Monday, November 21, 2011

BBG Calendar contest


Eek. A picture of me (by Vincent). Crouching in the bluebell woods at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, beside my picture of the woods, taken in May. 


The 2012 BBG calendar is gorgeous.  On Saturday we received goody bags of calendars, and toured the garden looking at each month, in situ. The images are for the most part intimate views of the garden, and a beautifully curated selection. Apparently over 4,000 entries were received, and choosing just 12 could not have been easy.

The winning pictures were taken by cameras ranging from humble point and shoots to some heavy hitters.
Which really proves that expensive equipment does not make you a good photographer, although there's no arguing that excellent lenses will make a good photographer better (insert envious grinding of teeth, here)...

For the most part, it's what you see, and how you see it, that matters.

For the list of photographers and more about the day see Chris Kreussling's post at Flatbush Gardener.

I have eight 2012 calendars to give away - let me know if you'd like one!

22 comments:

  1. Marie, I would love, love, LOVE to have one of your "giveaway" calendars!
    bdzler2@yahoo.com

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  2. Oh yes, I would love to have a calendar to re-gift to a friend who was married in the park !!!

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  3. yes ,please , would very much like to have a calendar.
    read your blog regularly, thanks
    for all of it.
    Carol

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  4. Would love a calendar Marie, if there's a spare that could travel all the way over here! Very sweet offer, hope I'm lucky! :)

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  5. And thanks for the birthday wishes for the 19th :D (Sorry, got all excited about calendars and very rudely forgot to say thank you...)

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  6. I don't need one, just wanted to say congrats. And my teeth are ground to a fine layer wishing I cold afford a $1,000 macro lens for my SLR. Or a 400mm telescoping lens. Or.... Sigh.

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  7. Am I too late? If not you know I would love one.

    In any event you look beautiful in the picture. Eek indeed.

    xo J.

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  8. Did I get in in time to say, "Me, Me (madly waving my hands from North Carolina)."

    I would absolutely love one. For just me. For the prominent position in my kitchen where I could look at a park in one of my favorite cities in the whole world.

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  9. I see seven ahead of me.Hmm...
    Please don't trouble to hand over wads of cash to UPS (who, apparently "lost" a bunch of my postcards!), but I'd certainly like to see some more of the chosen photos.

    And you are right about cameras and lenses and eyes.I'm looking for a camera that is not too heavy...sigh...

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  10. I'd love one, but I don't want to be selfish. Perhaps Estorbo can draw the lucky winners. ; )

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  11. Huge congrats for the photo selection, Marie! It is so well-deserved. What a gorgeous shot! :)

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  12. What a nice photo of you!!
    Now give me my calendar! ;-)

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  13. So nice for you both and a fun idea from BBG. I saw the calendars at their gift shop last week but didn't realize you guys were among the contributors. Lovely photo of Bluebell woods.

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  14. Would anyone NOT want one of those lovely things?

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  15. Please add my name to the "I want pretty pictures of the BBG, especially the one by you" list. Although I know I'm too late.

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  16. Dankie, Blommie :-)

    Estorbo will be choosing names at random from his pellet bag and then I'll ask you to send me addresses.

    Thank you!

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  17. So proud of you! Will pass on the giveaway, only because Mitchell bought me a calendar YESTERDAY, so will not hurt his feelings! you know how that goes. Will live vicariously thru the wonderful pictures.

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  18. Well done.

    I think the calender is probably a bit post prohibitive, but again, well done, it's a beautiful photo.

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  19. It shouldn't be too difficult to pack a FEW in the bottom of your suitcase at the end of December......

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  20. is it too late to toss my name in the mix? (Pick mine, 'Storbie!)

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  21. Estorbo will make his draw while we are away, possibly aided by gunpowder. Announcement on Monday.

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