Thursday, October 10, 2013

"Faneuil Hall Holiday" Featured in Holiday Card Set

The Pine Street Inn Holiday cards are here! I'm very honored to have my "Faneuil Hall Holiday" included in the beautiful festive card designs available for sale. All proceeds go towards the fight to help end homelessness.

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For many, the journey out of homelessness begins with shelter, nourishment and compassion and leads to stability, permanent housing, a job and self-sufficiency.

Pine Street Inn began its journey four decades ago, offering approximately 200 men suffering from alcoholism a safe alternative to the streets of Boston. Since then, they have expanded to serve over 1,600 men and women each day, providing a comprehensive range of programs and services, including housing, outreach, shelter and job training. The ultimate goal for all of our programs is making permanent housing a real possibility for all.

 Learn about the Pine Street Inn

Autumn Featured Artist in Mused Literary Magazine

The Autumn Equinox edition of the Mused Literary Magazine is out today and I want to thank Mused for featuring me for their "Artist's Interview", as well as showcasing 5 of my photographs! 

Autumn is a time of beauty and gratitude, of appreciating all nature has presented for us and soaking in the serenity of our world around us. Medieval folk would refer to this simply as "harvest season" - for to them that was the key function of this time of year. 

Artwork explores nature's glory in this harvest season. A sunflower glows with gold and brown. A single drop on a leaf glistens with shimmering color. A skilled banjo player shares his love of music. 

Poetry brings us in further. Sage smoke rises from the center of a labyrinth. Henna and fuchsia leaves delight the eye. The vanilla fragrance of an orchid warms the heart. 

Non-fiction lets us step into another's shoes. A young girl stands up to bullies. A young woman finds her path in life. A daughter struggles with her father's aging. 

Fiction explores the realms of growth. A teen girl balances between childhood and adult issues. An adoptive mother comes to terms with her mix of emotions. 

Photographer Joann Vitali demonstrates to us how beauty is all around us, if we simply take the time to slow down and be aware. A meadow beneath an apple tree, or a window frame onto a wooded back yard - each can present a moment to savor. 

Come savor the moment with us. 

Artist Interview

Monday, May 20, 2013

Boston Nights on the Charles

One of the things I love shooting most is city night photography, and Boston is right up there for being one of my most favorite places to capture the lights and vibrance of a city from sundown on.

A great spot a good friend told me about, for shooting the night skyline with the Longfellow bridge in the foreground and the John Hancock and Prudential Center in the background, is the top of the parking lot at the Museum of Science.

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This was taken right after sundown using a tripod and a long exposure which makes a train passing on the Longfellow appear as a long yellow streak.  Different timing on your exposures, if only by a few seconds, can change your light from blue to purple to black as night.  
Be sure to use a shutter remote because even the slightest movement of your finger pressing the shutter can cause the image to become blurry.  If you don't have one you can always use the camera's self timer.

If you're luck enough to get a semi-cloudy sunset, you're in for a nice surprise as the shapes and positioning of the clouds add so much more to the character of a photograph.

Now time to move across the parking lot over to the other side before losing all the light and take in the sight of the Zakim Bridge all lit up.  Certain times of the year the Zakim is lit different colors but I have yet to get there when it's anything other than white.

If you can get your hands on a wide angle lens, USE IT!  It's so much fun to see all you can capture in the frame and it can make the most unusual images.

There are numerous resources on the web with tips for shooting at night.  Here are just a few.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Holiday Doorways & Windows of Beacon Hill

I was lucky enough this holiday season to travel quite a few times into Boston.  Living in Nashua, it's pretty easy to hop the bus or take the car and be there in 45 min.  When driving we usually park at the Galleria for the day and start the long walk through Back Bay, the North End, Beacon Hill & the Common.  As one strolls through all the old neighborhoods,  holiday decorations and spirit are found around every corner.  Here are just some of the festive windows and doorways of Back Bay & Beacon Hill that I've captured through my lens over the past month.  Feel free to visit my website to view more of my photography and to sign up for my newsletter.
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