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Railing

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For me, this small muddy creek and a weathered rotting railing  team up to make a mental barrier to the beauty that lays beyond.  

The Misty Hills of Petaluma

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A mist hovers lightly on the hills in the distance as we walk the 2 mile route around Shollenberger Park. We didn’t see too many birds today as we had started out rather late but, no matter, the hills’ soft muted colors made a beautiful backdrop to our stroll. 

Descending Streetlight Trail

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As one walks across the middle of Boston Common towards the Garden, a lovely row of streetlights marks the path down the hill towards Back Bay. A quiet diagonal leading to the cacophony of approaching buildings.

A Pretty Landscape For A Change

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I feel I may be getting into a rut just photographing  people on the street. Here to break the trend, at least for a while, is a view over Boston’s Public Garden east towards the financial district…..enjoy!

It’s Ending…(sigh)

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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.

Almost Full

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The cool quiet of the city comes through my open window as the moon plays hide and seek through thin low hanging clouds. 

Japan in Maine

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There’s a lovely little spot in Rockport, Maine called Beauchamp Point. I took this image from its edge with a long (400mm) lens looking almost due east. The little foot bridge and the foggy island just offshore I think gives this place an oriental feel, especially when finished off in very contrasty black and white.

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