01/07/2011 05:27 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The Beautiful Brooklyn Blizzard

The day after Christmas, New York was hit with a massive snowstorm that blanketed parts of the state with nearly two feet of snow. Its sixth-worst on record, the blizzard became a headache for anyone trying to get in or out of the area. Called Snowpocalypse 2010, the storm wasn't all doom and gloom as some people actually found ways to enjoy it.

Meet 30-year-old aspiring photographer Navid Baraty. He was brave enough to venture out during and after the event. "As soon as I heard a blizzard was headed toward NYC, I got very excited," he tells us. "I made sure my memory cards were emptied, the camera batteries charged, and got the camera settings ready for shooting. I wasn't about to let a perfect photo opportunity pass me by.

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