I spent about 2 weeks in Massachusetts, mostly catching up with friends I hadn’t seen in a while, and occasionally I got out to take a few photos.
As I try to do once or twice a year, I visited Boston for about a week, and mostly spent time visiting friends, but did get a few chances to take some photos. I’ve always liked December in Boston, and this was no different. I’m just glad it wasn’t January!
It is well documented on my site that I like to return to Boston and see what new photos I come up with, considering that I lived in Boston for 10 years and that is where I really started my photography.
I shot this from the top of the tower of the Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts. If you look closely you can even see some of the gravestones in the foreground.
You can see more of my Boston photos by clicking here.
It was nice to spend almost a week in Boston seeing good friends, during a week of business and pleasure. I originally starting honing my photography skills around Boston a few years back when I lived there, but I hadn’t been there with warm weather in almost a year, so it was interesting for me to get a somewhat fresh perspective. Two of the three shots posted are from locations I’ve shot from countless times, but I was happy to get a new perspective on them.
Although I doubt I’ll ever live in Boston again, it will always be a special place for me, and I look forward to seeing my friends there again.
I just love using photography to show how the same scene can be different during different times of day and year. These 4 shots were taken on totally different days, and one was even deep into the winter. I hope you enjoy them.
I am not happy that the van pulled up right into the front of my shot as I was setting the tripod up, but hey, what can you do? I still like the shot…not as much though as if the van wasn’t there!
This is a shot of people going into Fenway Park on April 4, 2010, for the opening night game between the Yankees and the Red Sox.
Considering it’s 10 PM as I post this, and the game started at 8, I obviously didn’t have tickets, but it was fun to hang out by the stadium for all the activity going on.
I liked these empty docks. I enjoy the challenge of getting good shots from here that are original, because it’s such a popular place for others to take photos from.
Wow I learned a lot tonight about how quickly things change in nature. I had the tripod set up and my composition nailed down about 20 minutes before the lighting was right…the lighting became right and I suddenly realized that the tide had receded a good 10 feet, and maybe even more. I quickly moved the tripod and got closer to the log in the foreground. I think it gave the city more impact because I was able to get closer, so it worked out well.
As should come as no surprise, I take a lot of photos that noone else ever sees. If it was film instead of digital I’d be broke. The night I took this (last year) I took another photo that I shared with people, and this somehow got lost in the shuffle. I was looking through my virtual pile of photos on my hard drive, and my eyes went wide when I spotted this. I kind of had a “I took that? Awesome!” reaction to it. I hope others enjoy it too.