This past weekend was one of those not-so-productive weekends for me. I spent some time working (writing) and running errands, and Sunday was rained-out for half of the day. So there wasn’t that much time for photography. By the time I got myself up and out of the house on Saturday it was quite late – I am actually embarrassed to say how late – and there wasn’t too much daylight left. I took a short walk with my camera.
This is on Newbury Street in Boston’s Back Bay. It is a spot just east of Mass Ave where artists and musicians gather to sell their wares and entertain the passers-by in exchange for their loose change. I took this photo from across the street with my 50mm lens wide open at f/2, which is why it is a bit soft. I also processed it with a film emulator in Lightroom; this one is Fuji 800Z from VSCO film. It is not quite the same as film, but I like the high ISO look that some of these pre-sets create.
This next shot was taken from the Christian Science Plaza. I had my 15mm lens on the camera and just aimed up. The lens is so wide that it makes some of the coolest images. In this photo are 177 Huntington Ave (the one on the right), 111 Huntington Ave (the one in the middle) and the Prudential Tower (far left). If you look closely you can see a corner of 101 Huntington Ave peaking out from behind 111. I like the composition of this shot, but would have preferred partly cloudy skies, so I will have to keep this in mind as a future re-do when the weather is right.
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