A 70 degree day in mid-April can only mean one thing. Well, two things. The first is getting outside and walking around to enjoy the day. The second is that if it is sunny out, the sunset is going to be a beauty. Such was the case tonight in the Boston area. A quick walk around the neighborhood led me to one of my favorite spots to take pictures: Ell Pond.
When I edit pictures such as the ones below, I tend to let the music flow in the background. It can be all types of music that help set my train of thought in shaping the pictures I take. In the case of the pictures below, it was a one-two combination of Mark Knopfler’s score for the 1983 classic Local Hero and Maurice Jarre’s legendary score for David Lean’s Doctor Zhivago.
One of the great things about taking pictures -either as a hobby or professionally-, is that you shoot far more than you use. Well, at least I do. And when you keep everything that you shoot, you often wind up with thousands of photos that are untouched and ripe for rediscovery. Over the past two months, I have been rediscovering earlier works, dusting them off (so to speak) and giving them a go.
While the editing and posting of my new and archival photos have served to keep me busy during the dead of winter, it has also served to keep what passes for my sanity these days. Many of you know that art, in whatever capacity, can be therapeutic. We lose ourselves in the seas of creativity in the hopes of producing something worthwhile not only for ourselves, but for others too. The photography I have posted over the past months has definitely made me happy. I hope they have done and will continue to do the same for you.