This is the third post in a four part series about Brooklyn and it is a partnership with Brooklyn-based retailer Focus Camera. All images in this post were created with the Samsung NX500 which retails on their site for $798 currently.
Central Park often steals the primary glory of any attention paid to parks in New York City. However Prospect Park, just across the river and inside the borough of Brooklyn, is just as nice and was in fact designed by the same men who created Central Park: Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux.
When Focus Camera asked me to feature places in Brooklyn, for this series, that were more unexpected I knew I wanted to showcase Prospect Park. People usually go to the park to visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden but they don’t always venture further into the park itself. It is, in its own way, as wonderful as the garden. As is the neighborhood around it. The brownstones and gardens that are visible as I walked from the subway to my destination, enticed my lens just as much as my final destination did.
From Wikipedia: “Main attractions of the park include the 90-acre (36 ha) Long Meadow; the Picnic House; Litchfield Villa, the pre-existing home of Edwin Clark Litchfield, an early developer of the neighborhood and a former owner of a southern section of the Park; Prospect Park Zoo; a large nature conservancy managed by the Wildlife Conservation Society; The Boathouse, housing a visitors center and the first urban Audubon Center; Brooklyn’s only lake, covering 60 acres (24 ha); the Prospect Park Bandshell that hosts free outdoor concerts in the summertime. The park also has sports facilities including seven baseball fields in the Long Meadow, and the Prospect Park Tennis Center, basketball courts, baseball fields, soccer fields, and the New York Pétanque Club in the Parade Ground.”
When I visited in order to shoot the photos for this essay, Fall was just beginning to make its appearance and the colors of the season were visible if you looked for them. Which I did. I think it makes for some gorgeous detail photos and I hope you enjoy them. I also happened upon a market selling the last of the summer produce and colorful flowers. I couldn’t resist the peaches and the sunflowers.
Focus Camera is compensating me for these posts on this blog however, all opinions and words are my own. Including the decision to link to the Focus Camera website and social media accounts.