Photography

Stanley Iron Works IV

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First Summer season trip to the park.

Keith Homestead

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Built in 1783 by Robert Keith, a Minuteman during the Revolutionary War, sits on Lake Nippenicket in Bridgewater, MA.

Fort Independence

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Fort Independence is a granite bastion fort in Boston located on Castle Island and originally built by the British in 1634 to provide defense for the harbor.

New England Championship Wrestling

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I went to my first indy wrestling show and it was pretty good cheesy fun. It was for NECW and the main event featured the NWA champion in a dog collar match. You can check out the results/recap at NECW.TV.

Sail Boston / Tall Ships 2012

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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 2011 Photos

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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.

Purgatory Chasm

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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.

Providence City Hall Area

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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.

Seaport World Trade Center

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After Boston Comic Con we took a jaunt around the WTC and the Harbor Walk.

Bridgewater State College Cheerleaders 2009

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You can’t have college football without cheerleaders and dance teams.

Bridgewater State College Football 2009

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Three different games from September and October.

Sail Boston 2009

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Click the picture for my photos of the event or visit the official Sail Boston website.

Bridgewater State College Spring Sports 2009

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Lacross, Softball, and Baseball are all represented in this album.

Boston

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Squantum Point Park

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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.

Stanley Iron Works and Icicles

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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 Autumn Sports 2008

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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.

Fire Eater

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This photo received an honorable mention at WeSay.com. It was taken at King Richard’s Faire earlier this year. The performer is Spike of Aerial Angels.

Boston at Night

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Take a stroll around the city as the sun sets after attending the Boston Comic Con and get some really super lighting. Go up to the Prudential Center Skywalk and the views come alive.

Eastern Screech Owl

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This little guy took to sleeping in my parents' wisteria vine during the day this summer.

King Richard's Faire 2008

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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.

World's End

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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.

South Boston: Black and White

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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.

Summer Day in Boston

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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.

Scituate Lighthouse

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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.

BSC Campus Walkabout

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Took a walk by the football stadium, up some Great Hill trails, and down some campus streets.

Stiles & Hart Conservation Park

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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.

Bridgewater State College Spring Sports 2008

Three days of sports photography from Bridgewater State College. You can check out the scores if you're really interested at BSCBears.com.

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April 15

Baseball & Softball - Mass. Maritime vs. BSC
Women's Lacrosse - Worcester State vs. BSC

April 19
Baseball & Softball - Westfield State vs. BSC

April 26
Baseball & Softball - MCLA vs. BSC
Women's Lacrosse - Plymouth State vs. BSC

Oddball 2007

Here's a collection of miscellaneous photos taken that didn't really fit in the other albums.

A shot here or there adds up over time and this is what you get, a little bit of everything.

King Richard's Faire 2007

I’ve seen it advertised for a long time but, had never been to King Richard’s Faire. It’s fairly entertaining with acts from all over the country performing every two to three hours each day. Lots of medieval style stuff to buy. The jousting was the most impressive part of the day. Check out the performers: Aerial Angels, Paolo Garbanzo, and The Lost Boys.

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.

Norton Barbeque

Renee invited me over for a big BBQ at her new house. I met some new people and her family. I think there will be some new construction and renovation. I thought it was nice as-is, though there are some small rooms.

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.

Massasoit State Park

I was expecting more from this park. There are ponds/lakes but, not much open land, it’s all forest right to the water line. Good amount bugs and loud people camping in close quarters. I might go back at a different time of year when it’s not so busy.

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.

Carver Pond, Bridgewater

I walked over to Carver Pond today. Tons of dragonflies and lilly pads. I saw one heron but, it was too far away to get a picture of before it flew away. I'll have to try again another day.

Nothing is better than puffy white clouds on a deep blue backdrop for landscapes. It almost looks fake sometimes.

Spring Flowers 2007

This is a mix of photos taken over the last month from all over the place. I found taking pictures of flowers to be one of the easiest things to photograph and most always look good. The risk/reward ratio is very good.

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.

Fall River Boardwalk

Down to Fall River’s Battleship Cove to take some pictures before and after seeing Spider-Man 3. Good thing we stopped on the way back from the movie. That sunset was sweet after being overcast all day.

Little bit of everything today. Sunset, texture, depth of field, and animals.

Bridgewater State Baseball 2

Back again with JB for some more baseball fun. After almost two hours of not much happening in the game we walked away to see the other fields to see what was going on. Then came a succession of hits that we missed out on and could only hear from afar.

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.

Bridgewater State Baseball

The college athletic fields are right across the street from me and the baseball games are free to attend. I had not taken any action shots with my SP-510UZ before this. With the 10x zoom I could get in pretty close and the lens fit in-between the chain-link fence perfect.

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.

Tuckerwood Conservation Area

This park is so well hidden in the middle of a neighborhood that I drove by the entrance twice. It looks like the driveway to somebody’s house in the front then becomes full on forest once you get in. Unfortunately, the day was overcast and nothing started growing yet besides moss and mushrooms.

More macro and texture shots. Not much else to say here.

Stanley Iron Works Revisited

Back for more here. This time with a new camera and JB joined me with his new DSLR too. Explored more of the leftover structures this time since the place hadn’t become overgrown yet.

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.

Stanley Iron Works, Bridgewater

I started looking for local parks that might have something a little different to photograph and found this place just around the corner. It was a big-time iron factory at the turn of the century. Just about everything was torn down, remnants remain.

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.

Point Independence Yacht Club

JB invited me down for some fishing. It wasn’t cold but, the wind and the clouds made it feel like it was freezing. No fish were caught so, we went with Whitney to a local fish joint to eat afterwards.

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.

Neighborhood: Bridgewater, MA

After taking some quick pictures Renee and Brian’s wedding last month, I decided to take a walk around the neighborhood with my camera. Bridgewater is really just a normal suburban town but, there’s some nice views.

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.

Renée and Brian Wedding Pictures

Brand spankin' new pictures from the wedding of Renee' Huffman and Brian Waite. The photos came out pretty well overall. Amazing what a good digital camera can do nowadays.