Nov 15, 2013

Behind the Photo of the Boston Prudential Center lit up with a Go Sox Message

When the Boston Red Sox became the 2013 World Champion I turned on the TV to watch the game as many sport fans in Boston and around New England. At the same moment the TV camera was moving slowly from the Green Monster, across the bleachers towards the Pesky Pole. The camera stopped when it hit the Prudential Center which was lit up with a Go Sox message to the players and fans around the globe. The folks from the Pru often support the local sport teams in their playoff runs and I was able to capture a similar image years ago - I went back many times only to find the landmark not shine in Boston Strong colors and light. Of course I heard the calling as a Boston skyline photographer and headed out almost instantly. Originally I was planning to capture this unique cityscape image from Memorial Drive because I figured parking would be a major issue around Commonwealth Avenue – man, how was I wrong. There were multiple open spots and I took the best one in the house. It took a couple of minutes to get on location and after setting up tripod and camera gear I instantly started shooting.  A lot of people were out and about, crossing over from Cambridge to Boston and vice versa. Everybody was in good spirit and hopes that this night belonged to the Boston Red Sox. Many stopped to chat and take their own picture. A few told me the score and I remember that they were already up by 4. When I left the location I think the Bo Sox were up by 6 and as one could easily figure out that this was the night. The crowd was increasing by the seconds and streaming towards Kenmore Square and Fenway Park. It was a fabulous night and experience! I made it back shortly after 10 and caught the rest of the game and celebration on TV. After this year’s Boston marathon bombing this was a welcoming gift of joy to the city of Boston and New England - I think it may have provided some healing following this devastating tragedy. Needless to say that I had to photograph the Red Sox Rally the following Saturday – a blast all around!

Good light and happy photo making! Happy Day,


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