“Art is what we call...the thing an artist does. It's not
the medium or the oil or the price or whether it hangs on a wall or you eat it.
What matters, what makes it art, is that the person who made it overcame the
resistance, ignored the voice of doubt and made something worth making;
Something risky, something human. Art is not in the ... eye of the beholder.
It's in the soul of the artist.” ~ Set Godin
Colorful flowers are a perfect photo subject to be captured
on a dark or black background. I love, love how the colors saturate when
displayed over black. The focus is solely on the flower blossom, its amazing shapes
and forms; no distractions. This post shares my latest flower fine art photography gallery addition – Iridescence.
Boston is a national treasure with all its famous and
historic landmarks. Its architecture is a beautiful combination of old and new.
Modern architectural gems like the John Hancock Building or the skyscrapers of
downtown Boston are in contrast with historic landmarks like the Trinity
church, the Boston library, Quincy Market or Faneuil Hall. Boston is a fabulous travel photography destination
with plenty of photo opportunities and I combined a collection of 39 Magical Boston Photo Images in this collage, all taken at twilight and illuminating the city
hotspots – enjoy!
Memorial Drive is a great Boston sunrise photography spot. I
often head over to the Cambridge site of the Charles River to capture the Back
Bay skyline at twilight when its famous landmarks are illuminated by the night
light. However, in the wee hours of the day, Boston looks different. The morning show started minutes before sunrise when the sky turned deep orange and
continued after the sun hit the horizon. I equipped my camera with a neutral density to
lengthen the exposure time and create a milky water effect in the Charles River
and an additional split ND filter to balance the harsh contrast between dark
foreground and bright sky and captured multiple images of the sunrise light
along the Charles River Skyline. A tripod is always an essential photo gear in long
exposure photography and I choose a wide angle lens to capture some of scrubs
in the foreground and the hues of the sky in the Charles River.
During routine post processing I removed unwanted dust
spots, adjusted lighting, contrast and color saturation before sharpening the
final Boston skyline photography image Hello Boston in Photoshop.
Boston is a prime destination for local and travel photographers. The city is filled with historic landmarks; charming neighborhoods like Back Bay Charlestown or Beacon Hill and its old and modern architecture make for great cityscape and skyline photography at all times of day. I often head out at twilight to capture Boston's gems - enjoy!
Photographing Boston is always rewarding and Memorial Drive
in Cambridge provides some of the best Boston city views and photography
locations. During my last photo adventure
I set up near the luxury Sonesta Hotel at sunset and photographed the iconic
Back Bay skyline with its famous landmarks well into the night. Night of Light
was taken shortly after the last sunlight had disappeared below the horizon.
The historic Prudential Center with the Back Bay brownstone houses were
illuminated in beautiful orange hues. The long exposure time captured the MBTA Boston Red
Line subway train as a beautiful light beam in red and white while crossing the
Longfellow Bridge. The historic bridge spans the Charles River connecting
Boston to Cambridge and Somerville and always makes for an interesting
During post processing of "Night of Light" I removed dust spots,
minimally adjusted lighting, contrast and color saturation before sharpening
the final image in Photoshop. Apertures in this Boston long exposure
photography image was f/11, providing a 10 second shutter speed at ISO200.
Boston Red Sox are having another challenging season but fans around New England and the world are hopeful for a continuous turnaround after the All-Star game - it's so much fun to watch the talent and young kids to grow and develop. I believe: Go Sox!