A Sunny Day in the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens

Along with the cherry blossoms, I took a nice walk around the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens.    A lot has changed since the last time I was there – what used to be a North American garden is under construction/renovation, the Garden Shop has been completed and opened along with an entrance behind the Brooklyn Museum, and there is a section by the Rose Garden that is being cleaned up from the storm damage. This is the second time I’ve gone in the spring (the last time was later in the spring, after the cherry blossoms but just in time for the roses) which makes me think the next time I go will be either the Fall or Winter (preferably with snow).

The trees are blooming.

The trees are blooming.

Flower blossoms all around, including in the Rock Garden.

Flower blossoms all around, including in the Rock Garden.

Pulling out the colors of hellebores.

Pulling out the colors of hellebores.

The Japanese Hill and Pond Garden - count the turtles.

The Japanese Hill and Pond Garden – count the turtles.

A fun view from the side of the grotto with a lot of various colors.

A fun view from the side of the grotto with a lot of various colors.

The upper falls of the grotto section.

The upper falls of the grotto section.

An overview from the back corner. Getting a shot with that bridge empty is a feat in and of itself.

An overview from the back corner. Getting a shot with that bridge empty is a feat in and of itself.

The main coi pond.

The main coi pond.

The island in the coi pond, some day, somehow, I'd like to do a shoot on it.

The island in the coi pond, some day, somehow, I’d like to do a shoot on it.

Lilacs in the sunlight.

Lilacs in the sunlight.

A bench setting along the side of the Osborne Garden.

A bench setting along the side of the Osborne Garden.

Another bench setup - I love these.

Another bench setup – I love these.

The solo reader in the sun.

The solo reader in the sun.

The colorful arbor - normal view.

The colorful arbor – normal view.

Benches and arbors in the Osborne Garden.

Benches and arbors in the Osborne Garden.

The fountain - getting a picture of this on a sunny day without people or weddings around it is a nice happening.

The fountain – getting a picture of this on a sunny day without people or weddings around it is a nice happening.

The pavilion in the Rose Garden.

The pavilion in the Rose Garden.

The sundial lass.

The sundial lass.

The sunlight makes it an interesting challenge to deal with pinks and reds.

The sunlight makes it an interesting challenge to deal with pinks and reds.

Bringing out the highlights as yellows creates a different feel to the shot.

Bringing out the highlights as yellows creates a different feel to the shot.

The lonely bloom.

The lonely bloom.

The stage at the top of Daffodil Hill.

The stage at the top of Daffodil Hill.

The sun brings out the green of everything.

The sun brings out the green of everything.

The blossoms around the Garden Library.

The blossoms around the Garden Library.

What many people think of when they think of gardens.

What many people think of when they think of gardens.

The magnolias are blooming in front of the library.

The magnolias are blooming in front of the library.

More magnolias.

More magnolias.

A fake stone bridge.

A fake stone bridge.

Shadow play thanks to the great sunlight of the day.

Shadow play thanks to the great sunlight of the day.

Next week: more flowers, especially tulips and the challenge they create with photography.

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About nsantasier

I am an actor, fight choreographer, playwright, and photographer based in and around NYC. I shoot on a Canon Rebel XS with either a Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens or a Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom lens as they are the only lenses I currently own.
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