NationalGeographic.com [an error occurred while processing this directive]


 
Zoom In

Frederick Law Olmsted



<< Back to Feature Page




View exclusive photographs and get the facts behind the frame.

Frederick Law Olmstead Zoom In Thumbnail 1
Click to ZOOM IN >>

Frederick Law Olmstead Zoom In Thumbnail 2
Click to ZOOM IN >>

Frederick Law Olmstead Zoom In Thumbnail 3
Click to ZOOM IN >>

Frederick Law Olmstead Zoom In Thumbnail 4
Click to ZOOM IN >>

Frederick Law Olmstead Zoom In Thumbnail 5
Click to ZOOM IN >>



Frederick Law Olmstead Zoom In 2

A Family Town
Photograph by Melissa Farlow

"X" marks the intersection of Southern Parkway, West Southland Boulevard, New Cut Road, and Taylor Boulevard at the main entrance to Iroquois Park in Louisville, Kentucky. Dominated by a rugged knob once heavily used by Native Americans, Iroquois Park is one of three major Olmsted parks that now anchor sections of the city.  Louisville's parks and parkways were the last of the great urban park systems Olmsted designed. His sons John Charles Olmsted and Frederick Jr. continued working in Louisville after their father's retirement in 1895. The Olmsteds eventually worked on more than 120 projects there, leaving their distinctive mark on much of the city.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F5
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: 20-35mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/500 @ f/2.8
Weather Conditions: Light haze at sunset
Time of Day: Sunset
Lighting Techniques: Available light
Special equipment or comments: I shot this from a helicopter.


© 2005 National Geographic Society. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy       Advertising Opportunities       Masthead

National Geographic Magazine Home Contact Us Forums Shop Subscribe