The other week, there was a lot of snow falling on NYC. Once it stopped and the sun came out, I knew where I wanted to go get some images: the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. During the winter season, they have free entry during the weekdays, so once the sun came out, I headed over there. It was true, the entry was free. Or I broke in. I don’t know. There was no one at the gate and I walked in. While walking around I passed numerous employees and security who seemed to have no problem with me being there, so I continued along my snowy trek. My main purpose was to go get some nice snow shots in the Japanese Garden. Unfortunately, I was thwarted by locked gates. They were not opening it that day, so I had to settle for telephoto shots from the side of the pond opposite the waterfalls. The sun was very intense, making for some interesting images, and, since there were very few people there, I was able to get some really nice people-free shots of areas I may not usually get.
The entry way was plowed. We’re going in!
Look at the fun the sun creates.
My favorite tree lined staircase.
A bizarrely shaped cherry tree hides the sun a bi for me.
Where do these footprints go?
The frozen Japanese Garden.
The coi pond is frozen solid.
And there is the gate: locked. :(
Fun with color focus.
A fountain figure covered in snow. It looks like a gnome hat!
Now that is some interesting snow cover.
The world is frozen.
The sun makes this one just pop!
The conservatory shines in the sunlight.
When you have this type of light, you have to do at least one b&w tree shadow.
The bench in the snow.
A hidden bench in the trees.
The stone bridge and tree.
We return to the frozen pond to see if they will let me in.
Telephoto time begins.
The reeds make a nice effect.
The pathway around the garden has been plowed.
Bonsai style tree with snow.
I may be peeking through the wooden fence to see this end of the garden.
A view from up on the hill overlooking the garden.
Next week: I have a few sunset shots I would like to share.