The horrific bombings at the Boston Marathon happened just a few blocks from my apartment. I was outside and got a few iPhone shots, but then my block was on lock down and I couldn’t get back home until about 7PM. When I finally was allowed in, I grabbed my m4/3 camera (an Olympus Pen E-P3) and headed back out to take some sunset shots at the CSC reflecting pool. This peaceful, tranquil, twilight place–just about 8 blocks or so from the site of the Marathon bombings– was a good place to reflect on a very tragic day in my city. The afternoon after the bombing, Getty Images picked up this photo for editorial licensing. I guess it’s a different take on a tragic day that could be of interest for editorial and news use in print or online. Thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims and their friends and families.
The day after the bombing was chilly, dreary and very blustery. Not at all pleasant and it heightened the anxious mood. But the next day was gorgeous. Warm weather really made the Magnolia trees blossoms on my block burst full blown, as seen below. Very welcome explosions compared to those in my neighborhood two days before. This is a quick iPhone capture taken as the sun lowered near the horizon. It’s amazing how much the weather changing overnight to turn into one of the sunniest, most gorgeous Spring days yet can help boost feelings of hope, resilience and renewal. Happy Spring!