, 2009

Washington Square Fountain

What do you do on a very hot day in Manhattan? Some people gather around the fountain in Washington Square Park. Most sit on the edge and enjoy the cooling spray, but some venture into the fountain itself. Toddlers slide off the edge and stand right next to their mothers, slapping the surface of the water around their knees and laughing as it splashes. Twelve-year-old boys venture right to the center and allow the geysers to pour over them. Every so often, they jump into the quieter waters, gasping for air. This picture could be any time in any city. Cities can be full of clashing, distracting colors, so I often shoot in black and white.