Monday, September 13, 2021
I've recently been taking some macro shots with the Tamron 90 mm macro lens. I've had this lens for a few years and have never really gotten the shots that I've been wanting. I recently had a tutorial visit with my good friend and very talented photographer Rosemary, and she has really helped me to improve my macro work using a variety of beautifully fresh picked Dahlias.
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Hi all. Sorry for my absence here on the blog. Things are well and I hope all is well with you. I have some posts to catch up on writing. Today's post highlights a few pictures I took on Friday night of the Labor Day Weekend fireworks display over Boston Harbor. It was a glorious evening weather wise. We chose to photograph from the walkway behind the Hyatt Regency Hotel. It wasn't the best location to shoot from as the barge which loaded the fireworks was "parked" a little further down the harbor as usual. If it had been docked further to the left of our location it would have provided a better view of the Boston skyline. Not complaining though!
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Friday, August 6, 2021
If you're a regular follower of this blog, you may remember previous blog posts written about Tangerini's Farm in Millis MA. Each Summer I always make a few trips to this beautiful farm. Typically I go with Miss J and the three grandkids to pick sunflowers. This week the first sunflower field was closed, and the second field wasn't open yet, so we switched to plan B and picked flowers from the garden. For ten dollars you are given a large mason jar to fill with whatever flowers you choose.
Off they go to pick their flowers:
This photo was taken by Miss J. She took this photo of Ryleigh and you can see me in the background shooting pictures of the kids with my long lens.
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
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Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
I hope you are enjoying the lazy hazy days of Summer. It's been extremely hot and humid here in Southern New England. I headed out early yesterday morning before it got too hot to check out the bald eagles.
Here is one of the eaglets in the nest....I could barely see it.
"I spy with my little eye:
Monday, June 7, 2021
The Old Ship Church in Hingham MA was built in 1681. It is the oldest surviving 17th Puritan Meetinghouse in America and the oldest church building in continuous use in the United States.
Today it is The First Parish Church in Hingham, a liberal Unitarian Universalist community of about 250 members.
I toured this beautiful historic landmark with members of my camera club yesterday. Although I typically do not use sepia tones with my photos, I decided that the sepia tones go along with the age of the church.
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
I spent a few hours photographing at the Abington Butterfly Garden in Abington MA the other evening. Things are still a bit early at the garden, but I did find some things in bloom to photograph. The flowers on the Japanese Maple Tree are beginning to bloom:
Monday, May 24, 2021
Pilgrim Memorial State Park is located along the shore of Plymouth Harbor, in Plymouth Massachusetts. Nobody knows for sure, but the rock featured here is reported to be the stepping stone that the inhabitants of the Mayflower stepped on when embarking from the Mayflower.
One of my friends informed me that on this particular morning, the sun would rise directly in the center of the Plymouth Rock Monument. We arrived before sunrise and I took a few shots from the street. I shot this one shortly after we arrived:
Friday, May 21, 2021
Time is flying by these days. I've been slacking with my posting here on the blog, as I have some recent photos to share. Today I will share some photos taken last Sunday morning at the Boston Public Garden. We arrived on site around 4:55 am. Sunrise was at 5:21 am. It was a lovely morning!
The Swan boats in the Lagoon by the Lagoon Bridge: