Bridges

Here in Boston, where the Charles River empties into the harbor, are these two bridges. I liked the juxtaposition of the angular old counterweighted one with the soaring grace of the much newer suspension span.  Humans build bridges that are both physical and personal. The physical ones are easy to understand, they help us cross things. The personal bridges join humans together. They are…

Yes Little One It’s A Very Big Ocean

A small girl in bright colors on a beach. Those elements have a lot of potential for making a good photograph. To my eye though, what makes this image is NOT seeing the water. I’ve heard it said often, what’s not in the picture can often be as important as what is.

Ann Bruck…An Unpaid Commercial

Sometimes chance deals me a fine hand. This time it was at the Boston Public Library where I had taken my WordPress buddy Steve Willard for a cup of coffee and a chance for him to show me the magic photo editing he is able to do on his iPad. Out of the blue I feel a tap on my shoulder and low and…

A Powerful Example Of Mixed Media

Here in Boston we have a very large and well thought out central public library. In its main lobby, beside having a fine display of books, there is a coffee shop and, of all things, a radio and tv station. On certain days you can go in and watch or listen to a PBS program. My photo here is of a radio and tv host…

The Doorman

The Taj used to be Boston’s old Ritz Hotel and it’s still a lovely place. The eyes of this man illustrate eloquently what it takes to be good at his job. Watch everything, all the time and always be prepared to act immediately in the best interest of guests. Sharp eyes and quick reflexes also are essential tools of street shooters. (Using a camera…

By The Water

I think what makes water lilies so beautiful, beside their sunburst shape, is the fact that they are surrounded, most of the time, by a frame of vibrant green lily pads. This singular beauty was blooming along the banks of the Charles River in a side canal about even with Clarendon Street. 30 yards away a stream of cars was rushing by, yet somehow…

The Emerald Moment

This morning was about as perfect a summer day as you can imagine. Bright sky, low humidity and a cooling breeze combined to transport my thoughts to some green realm where the soul-healing quiet was only occasionally broken by the gentle rustle of shade trees. There were people around of course, but their presence was at best only tangential to the overpowering beauty of…

It Made One Want To Cheer!

Today the Boston Athletic Association held its annual 10 K race. This event attracts more than 10,000 runners, not just local and US people but many from all over the world. The day was glorious and the mood upbeat. It was a time to celebrate our collective humanity and, for a while anyway, dismal news took a backseat to just plain joy.  

The Dog Prefers Vanilla

  Every day this lady takes her dog friend to the ice cream truck on the corner of Arlington and Boylston Streets and buys it a small cup of vanilla. It’s their daily ritual. She always buys herself a cone.

The Butterfly on Boylston Street

I’m really happy with this photograph; not for the subject matter, although it certainly is nice. No, I’m happy with it because of where I took it. It was on the second block of Boylston Street in Boston in an area of high end shops and a ton of foot traffic. This little butterfly was sipping nectar from a flower less than a yard…