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a sweet walk


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!!!


a walk in the park


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:





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.

walking to work on thursday

we actually had a visit from the sun thursday morning and it was glorious! what a way to start the day–finding light everywhere and my only duty to try, to TRY, to capture its essence. well, i think i have some work ahead of me but i am enjoying the process! ALL SHOTS TODAY ARE FROM MY CANON 3, ILFORD 400 FILM, 50MM F1.4

this is canal street in boston, well the first, second and fourth. the third shot was actually on my way home–another lovely walk. there was a gymnastics event sponsored by athletic company–great for people watching!




this woman caught my eye because, shooting in black and white, i knew the contrasts would be great so i had to take her photo–i admit i tried from the side and the shot was not as good as it should be. i need to get braver!!!



and back to the beginning of the day on canal street! glorious sun!