Dec 012016
 

Christopher Columbus Park Lit Up for the Holidays
Christopher Columbus Park Lit Up for the Holidays

A week ago, I took a walk after work down to Christopher Columbus Park to photograph the trellis lit up in brilliant blue for the holiday season. The park on Boston’s waterfront opened in 1976 for the Bicentennial and was part of development surrounding Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall Marketplace area.  The park’s gardens, trellis, and fountains can be seen here in summer.

Christopher Columbus Trellis With Blue Lights
Christopher Columbus Trellis With Blue Lights

Despite the very chilly evening the night before Thanksgiving, there were quite a few people out enjoying the display.  Most folks were taking photos–primarily selfies with smartphones because of course.  But there were also some serious photogs with tripod mounted DSLRs, including the photographer in the shot below.  My photos here, btw, are all hand-held with my old Oly Pen m4/3 (which I now keep at work for just such excursions, while my Nikon DSLR and new Pen-F m4/3 sit waiting at home).

photographing the photographer photographing a guy in front of the trellis
photographing the photographer photographing a guy in front of the trellis


Columbus Statue and the Trellis in Decked Out with Holiday Lights

Aug 022014
 

The majestic The Charles W. Morgan tall ship out for a sail_FINAL B&W

The majestic Charles W. Morgan tall ship out for a sail

On a whale watching trip of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary (photos here), we saw the Charles W. Morgan tall ship out for a sail. The Charles W. Morgan is a (fairly recently) restored, former whaling vessel that sailed from Long Island Sound to Boston Harbor in the summer of 2014. We saw it on July 12th during one of its day tours of Stellwagen Bank.  As you can see here, I grabbed a few shots from various distances and angles.  For good measure, I threw a couple other photos from the tour into this post: one of another sailing vessel, and one of Duxbury Pier Light. UPDATE: 2/15/15: I reprocessed the photo at the top of the post in B&W and am quite happy with the results.

And here’s the Charles W. Morgan tall ship up closer and in color: The Charles W. Morgan (closer up)

Nov 192011
 
Minot (bathed in) Light

Minot Ledge Light, south of Boston Harbor, bathed in reflected late afternoon.

I took a lighthouse tour of Boston Harbor and beyond on a beautiful autumn afternoon.  The cruise started in early afternoon and ended just after sunset. I took a bunch of photos.  Here are a few I like best:

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