Brooke Courthouse Columns and Shadow Bars
A couple of iPhone shots focusing on shadow lines and light. I noticed the stark shadow patterns in both of these photos while walking back from lunches on two different, late-fall days.
The above shot shows dramatic shadow lines and geometric patterns from the columns along the side of the Edward Brooke Courthouse. While shooting this, I became aware of a guy walking up behind me, slowing down, and then coming right up to me. When I turned around to see what he wanted (thinking, I’ll admit, “oh crap, what’s this going to be?”), I was a bit surprised when he said something like “wow, that’s so cool! I was wondering why you were taking photos here.” He then grabbed his phone and started shooting. (Another testament to the benefits off always having a decent camera on hand in the form of an iPhone). Edward Brooke, btw, was the first elected African-American Attorney General in the United States, serving as the Massachusetts AG from 1962-1966, and the first African-American elected to the United States Senate, serving as a Massachusetts Senator from 1966-1978.
Charles River Plaza Stairs and Shadows
No one stopped or took their own photos while I shot this one, but it’s just as interesting and dramatic. Stairs off Cambridge Street leading to Charles River Plaza shops and medical offices, not far from Massachusetts General Hospital.