Mattison Field, Concord, MA
Well… so finally I’m getting around to saying a little something about this photo, which seems to have taken on a life of its own on Flickr.com, having somehow attained, and held, the rank of #1 most “interesting” photo on Flickr Explore for July 17, 2010. (See the end of this post for a note [...]
When we took a mini-vacation up to the Maine coast a couple of months ago, I made a point to seek out as many lighthouses as I could to photograph. This one is Marshall Point Lighthouse near Port Clyde, Maine, and is quite interesting in that it is very accessible. At low tide, you can [...]
This is a night shot of the “Great Dome” and columns of Building 10 (The Maclaurin Building) on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as seen from the south side of Memorial Drive. The red and orange-ish/white streaks in the foreground are the headlights and tail lights of cars passing [...]
These are some children having fun in Rings Fountain, part of the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, which, as part of the Big Dig project, replaced a truly hideous elevated freeway that sliced through the heart of Boston. This is part of the Greenway know as the Great Room, which has at its core a “lighted, [...]
An MBTA Red Line train heads into a blazing sunset over the Longfellow Bridge from Boston into Cambridge. Featured on the MIT Engineering department’s home page.
Took a needed break from the daily grind and headed up to the mid-coast of Maine with my family last weekend and decided it was time to check out some of the lighthouses that dot that part of the New England coast. This is a shot of one of the better known lighthouses in all [...]
The 72-foot, 3-deck ship is run by Massachusetts Bay Lines and is a replica of an old-time steamboat. It actually does not use steam for power, though it does use a paddlewheel. I saw this vessel from a distance while wandering along Fort Point Channel in Boston, seeing what I could see and taking photos. [...]
Another shot of the Boston skyline taken from the Moakley Bridge (which is the bridge with the blue lights on the left) over the Fort Point Channel. I was standing on one of the small viewing platforms they’ve built for pedestrians right over the water. That’s the Northern Avenue bridge on the right, and the [...]
Another dusk shot of the Moakley Bridge in Boston bathed in that wonderful blue light that I love so much. Don’t know why they have the blue floodlights on the bridge, but it certainly does catch my eye when I’m there.
Taken on the commuter rail platform at the MBTA’s Porter Square station in Cambridge, MA. This was at the end of an afternoon-long photowalk wandering around Cambridge, near MIT and the Charles River, on which I was feeling a bit down on myself about my photography, but I just kept on shooting, even when I [...]
A shot of a random commuter waiting for an an MBTA Red Line train taken on the platform at Alewife Station in Cambridge, MA, with my iPhone camera. There’s something about this shot that I find appealing, but I can’t quite put my finger on it. Maybe the sort of haunting feeling of isolation it [...]
Taken on the Cambridge side of the Charles River near the MIT boathouse while I was just wandering around and wondering if I really should be doing this whole photography thing.
An MBTA Red Line train crosses the Longfellow Bridge from Cambridge into Boston on a gray day.
Yup. More light trails. Taken on a stroll up the Charles River in Cambridge around the Longfellow Bridge on a chilly February evening.
I like light trails. A lot. What else is there to say?
Content I’ve always loved subways — the play of dark and light, the lines and constant comings and goings, the rushing motion of the trains — and since I’ve moved to the Boston area, I’ve enjoyed exploring the MBTA’s “T” system to capture some of this experience in a visually compelling way. A find myself [...]
Thought I’d try out Chase Jarvis’s Best Camera app on my iPhone and put it through its paces now that the app can post directly to Flickr. I think he’s right: the best camera is the one you have with you. This shot of an MBTA Red Line train was taken on the inbound platform [...]
This is a shot of an ice sculpture done by master ice carver Steve Rose for the First Night celebration in Boston and on public display on the Boston Common on New Year’s Eve 2009. Rose recreated one of the Museum of Fine Arts‘ famous 4,000-year old Egyptian sculptures, the original of which is currently [...]
This is a shot of some people milling about in the warm steam rising up from a grating behind the ice skating rink on Boston Common. I liked the sort of eerie, ghostly feel the scene had and tried to capture that feeling with my camera.
Cambridge, Massachusetts I liked the lines and curves in this shot, together with the contrast between the motion of the train and the stasis of the two women standing and waiting for it.
This is the final photo in a series of black & white shots I took of the Boston Financial District skyline as I was wandering around the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway one night last summer. This is such a great location from which to make images: lots of fantastic skyline light, fountains galore, and also [...]
Another in a series of black and white explorations of cityscapes at night, this one taken near one of the fountains on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway in Boston. Hard to believe that it was not that long ago that this shot would not even have been possible, as there was the double-decker freeway of [...]
It was just starting to rain, and I had just gotten my umbrella out. At first I thought that the raindrops hitting the pool would ruin the reflective qualities, but in the end I liked how they added a bit of variety to the shot. Another up side to the rain was that it kept [...]