Just a few quick shots from an evening walk near Ell Pond in Melrose a few nights back. One of the truly great things about living where I do is that Ell Pond is only a few minutes’ walk away, and it is a spot that offers whoever is lucky enough to be there a bit of tranquility. And if the weather conditions are right, it offers up one hell of a lovely view.
May these photos bring you a few moments of peace, and may this blog post find you well. Be safe, everyone!
A little time off from work this holiday weekend allowed me the opportunity to take a day trip up to Northern New Hampshire and the White Mountains region. A quick 2.5 hour drive up early Thursday morning brought me to The Mount Washington Cog Railway , where a one-hour trip up the mountain brings passengers up to the summit, which offered some breathtaking views of the surrounding region.
Last weekend, I once again found myself heading into the city of Boston to observe and document familiar locations that have gone through some truly trying, surrealistic and often tragic times.
I’ll hold off on the social commentary and present instead a series of pictures of the downtown of a city that, like many others nationwide, have dealt with a double whammy of recent civil unrest alongside a months-long pandemic.
Be safe, everyone.
As staying at home enters its second month -I think it’s been two months- here in Massachusetts, I continue to dig through the archives to work on some older pics. Here are a few more from Boston back in March of 2020 and one photo taken down on Cape Cod back in October of last year.
So while we all wait to get back to something that slightly resembles normal life again, stay safe!
Every so often, I will take my photos and combine them into a short film. Usually, this is done to try and sell a new book or seek funding for a new book project. This time, however, I simply decided to take all of my processed pics from my recent Boston series and put them together in a short film simply as a document of this incredibly surreal, heartbreaking time we are all going through right now.
I hope you like it.
A little over five years ago, the New England region was the recipient of several rounds of big snowstorms, including a blizzard at the end of January -I believe it was the end of that month- that caused the governor of Massachusetts to order everyone outside of essential personnel off the roads and stay home (part of that sound familiar?). Well, unlike our recent situation, I actually did venture out to wander around my hometown of Melrose to take pictures. I figure the most the authorities would do is just roll their eyes at me (actually, the ones I encountered just waved).
The quiet that blanketed my hometown that snowy January day was slightly unsettling, but it certainly wasn’t in the same league as what I felt when walking through downtown Boston in late March or downtown Melrose itself a few days ago.
Finding myself in a rather down mood over the past few days, I decided to go back and do some work on older photos in the hopes of occupying myself with something other than the news. The following pics are the first results.
As always, I hope you enjoy the photos. I also hope you, your friends and family are all healthy and safely at home. Take care.
For me, one way to try and combat both cabin fever and isolation is to work on editing existing photos. Here is another group of photos taken from March 22nd in Boston, Massachusetts.
Stay safe, everyone.