For today’s post I thought I’d try more of an abstract image instead of my more typical stuff.  This building is in downtown Boston, and I’ve arguably driven/walked past it thousands of times without giving it much thought.  The other day, however, I was in my car at a red light, and looked up at what was a really unique perspective on the building.  Thankfully I had my camera on the front seat, and I was able to grab a few shots out the window before the light turned green.  I opted for a darker, more textural look for this shot, as it seemed to fit the image well.  And by the way, I seriously considered calling the post “Jenga,” as the way the beams are structured reminded me of the game.

Camera Settings: ISO 400, f/11, 70mm, 1/100 second


Today’s post is another image of the Boston skyline taken from behind the federal courthouse.  It’s a similar vantage point to an image I posted here, but I wanted to try a different angle and thought the lamp post would make an interesting foreground subject.

Nikon D90, Nikkor 18-70, f/13, 18mm, 3 brackets


Here is another image of downtown Boston from Lo Presti Park in East Boston, taken on the same day as yesterday’s post.  This was the last shot I took that frigid night, and the exposure was shorter than I had wanted due to my desire to get back in my car before my fingers fell off.  So although I had envisioned a much brighter image, I was actually quite pleased with how this came out.  The dark and deep colors of the sunset in this long exposure created a compelling mood in the image.  Well at least for me.  I hope you like it too.

Nikon D90, Nikkor 18-70, f/8, 22mm, 180 seconds


Today’s image is of the Boston skyline as seen from Lo Presti Park in East Boston just after sunset.   In addition to providing a great view of the city, this location also has some wonderful objects like this pier, as well as some older decrepit ones, that can create a nice foreground interest or lead-in to the image.   Boston’s relatively small size and location on the water provide some really interesting perspectives with which you can shoot it, whether you want more close-up intimate shots, or something more broad and contextual.  Regardless, it’s fun finding new spots.  I posted some other views of the city a while back in this post and this one.  Unfortunately, it was another bitterly cold evening when I took this shot the other day, which made for a relatively short outing.  I have a few other shots from here that I’ll share in future posts, but I’m looking forward to coming back to this spot in warmer weather to explore more potential compositions and perspectives.

Nikon D90, Nikkor 18-70, f/22, 18mm, 3 exposures