I've walked past this spot in the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens many many times over the years, but on this occasion the apple blossom pedals filling the bog combined with the open shadows from the overcast sky made this spot shine for the very first time that I could remember.
This was actually a test shot for composition and exposure. But as I turned to reach for my tripod bag, I saw tons of flower petals being knocked off of the trees in front of the Visitors Center a hundred yards off in the distance. It was from a fast moving rain storm and a moment later I was drenched by the sudden downpour, and the rain didn't stop coming till after the Botanical Gardens closed for the day. So my test shot of this picturesque scene was all I got of it that day.
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