The tall ships return to Boston to commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812, the last war fought under sail. I traveled to the Fish Pier and captured some images of:
- Cisne Branco - 249-foot long full rigged tall ship of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Dewaruci - training vessel operated by the Indonesian Navy
- Gloria - official flagship and training vessel of the Colombian Navy
- Guayas - 257-foot long tall ship of Ecuador which trains and preps cadets
Check out the official website for more details.
Raptor Weekend is the largest bird of prey celebration in New England sponsored by the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. Wildlife rehabilitators and raptor experts were onhand to showcase a variety of birds like the african raven, barred owl, gyrfalcon, and harris’ hawk.
A unique natural landmark located in Sutton MA, Purgatory Chasm runs for a quarter of a mile between ganite walls rising as high as 70 feet. Popular with picnickers and rock-climbers alike, the Chasm is believed to have its origin in the sudden release of dammed-up glacial meltwater near the end of the last Ice Age, approximately 14,000 years ago. Trails lead to a wide variety of rock formations, with such romantic names as The Corn Crib, The Coffin, The Pulpit, Lovers’ Leap, and Fat Man’s Misery.
Another show another walkabout. This time after the G.I. Joe Con at the Rhode Island Convention Center we walked over to the City Hall. I have to say if anybody needs footage of period buildings for a Hollywood movie they should come here. The architecture runs the gamut from of the 20th Century.
After Boston Comic Con we took a jaunt around the WTC and the Harbor Walk.
You can’t have college football without cheerleaders and dance teams.
Three different games from September and October.
Lacross, Softball, and Baseball are all represented in this album.
Located in Quincy, MA, visitors can see the Boston skyline across the harbor and dozens of species of wild birds in the park. Originally used as a Naval airfield, it was also once home to the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, which built destroyers for the Navy. The Department of Conservation and Recreation developed the site as a waterfront park while maintaining both its bird habitat and the traces of its aviation history. The park officially opened to the public in June, 2001.
A third trip to the Stanley Iron Works yields a sunny, crisp winter’s day after a snowstorm. The return home nets a plethora of melting icicles melting in the sunset.
Bridgewater State College games are played right across the street from me. Free entry means plenty of photos for you. Football, field hockey, soccer, and one tennis pic for kicks.
Held on 80 acres in Carver MA since 1982, King Richard’s Faire is the largest and longest running Renaissance faire in New England. It runs for eight consecutive weekends from the first weekend in September through October. The recreated 16th village features a marketplace and ten stages of musicians, jugglers, mimes, gymnasts, and other performers. The king’s royal court also presides over contests of jousting knights at regular intervals as onlookers chow down on mead and giant turkey legs.
This 251-acre coastscape in Hingham, MA includes rocky shores, broad hillsides, and open fields bracketed by woodlands. World’s End was once an island at high tide but colonial farmers dammed the salt marsh to grow hay and cleared trees for farmland. In the 1880s a Boston businessman, John Brewer built a farming estate and hired Frederick Law Olmsted to design a 163 house subdivision, the homes were never built and only carriage roads remain. In 1945 the site was considered for United Nations headquarters and in the 1960s was a potential location for a nuclear power plant.
Some old Southie buildings on Necco Court seem to be made to be captured in B&W. The more modern city looks cool as well.
You can see Fenway Park, from the Prudential Center Skywalk. Quite a nice view from up there. You can see that Boston is still an old city, not many skyscrapers or much “new” construction. It’s too bad the observation deck of the Hancock Tower never reopened after 9/11, it would be nice to have a different vantage point of an aerial type view.
In the year 1810 the U.S. Congress allocated $4000 to build a lighthouse at Scituate Harbor which was completed in 1811. In 1827, due to complaints from mariners, fifteen feet of height was added to the tower. The light was deactivated in 1860 with the construction of the new Minot’s Light to the north. In 1916 the town of Scituate purchased the lighthouse for $1000 from the federal government. Then in 1968 custody was given to the town historical society. In 1994 the light was relit for the first time in 134 years.
Took a walk by the football stadium, up some Great Hill trails, and down some campus streets.
This 75-acre site was an agricultural fairground with a grand exhibition hall from 1820 to 1875 in Bridgewater, MA. In 1895 a local teacher, William Basset Sr., purchased the land and founded the Bridgewater Brick Company, mining clay and manufacturing bricks. In 1913 the Stiles & Hart Brick Company purchased the operation. Damage to buildings caused by a hurricane in 1938 forced brick production to cease but clay mining continued until after World War II. Now the site has grown in with forest, all structures are gone, and the only evidence of prior uses are piles of old bricks here and there throughout the site.
Baseball & Softball - Mass. Maritime vs. BSC
Women's Lacrosse - Worcester State vs. BSC
Baseball & Softball - Westfield State vs. BSC
Baseball & Softball - MCLA vs. BSC
Women's Lacrosse - Plymouth State vs. BSC
Lots of shade so a few came out a little grainy. Had to zoom all the way and crop for the joust pictures. I wasn’t quick enough for much of the acrobatic stuff.
There’s always something interesting to photograph, even in a regular suburban backyard. Sometimes you have to wait for it to happen and sometimes you have to seek it out.
The extreme angle on the road may be my favorite in this group. Yellow flowers always look good to me. I also learned a Photoshop trick to darken the over exposed sky in the third picture.
Nothing is better than puffy white clouds on a deep blue backdrop for landscapes. It almost looks fake sometimes.
I enjoy macro photography the most right now. Getting in tight focus and making the bright colors really pop out is the best. I need to be faster to get more insects pollenating.
Did the same thing at this game as the last. I got a little more interested in capturing the feeling of the game rather than just the action. The players interacting and their expressions are important too.
Set the SP-510UZ to sport mode and you can zoom and shoot with one hand! Just had to time pressing the button right and got some super action shots.
More macro and texture shots. Not much else to say here.
New camera here, a SP-510UZ. It has a 10x zoom, more megepixels, and scene pre-sets. Macro works well to get a shorter depth of field in a few shots.
C-765 again. This is a pretty handy camera and the 10x came in handy. Would have liked a wider angle a few times but, I ran out of real-estate to back up.
C-765 again. Most came out pretty crisp. Anything I had to zoom in for blurred from the choppy water on the small fishing boat. The sky had a lot of texture but, not enough blue sky where I really wanted it.
First camera walkabout with the C-765. Also had to get used to using new tools in Photoshop for photo editing since I hadn’t done too much of that before.