Lines | Boston Architecture

Here’s a shot back from this summer’s adventures in Boston, with 5 bracketed exposures that were taken during the Worldwide Photowalk held in Boston’s Seaport District, which was led by none other than the talented Brian Matiash.  This building was pretty interesting, with a gorgeous and unique overhang and a relatively quiet afternoon with few people strolling about.  I always enjoy hanging around new places that intrigue me, and I loved the colors of the building (the Institute of Contemporary Art building on the waterfront)…which is appropriately coolly designed for its contents.

Photography is always a fun challenge because it forces you to select what moment you want to capture, and/or what you want to include in your frame.  Sometimes movement and composition come together in a shot, but this time it was more the static lines of the stair case and the exterior lines of the building that made for a nice dynamic set against a summer blue sky.

In the Bleachers | Fenway Park

It’s not everyday that someone gets to attend a baseball game between the rival Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees in the historic Fenway Park.  I was lucky enough to catch a game this year, and the weather was perfect….nice and warm during the afternoon portion of the game that started at 4, cooling off and feeling like a perfect fall night once the lights came on.  I always love visiting Fenway, and enjoyed sitting out in the bleachers for a change.  Hopefully next October we’ll have a healthy roster and will be looking forward to the opening series of the playoffs.

A Boston Photowalk

This year I took part in two sessions of the 3rd Annual Scott Kelby Photowalk.  In the morning I made a quick appearance at the local Portsmouth walk led by Ron Risman…before heading down to Boston to meet with some sharp photographer fellows (Brian Matiash, Pat O’Brien, Scott Wyden Kivowitz and Andrew Yaniuk) for a quick tour of the Sam Adams Brewery before the evening photowalk in Boston.  I have a few hundred images to wade through, but had a great day of New England shooting….in the meantime, here’s a few shots that I got to sooner than later.  More to follow through the rest of the week.  I enjoyed meeting the group and it was awesome to put a face to so many names…looking forward to everyone’s shots!

The shot above was taken near the World Trade Center Boston in the Seaport district.  The next shot was taken with one of my latest rentals…a Carl Zeiss 18mm manual focus lens.  So far I’ve found that it’s incredibly sharp and has beautiful color directly out of the camera.

The last shot is one of the Boston group led by Brian Matiash…we had a great time wandering the streets and shooting, and thankfully the skies stayed clear through the early evening (click the image to see it large!).

Boston & New York City Skylines

Today features two of the most recognizable skylines in the United States.  Above you can see the Prudential Building and the Hancock Tower with the Charles River in the foreground.

Below, you can see a beautiful sunset on the facades of the Upper East Side overlooking Central Park in Manhattan.  Two beautiful cities with incredibly rich history, both overlooking beautiful natural settings. Happy Summer to everyone!

The Hancock

Today I’m featuring an iconic Boston landmark – The John Hancock Tower located in Boston’s Back Bay.  There’s a special reason for Boston’s guest appearance…tonight (yesterday if you’re reading this) I was in the city for a work function at the Mandarin Oriental hotel, a finely appointed new hotel offering located next to the Prudential Center.  I had a great time with some folks from work and met some great new people, and enjoyed some fresh sushi.

Unfortunately, the night took a turn for the worse when it was time to pick the car up from the valet.  As I handed my ticket, I heard a few words you never want to hear as someone who checked your car with a valet, that went something like this: “Sir, I would like to speak with you. Please follow me.” How ominous does that sound?  Long story short, it wasn’t the worst thing in the world – no accident or anything, but my car wouldn’t start.  The folks at the hotel and the valet company were very helpful and apologetic…After a ride to the airport and getting a rental car, I arrived home in Portsmouth close to midnight so editing a Portsmouth shot was out of the question…and even though I have some in the queue, it just seemed more appropriate to feature The Hancock today.  Hope you like it.

Fenway Park | Boston, MA

Tonight’s post features a place special to (nearly) all New Englanders.   Seen above is infamous the Green Monster and its newly added seats.  The Sports Authority sign welcomed two home runs against the Blue Jays on Friday the 28th, thankfully one of them was from the Red Sox courtesy of Jason Bay to tie it up at 5.  Below is a view of the field from the stands along the 1st baseline with the ominous stormy sky, before the heavy rains arrived.

For more shots from the 8.28.2009 game versus the Blue Jays, visit here:  FLICKR GALLERY.

Fenway Park prints are available for purchase here:  PHILIP CASE COHEN GALLERY

Fenway Park | Boston, MA

Tonight’s post features a place special to (nearly) all New Englanders.   Seen above is infamous the Green Monster and its newly added seats.  The Sports Authority sign welcomed two home runs against the Blue Jays on Friday the 28th, thankfully one of them was from the Red Sox courtesy of Jason Bay to tie it up at 5.  Below is a view of the field from the stands along the 1st baseline with the ominous stormy sky, before the heavy rains arrived.

For more shots from the 8.28.2009 game versus the Blue Jays, visit here:  FLICKR GALLERY.

Fenway Park prints are available for purchase here:  PHILIP CASE COHEN GALLERY