Green-Wood Autumn Photo Walk

Do you feel like the fleeting beauty of fall is going to pass you by?  No time to get upstate to take it all in?  Well consider joining the Switch to Manual Guys for a special fall photo walk through the historic, Green-Wood Cemetery. You’ll get some hands on instruction while photographing the burnt orange and deep reds of the season’s fall foliage, some falling at the feet of hauntingly beautiful angels. Make this fall one you’ll remember and take your photography to the next level!

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Established in 1838, Green-Wood is one of the oldest and most beautiful cemeteries in the country. At 478 acres, it’s one of the largest cemeteries with over a half million permanent “residents,” including such famous and infamous folks as Leonard Bernstein, Boss Tweed, William “Bill The Butcher” Poole, Joey Gallo, and Samuel F.B. Morse. Green-Wood is also a Revolutionary War historic site (the Battle of Long Island in 1776 was fought on its grounds). For bird watchers, it’s famous gates are now home to the Parrots of Brooklyn. Photo opportunities abound in this magnificent historic location right in the middle of Brooklyn.

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Green-Wood Cemetery

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Polish off those telephoto lenses, bird lovers. Look up in the trees of the cemetery and you might get lucky to see one of these hawks flying around. Keep an eye on the main entrance gate for the Parrots of Brooklyn too.

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Lots of great fall foliage to look at.

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Keep an eye out for Albert Anastasia (mobster and contract killer for Murder Inc.), Henry Ward Beecher (abolitionist), Elias Howe (inventor of the sewing machine) and Theodore Roosevelt, Sr.

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Beautiful grave sites, tombstone sculptures and crypts are all around and make for wonderful photography opportunities.

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Starting Location – Green-Wood Main Entrance, 25th Street & 5th Ave, Brooklyn NY

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