The Pure Joy of Running

Yesterday I was lucky enough to grab this quick photograph of the young lad running along the edge of the lagoon in Boston’s Public Garden. (I had a Fuji 23mm f2 lens on my XT3 camera.)

Dark Thoughts?

I purposely underexposed this image and presented it in black and white because of this man’s sorrowful pose. Of course, he may not be sad at all, but if he isn’t, he certainly fooled me.

However, for the purposes of argument, let’s assume all he’s doing is taking a much deserved break from his kitchen duties, the wonderful geometry of his arms and legs would still call for de-emphasizing color. (A little more light in that case would of course be justified.)

Fountain Frolic

This is the fountain in the middle of the Frog Pond, Boston’s favorite wading pool. On any given summer day, it’s surrounded by happy kids. It’s always a very happy place.

Wet (That’s Good!)

It’s going to be over 90 degrees with high humidity again today. This little girl sitting by the edge of the Frog Pond is obviously soaked. My guess is she’s enjoying it very much.

Getting Very Wet

It’s not quite time to turn on the Frog Pond fountain in Boston Common but it should happen in a few more weeks. Since I just ordered a print of this photograph from WhiteWall I thought I might rush the season a bit and show it here.

Speaking of WhiteWall, if you don’t know about this company you should. It operates out of Germany and specializes in, among other things, borderless prints under acrylic. They do an absolutely fantastic job and the cost is really not that bad. Check them out. You’ll be glad that you did.