A Boston Cameo. August 3, 2012Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
Tags: Boston, Charles river, happy hour, sailing on th eCharles, Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge
I recently had the happy occasion of going to Boston to pick up my elder daughter, whom I hadn’t seen in three years – she’s been living in California, and I’m a poor working stiff without the resources to travel.
Anyway, I never go anywhere without my camera, but as this was a surgical retrieval with a single purpose, I brought just the camera and the lens on it, no filters, no tripod, nothing fancy. I wasn’t there to take photos, I was there to get my Sweetie and bring her home.
Well, of course things didn’t quite work out that way – our timing was imprecise, and I found myself with a little extra time just as the sun was setting and the moon was rising. I noodled around between Harvard and Boston University, crossing the Charles river several times, and found a spot to park where I could snap a few shots off.
They looked like this.
A gibbous moon crests the Prudential building as dragon boats* sit idly on the Charles:
An armada of sailboats ply the waters below Hancock Place, Boston’s tallest building and, at 60 stories, the 50th tallest building in the United States:
A dock with smaller boats piled on near the same spot:
…and a view down river toward the nearby Longfellow Bridge and the farther-away Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge:
The rich light of the evening “happy hour” was nice enough to get away without even a polarizer, though I’ll cop to diddling these a bit in post-processing.
After a fifteen minute stop I was off to retrieve said Daughter, which will be another post. 🙂
* I thought these were skulls, but Frau B knew better – Thanks, Frau B! 🙂