my photographs and random thoughts

Boston

a sweet walk

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yesterday, 15 january 2013, i took my usual walk at lunch and actually experienced something that i wish i could do all the time: i left myself open to SEE anything!!! i usually have something in mind, or, more usually, i get frustrated during the week because i am in the same locale with a very limited time frame to get a shot (the light being what it is at night). but on my walk, which actually had a destination–Starbucks and a shot of pastry–i saw some beautiful red berries and i was in love! so that was the shot that i used for my 365!

ah but i still did go to Starbucks and i still did shoot some of the pastry so i just had to post this photo and make myself drool!!!

have a lovely wednesday everyone!!!

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a walk in the park

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early december 2012.

i have a very favorite park in boston. it’s not the public gardens or the boston common. it is very small park. it is in post office square and it is quiet, serene, pretty and always uplifting. it reminds me a bit of new york’s central park, though far smaller  — right in the middle of everything, yet a break from it all. i took my holga there (and my canon eos 3) and took a few shots. walk with me if you like! the first is on the way and the rest are within the park itself:

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most shots taken with my holga 120n, kodak 400 t max. the last is from my canon eos 3, 50mm f1.4, ektar 100.


feeling mobile

another mortal muses mobile monday!! and i do so love to participate because i am somewhat addicted to my iphone, instagram and vscocam! it’s not just fun–some amazing photos can be taken with these little miracles!

today i took a walk around chinatown at lunch and here is some of what i saw, oh minus the poor live chickens in a doorway, the women there did not speak english but as soon as they saw my iphone it was clear that pictures weren’t welcome. poor chicks!

the first shot is of a phone booth — i think this item has a limited life span!

next i wandered into a shop that sold all sorts of kitchen ware:

and then back to the street where i saw some banners flying:

and then my eye spied a very interesting old brick building with just the right amount of graffiti:

it is fun to walk around your neighborhood and spy things that never caught the eye before! i work in the Chinatown section of Boston and i find there is always something new to see!

all photos taken today with my iphone4s using vscocam.


city to country

Last Saturday, Carl and I took a ride to the country (well, as country as it gets around here!) and went to Tendercrop Farm in Newbury! We had a grand time: a gorgeous locale, wonderful produce and gifts and, best of all, a petting zoo!

Yesterday! I shot all these with my canon 60d, 100mm f2.8 lens and I am trying to stop down by two stops instead of shooting wide open as I am wont to do. This first shot I desaturated a bit, as I usually do but the next one is very vivid! I think I just NEED vivid sometimes, do you?

I think I generally go for a very tight shot and I am trying to step back and do some more story telling — it’s something that I love in others photos, so I am going to try more of that as well. I love getting street shots — I think that’s my favorite!

And everyone knows I love animals! All animals and I do adore the pigeons!!! I find them so entertaining and they always remind me of my sweet cairn terrier, Emrys!

Downtown Crossing in Boston is going through a huge change, actually it is an area that has seen tremendous change since I was a child. But right now there seems to be a clash between lots of new buildings and  the fact that many of the store fronts are empty. I think the city is trying to bring more activity to this location by having live music, a bazaar and even, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, a beer and wine party!

North Station. It is the station I go through everyday and, let’s just say, it is “interesting!”