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Wonderful Winter Photo Ops

One good thing about this winter's heavy snowfalls: They have created wonderful subjects for the camera. Storms in December and January left behind still, surreal landscapes and fascinating views of plants under ice and snow. One tip for capturing a good snow scene is to shoot right after the snow stops but before the sky clears. Of course, the Garden also looks resplendent on a clear, sunny day when the white snow appears extra bright.

From closeups of ice crystals on pine needles to wide shots of the sleet-speckled (nearly) empty Cherry Esplanade, here are some photographic highlights of the Garden in winter:

Blanca Begert is Brooklyn Botanic Garden's photographer and digital media producer.

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Rock Garden
Snow falls on the Rock Garden. Photo by Blanca Begert.
Osborne Garden
A snowy day in the Osborne Garden. Photo by Dana Miller.
Plants being cared for behind the scenes. Photo by Blanca Begert.
Rose Arc Pool
Snow covers the Garden. Photo by Blanca Begert.
BBG's Brook in Winter
BBG's Plant Family Collection covered in snow. Photo by Blanca Begert.
Japanese Red Pine
Pinus densiflora (Japanese red pine) needles in the Rock Garden. Photo by Blanca Begert.
Magnolia Plaza
Magnolia Plaza covered in snow. Photo by Blanca Begert.
Fragrance Garden Gate
BBG's Fragrance Garden covered in snow. Photo by Blanca Begert.
Ostrich Fern
Matteuccia struthiopteris (ostrich fern) in the foreground. Photo by Blanca Begert.
Icicles on the Conservatory. Photo by Dana Miller.
Cherry Esplanade
BBG's Cherry Esplanade during the December 14 snowstorm. Photo by Tony Morosco.