One of true joys of living where we do is our proximity to Boston’s legendary Frog Pond. In the beginning of the city’s history it was exactly that. A little pond where cattle that grazed on Boston Common could drink. Now it’s used as a wading pool in the summer and a skating rink in the winter. It’s a huge community asset. Last evening I…
Lost in thought or sad, take your pick. Our brief warm weather makes even short sleeves for a smoke break possible.
I’d like to say the composition of this photograph was completely planned. It wasn’t. I knew the worried woman in the foreground would make a good subject but the train arriving along her right side and the man in red on her left just fell into place as I pushed the shutter. I really do like the final result though planned or not.
Sometimes the photo gods smile on street photographers. This picture was taken inside Boston’s upscale Prudential Plaza Mall when by accident I saw two mall policeman leaning against this cool wall. The one on the right wasn’t overly pleased about me taking this shot but they both just stoically stood there and I got a neat shot.
On a wet and dreary day, this old guy comes steaming down Boston’s Newberry Street looking neither left nor right. A creaky runaway train on an important mission.
A working guy, tools in his back pocket, pencil behind his ear, just a no nonsense guy getting things done.
For those of you who are not familiar with the gentrified neighborhood of Boston’s Beacon Hill, think starchy Brahmins. Wasps with money and “sensible” clothes. Suffice it to say, this lady does not fit the profile. PS I LOVE her hat!
If you don’t have something to read on mass transportation, be it planes, buses or trains, it’s very easy to slip into a semi-comatose state where although you’re awake, there’s no light in your brain room. These folks yesterday on our 3 more than hour bus trip to North Adams exhibited that awake-but-not condition very well.
Carrying around a big camera with a long lens, something I rarely do, makes people understandably suspicious. However that price is worth it if the composition of the photograph works out.