Tag Archives: spring

Boston Common – Surreal Spring

Visited the Boston Common yesterday and was completely blown away by the beautiful blooming trees, tulips, and multiple weddings going on in the park. It was teeming with life and almost surreal.

In editing these, I was really going for something different. My aesthetic is a constantly changing thing, and inspiration can come from anywhere — even a new pair of sunglasses. That’s right, my sunglasses. When I put them on, the bright green leaves against the deep blue sky just popped. When editing, I wanted to mimic this look, and the result made me think I also got some inspiration from fellow WordPress-ing photog Infraredrobert. His work at Digital Infrared is pretty great, and if you like my work here, you’ll certainly get a kick out of his gallery.

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Slideshow: Beautiful Spring Morning in Boston

Spent the early morning walking around the Back Bay. Thought I was going to do some street portraits (see them here: http://tinyurl.com/ae22ezr), but the springtime sun captured my attention more than I anticipated. Now if we could just get some leaves on the trees….

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Spring, how sweet you are

Boynton/Cascades Park, Worcester, MA

 


Artifacts in the Snow

If the outside world has started looking strange to you, don’t worry. We’re all just adjusting to seeing some color other than white on the ground. I think I’ve forgotten what earth looks like without a blanket of snow.

Uncovering cars after one of this winter's heavy snows.

As we exit another Ice Age, relics are starting to appear from under all the melting snow. Every year, the piles of once pristine precipitation turn into disgusting, solid masses of blackened detritus, sealing inside them all the crap that’s usually around and goes unnoticed. We recently relocated a recycling bin. There was a lone shoe outside Razzo. Red Solo cups are also appearing, and thanks to so many snows on trash nights, there’s plenty of garbage hidden as well.

Trash is pretty much the modern equivalent of fossils. When the human race finally exhausts all of the natural resources and we’ve doomed ourselves to Mother Nature’s vengeful destructive wrath, that’ll be our time capsule – the beer cans, pizza boxes, and annoying weekly coupon fliers that no one signs up for in the first place. Future civilizations will pick them up and laugh at the irony.