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Monthly Archives: July 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Crane’s Beach.  My local go-to heaven in the summertime.  My first day this summer, toes in the sand, and I can not imagine a more perfect day!  And how lucky we are to be able to enjoy our coastline; certainly a privilege we can no longer take for granted if we ever did given the Gulf Coast situation today.  It’s all one big ocean, after all, right?  I used my day at the beach to try out a new compact camera I picked up from Newtonville Camera, the Olympus XA!  Really fun, sharp little lens.  Aperature priority and it even has a detachable flash you can pop off the side!  Tough for me to focus but a lot of fun to have in your hand!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Well, I am a creature of habit, undoubtedly.  It’s been a nearly a week since a new Facebook bug has destroyed my established workflow of shooting and sharing, many have enjoyed a respite to my wall postings!  So here I am putting more energy and focus into my blog.  I’ve been fortunate this summer to be a little light on assignments so as to provide me with more time to shoot personal work.  And I’m content about that in some ways.  It has inspired me to take the time to reflect on the practice of photography that brought me down the road which has led me to where I am today.  It all began with my personal work, the act of photographing my life and this world as I encounter it.  At any rate, here are a couple pictures from a walk through the Blue Hills Reserve in Milton last Tuesday.  Tell me what you think?!

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

It was hot and sticky all day, like it has been lately … thick.  And then just as I finished packing up my gear to head out the door to take some portraits, the sky turned dark and the clouds got heavy and it really looked like one of those storms.  Out I go.  We got our session pretty much in before the real rain started, so I felt lucky for that!  And, the newest member of the family?  Their very own Save A Dog … just like Max!   Very cute, indeed!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Yesterday I finished up a roll from my travels around home, around town.  This one, I think, I like the best.  I’ve passed by this corner in Waltham a million times or more and have always wanted to take a picture but never have.  There’s lots of places I’ve noticed in my life where the same could be said, I can confess.  So I finally stopped and took a photograph.  I don’t think this one gives the spot the full justice I feel it deserves but I’m glad I finally photographed it, rather than just passing by again and wanting to!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Over the fourth of July holiday we took a driving tour up the coast of Maine, stopping each night to find a plot at local campgrounds.  By the third day we had made it all the way to Acadia National Park, which I had never been to before.  It was beautiful and deserved a whole lot more of our time than we could afford to give it but we’ve promised to make it back there some day with plenty of time to spend exploring and taking it all it.  There is much fun and beauty to be had there, certainly.  On the way home we stopped in Portland, where I grabbed this shot.  Of all the beautiful natural landscapes we saw all up and down the coast, this scene also caught my eye.  Somehow there is beauty in everything if you look at it right!

Monday, July 12, 2010

With the right side of my brain I spent the day yesterday documenting those operating from the left sides of their brains at an analytics firm in Connecticut.  In cubicles with equations and lots of USB lanyards, these people were capable of more than I could even begin to comprehend and all in a day of work.  It really was quite amazing to observe and oversee in the sense that I was there to look at it all with creativity; to come at their day to day work from a whole different angle.  I had a lot of fun!  It was an office full of people I found to be remarkably fascinating and easy to be around.  Modesty is the filter through which they radiate their brilliance!