Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Hasselblad 501cm and Kodak Porta 400 Film

Last Wednesday afternoon, I knocked off work a couple of hours early and went to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. It's only two subway stops away from us on the 2/3, so I didn't mind dragging both my Hasselblad and Toyo cameras with a big heavy wooden tripod. What I did mind were the crowds, which I wasn't expecting at 5pm on a Wednesday. Most of the early Spring flowers were blooming at the gardens, but I made a beeline for the cherry blossoms surrounding the Japanese-inspired pond. So did everyone else. I shot a roll of Kodak Portra 400 in the Hasselblad (handful of pictures below) and a few sheets of Fuji Provia 100 slide film in the Toyo. The Portra is pretty much perfect for the cherry blossoms. I'll post the Toyo pics tomorrow, but the slide film is a little too intense for the blomming trees.

Gate to the Pond, Brooklyn Botanic Gardens Open Gate with Blooming Tree, Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, Kodak Portra 400

Closeup of Blooming Cherry Trees, Brooklyn Botanic Gardens White Blooms, Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, Kodak Portra 400

Small Blooms on this Tree, Brooklyn Botanic Gardens White Blooming Tree, Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, Kodak Portra 400

This Couple Took Forever While I was Waiting to Take a Picture of this Tree, Brooklyn Botanic Gardens Self Shot Under White Blooming Tree, Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, Kodak Portra 400

Pink Blooms Over Pond, Brooklyn Botanic Gardens Pink Blooms by Pond, Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, Kodak Portra 400

More White Blooms Up Close, Brooklyn Botanic Gardens White Fluffy Blooms, Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, Kodak Portra 400