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Bay Watch. January 17, 2009

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.

North of Boston:

beach rocks

and out to sea:


That’s about the last of the ocean shots from that trip east.  I’m looking forward to going back.


1. Sylvia Kirkwood - January 17, 2009

Oh, I do love these! I have a thing about water and rocks hmmmm wonder what that says about me??? Anyway, they’re great shots. Glad to see you having fun! Have a good weekend.

2. Bobbie - January 17, 2009

Great rocks again! Love ’em.

the other is very mysterious looking.

3. Pagan Sphinx - January 17, 2009

I love the stones. Was that just the monochromatic nature of the stones or did you shoot in black and white?

4. Steve Emery - January 17, 2009

The stones make my hands itch – I want to fill my pockets. I can’t resist stones. My desk at work is covered with a “beach” of them. Thanks for posting this. I can almost smell the sea. When Dearest was at MIT (before we were even betrothed) I visited for a week, and we went to the beach you can reach on the T. The stones there looked lust like these – maybe it’s the same beach…

5. littlebangtheory - January 17, 2009

Sylvia, Bobbie, thanks. I, too, have an innate affinity to rocks, which have proved to be central to my existence for the past forty years.

PS, I booted the contrast a bit and reduced the saturation to the point where only the strongest bit of color (the red at center-top-right) remained. I find that I prefer a subdued palette for shots like this, but a true black and white rendering feels a bit soulless.

Steve, these are taken on the island of Nahant, and the train doesn’t go there. But I suspect that most Boston area beaches are similar, excepting the stuff on the cape, which is a crowd-pleasing mixture of sand and seagull droppings. Not my cup of tea, but very popular none the less.

6. Frau Biergut - January 18, 2009

When are ya coming back?


7. littlebangtheory - January 18, 2009

As often as I’m allowed, M’Dear! 🙂

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