For about 120 years, the Gapstow Bridge at the southern end of New York’s Central Park has offered a moment of peace in the shadow of Midtown Manhattan. In the fall, the surrounding trees make it even more magical. Dorothy Ruckdeschel has noticed.
Lead Image: Dorothy Ruckdeschel’s setup and work in progress in Central Park in NYC
“All of the park is beautiful this time of year, but I specifically headed for Gapstow Bridge for several reasons,” says Ruckdeschel. “I love it — the ivy on the bridge turns a brilliant burgundy in the fall, and there is a spot to set up off the beaten path. The light was a gift of the season, and the red under the bridge was the first color on the canvas.”