Although the weather warmed up a bit this past weekend, the Charles River remains virtually frozen solid. This is something I hadn’t contemplated when planning this sunrise shoot, as I was hoping for some nice long exposures of the river. Once I got past the strange reality of the river not moving, however, I realized that this is something that probably doesn’t happen very often, as we’ve experienced historically cold temperatures this winter. I’m sure there’s a lemon/frozen lemonade moral to this story somewhere, but it’s late as I write this and I’m letting it go.
Anyway, these boats that were the main subject in my prior post, are now a compliment to the skyline and the colors of the pre-dawn hour. In order to have both the boats and the taller buildings in the frame, I needed to “break” a major rule of photography by having the Prudential tower in the center as opposed to one of the left or right sides. Nothing I could control, but I still like the way this turned out. This is definitely a spot I plan to revisit in the Spring.