This is a view of downtown Boston taken from in front of the federal courthouse looking across the harbor.  It’s a popular spot for photographing the city, but there are certainly ways to make it your own as I’ve tried here.  I chose to get close to the chain with a tighter shot of the skyline, as opposed to backing up for a wider view.  This is one of the great challenges in photographing landmarks or famous scenes – trying to get a shot that no one else has made, or at least one that you can call your own.


  1. Posted September 29, 2011 at 8:22 am | Permalink

    Beautifully exposed Steven. Love the light and the composition.

  2. Posted September 29, 2011 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    Really like the reflections of the lights in the water Steven – great image!

  3. Posted September 29, 2011 at 10:10 am | Permalink

    Great long exposure. Nice work!

  4. Posted September 29, 2011 at 10:21 am | Permalink

    Really beautiful shot Steven. The lights & reflections are outstanding.

  5. Posted September 29, 2011 at 11:08 am | Permalink

    Really nice shot man. I like how the foreground is included in this. Gives a sense of place that fits really well.

  6. Posted September 29, 2011 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    Nice shot. When I saw this it took me back a few years. I spent some time in Boston for work and have a nearly identical shot just like this.

  7. Posted September 29, 2011 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    Excellent shot, Steven. Great job processing this. I really like the colors and perspective.

  8. Posted September 29, 2011 at 5:46 pm | Permalink

    Beautifully processed Steven. You’ve nailed this. Great photo!

  9. Posted September 30, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    Wonderful shot Steven – nice balance and composition of the city skyline… great processing too!

  10. Posted October 2, 2011 at 12:23 am | Permalink

    hello steven, liked your picture, especially the feel of those chains.

  11. Posted October 3, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    yep that’s a beauty Steven!!

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