Posted on September 2, 2017
All summer Boston Common’s famous wading pool, The Frog Pond, has been filled with the happy sights and sounds of kids, and occasionally their parents, enjoying the warm weather and cool water. Now with school starting and temperatures cooling, these easy days are dwindling. I’m not exactly sure how long the pond will stay open, but it won’t be much longer.
The pond will get drained soon and stay empty until the really cold weather sets in and then it opens again for skating season. The fun starts anew and the ages of the Frog Pond users become more diverse as many more adults avail themselves of this great resource.
PS I shot this photograph in monochrome as a way to mirror the season change.
Posted on August 22, 2017
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 hard to construct and, in this fractious day and age, even harder to maintain.
Would that this were not so.
Posted on July 26, 2017
They’re thousands of these folks wandering around Boston, all looking at maps, paper or digital. They believe they are somewhat lost which is to say that they think they know roughly where they are but not exactly. We natives know, however, that being “somewhat” lost in Boston is akin to completely and totally lost anyplace else.
Posted on July 3, 2017
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 of course.)
Posted on June 25, 2017
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.
Posted on June 4, 2017
It felt good to be out street shooting today. It’s been quite a while since I’ve done any of that kind of work.
Sarah and I were heading out for a walk along the Charles River when she said softly to me “turn around”. We had just walked past this kid sitting gloomily in the corner of a Beacon Street building just before the corner of Charles. By himself it would have been a fun shot but adding his balloon to the mix made it something special.
A lesson learned from this photograph is that I never should forget that what’s behind me may be just as good, or in this case better, than what’s in front.
Posted on May 22, 2017
These colorful things were for sale at a booth in the middle of Faneuil Hall marketplace in Boston. I have no idea what they are good for except to provide a splash of color wherever they are put. That said, they were certainly easy to photograph. I just stuck my camera in the middle of them and pulled the trigger.