When I came across this scene, the first thing that came to mind was that these icicles looked like giant fangs.  Or perhaps they just look like icicles.  You know, that’s one of the things I love about photography and art in general… everyone’s interpretation of a photograph or piece of art can be different.  No one is ever right or wrong.  Wouldn’t it be great if everything in life was like that?

Have a great weekend.

Camera settings: ISO 200, f/8, 18mm, 1/10 second


Well it finally snowed here in Massachusetts this weekend, and since I wasn’t able to get out and shoot any of it, I decided to post an image from last winter instead.  This is one of those small rivers/streams you find virtually anywhere that can make a nice photo when the conditions are right.  I caught a glimpse of this scene as I crossed the bridge, and pulled over to grab a quick shot.  Nothing fancy here… just a simple B&W conversion with a little additional contrast added.  Happy Monday.

Nikon D90, Nikkor 18-70, f/5, 1/125 second


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


Well it’s back to the archives for another image of Nubble Light in York, ME.  I’ve posted shots of this iconic lighthouse several times before (here, here and here), but until today, no winter shots.  Even though this is mostly just a postcard shot, the light and subdued colors give it just a little something extra, and enough where I wanted to share it.

Nikon D70, Nikkor 18-70, f/13, 38mm, 1/125 second