Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Outside Inside at the MFA

Here's another picture from last Sunday's trip to Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. This is one of the glass corridors added during the latest renovation of the MFA.  I love to stand inside and look out at Boston, as in this photograph.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Boston Seen Through MFA Window

This is another image from our trip to Boston's Museum of Fine Arts last Sunday.  There is lots to see in the MFA, including the building itself.  One of my favorite post-renovation features: new all glass corridors build on the outside of the old building.  I was standing in one of these indoor/outdoor hallways when I took this picture of the Boston skyline.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Courtyard at the MFA

Last Sunday my daughter and I went to Boston to see a pastel show at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA).  We grabbed a snack in the cafeteria.  I liked the view of the courtyard through the window, so I took this picture.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Blue Lights under Longfellow Bridge

Here is another image from last Saturday night's trip into Boston.  Even though (especially because) it was windy and rainy, I took pictures, from the passenger seat. We were on Storrow Drive when I saw the new blue lights under the Longfellow Bridge.  I loved the lights, so I took a picture. The weather, the darkness, and the movement of the car created some odd effects, but then this is how we see the landscape from our cars. In this case, the image is almost abstract, but the the blue arches suggest the outline of the bridge.  The buildings in the distance are Cambridge (across the Charles River).

Friday, January 11, 2019

View of the Charles River

Here's another photo from our trip into Boston last Saturday night.  This is a view of the Charles River from the Leverett Circle Connector, heading toward Storrow Drive.  The wind and rain combined with the city lights to create some impressionistic effects. Today I edited the original version to create more contrast and cropped it to get this composition.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Heading into Boston (on Leverett Circle Connector Bridge)

Here's another image from Saturday night's photo shoot.  We were heading into Boston on a rainy night. The effects of lights and weather made some of my photos look impressionistic, even abstract.  This is a view of the Charles River and Boston from the Leverett Circle Connector Bridge, taken as we headed towards Storrow Drive.  Tonight I cropped the original photo to get this composition.

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Zakim Bridge on a Rainy Night

Another photo from our trip into Boston on Saturday.  The Zakim Bridge is always beautiful, but at night it is lit with blue light and it looks awesome.

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Lost in Boston

On Saturday night, we drove into Boston.  It was windy and rainy, not easy photography, but the upside: some interesting accidents.  I call this "Lost in Boston" because our GPS was sending us on unintended adventures and detours. This red light gave me a chance to take a quiet photo. Although this is a pretty traditional photograph, the reflected light and raindrops add some interesting effects.  Some of my photos were much less traditional, almost abstract.  To be continued.

Monday, January 07, 2019

The Lennox

On Saturday night, we drove into Boston.  It was windy and rainy, and there were lots of street lights, which can be confusing if you are taking pictures. But all of that can also make for some interesting effects.  We were in the Back Bay, heading for the Prudential Center, when I took this picture.  Tonight I cropped the original to get this composition. 

Sunday, January 06, 2019

Cattle Trail and Leather Chair (Found Art at Long Hill)

Another photo from our New Year's Day walk.  Our walk at Long Hill took us off the beaten path, on the  border between the formal gardens and fields, and the trails into the wooded areas.  We came upon this little scene and I couldn't resist photographing this ready-made art: a worn leather easy chair next to a sign that says "Cattle Trail".

Saturday, January 05, 2019

Trail at Long Hill

This is another photo from our New Year's Day walk at Long Hill.  We usually stick pretty close to the formal gardens, but on New Year's Day, we wandered a bit closer to the trails at the edges of the property.

Friday, January 04, 2019

Flagstone Path (Posterized Photo)

I used Painter to add posterizing effect to the photo published here yesterday.  The difference is subtle, but the color is a bit more intense.  This is from our New Year's Day walk at Long Hill, here in Beverly, MA. 

Thursday, January 03, 2019

Flagstone Path at Long Hill Gardens

Here's another photo from our New Year's Day walk at Long Hill Garden.  There are lots of little paths throughout the gardens.  This flagstone path is one of my favorites.

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Path with Pillars (New Year's Day Walk)

New Year's Day began with  temperatures in the fifties so we took a walk at Long Hill, also known as Sedgwick Gardens.  Long Hill was formerly a private estate with formal gardens, and is now open to the public. It is is an interesting mix of natural trails and formal elements.  I have ways liked this path flanked by pillars, and thought that somehow it seemed a fitting image for the beginning of 2019.

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

New Year Skating Rink (Digital Drawing)

Yesterday's post was a little video that I created on my iPad with the Procreate app. As you draw, Procreate captures a video playback.  Today I am posting this digital drawing, which is the final frame of the video.  In case you missed the video, you can see it at https://www.flickr.com/photos/randiart/45817776964