While Central Park can offer a backdrop to some of the most beautiful images made in New York City it can also act a photographers worst enemy. Much of the time the natural beauty of the landscape acts an isolating barrier hiding the hustle and bustle of daily life behind stone walls and towering trees. However, the one thing that you can’t get away from are the thousands of other people that also flee to the park trying to get away from you! I took a stroll through the park after the most recent snow, having not opted for a crack of dawn visit on a Saturday, I was surrounded by the masses sledding, slipping and sliding all around me. The activity provided a never ending supply of photographic subjects for anyone willing to make some new friends but on this morning I was really only interested in making a photograph to showcase the landscape wrapped in its blanket of ice and snow. I decided the best way to remove all the people from mucking up my shots was to start by looking where they weren’t looking and going where they weren’t going. Up and Up.