Boston’s Back Bay area is loaded with wonderful architecture and landmarks that can provide a wide variety of photo opportunities. And for some reason, I hardly ever visit there with my camera. I finally made some time this past summer, however, to come into town and create some images, and set up camp at the Boston Public Garden. There are great views of the city in several directions here, along with the signature pond, hundreds of trees, winding pathways, a bridge and more. I wanted a shot of the former John Hancock Tower (now 200 Clarendon) and thought the pond would make an excellent foreground subject against the building and the Back Bay skyline. I was not alone. The place was packed with “pro” photographers sporting all manner of iPhones and iPads trying to capture the scene. I think my X-T1 and tripod were probably the right call.