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And while I’m at it, this was the second and last calendar I did for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The idea for this one was to shoot the garden from a variety of different and obscure angles, not generally seen in most photos of the garden. I originally floated the idea that I use their cherry picker truck to shoot some of the shots from, but that never happened for a variety of reasons. What I ended up doing was rigging my camera to a sturdy monopod and using it, along with a remote trigger for my Nikon, to extend the reach of my shots. I either held the camera over my head, at about a height of 12-13 feet, or used it to dangle the camera in areas I could not reach by hand. Some of those high and low angle shots are in this calendar.

I think this is my favorite grouping of shots from the Garden. They really make the BBG look like the rich and vibrant place it is.

The next year, the BBG crowd-sourced the photography of the calendar.