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Our Summer Photo-Synthesis Winner Soaks up the Sun!

August 23

Our summer Photo-Synthesis entries treated us to some our favorite warm-weather sights—on-the-water adventures, sunny esplanade activity, picnic-perfect piers... This truly is our Park’s most bustling season, and we loved seeing our Park’s hottest days and long, breezy evenings through your lenses!

With more than 1,000 entries, we had our work cut out for us! But in the end, we couldn’t look away from this bold summertime pic of Pier 45 by Instagram fan @nycwestside.

This image is iconic Hudson River Park summer: sunbathers soak up rays on this pier’s ever-popular lawns, the Hudson River sparkles, the city stretches boldly skyward. We love how the warm reds of bricks and picnic blankets complement our Park’s bright blues and greens… in fact, we’d like to step right into the frame and stake out some green beach for ourselves!

Want to see more of your Park at its summertime best? Our stunning array of Honorable Mentions will make you want to soak up every remaining hour of this lively season in Hudson River Park!

Whether contemplating a splash session with @shooting_blanks at the Pier 84 fountain…

sailing into a golden sunset off Pier 64 with @bolido_taraki…

grabbing a fairy-lit drink at The Landing with @kintaro777…

finding a new perspective on an esplanade jog with @alex_per_se

or finding violet sunset wonder on Pier 45 with @ancasamo…

We love the way you’ve captured our vibrant summertime! Congratulations, all. Keep the stunning summer magic coming! We’ll see you in October, when we launch our Fall contest—stay tuned and keep tagging #HudsonRiverPark on Instagram!