Boston Strong

Tomorrow is Patriots’ Day in Massachusetts, Maine and Wisconsin- a day also known as Marathon Monday in Boston. As many will recall, Marathon Monday 2013 was marred by a pair of improvised explosive devices that were detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in the early afternoon, including one that was placed just in front of the building in this photograph, One Exeter Plaza (sometimes nicknamed the “Darth Vader Building”).

I went to school in Boston for four years and consider it my second home, second only to the city I grew up. While I wasn’t in the city during the bombing last year, I was certainly with everyone there in spirit, particularly during the city-wide lockdown the following Friday as the search for one of the primary suspects took place.

Several months later, the Boston Red Sox won the 2013 World Series and I drove up to celebrate the victory with the Red Sox Nation as the team and the front office drove through the winding streets in the now-traditional celebratory DUKW Boat Parade. I set up my spot not too far from the finish line location and made a special trip over to Ground Zero of the bombings only to find Old Glory hanging in a window overlooking the marathon’s finish line as One Exeter Plaza undergoes a ground floor renovation.

Boston Strong.

Nikon D4
50mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec, ISO 800

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Spirit of Ecstasy

Nikon D5100
50mm, f/8, 1/400 sec, ISO 200

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Bananas and Lemons

Nikon D5100
50mm, f/4, 1/400 sec, ISO 200

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Transverse in Secondly Fight, Plate II

Nikon D5100
27mm, f/8, 1/640 sec, ISO 200

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Up to the Edge of the Sky

Nikon D5100
50mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec, ISO 200

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Transverse in Secondly Fight, Plate I

Nikon D5100
50mm, f/2.8, 1/2500 sec, ISO 100

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Danced Above the Blades, Plate II

A slightly-less clichéd photograph from the Hyatt Regency San Francisco.

Nikon D5100
105mm, f/4, 1/125 sec, ISO 1000

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Danced Above the Blades, Plate I

A clichéd photograph from the Hyatt Regency San Francisco.

Nikon D5100
105mm, f/4, 1/125 sec, ISO 1000

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When the Masquerade Comes Calling

After stopping by the Bay Bridge, Bill Storage and I walked back to the Hyatt Regency in the Embarcadero to sit down, rest and chat for a bit before parting ways.

Nikon D5100
50mm, f/11, 8 sec, ISO 200

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Where My Demons Hide

On my first night in San Francisco back in the summer of 2012, my friend Bill Storage was kind enough to lend me a spare tripod and drive me around the Port of San Francisco and the surrounding areas. Afterwards, we walked along the waterfront for a bit. I know San Francisco is usually associated with the Golden Gate Bridge, but my favorite bridge in the area is this one, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

Nikon D5100
50mm, f/11, 8 sec, ISO 200

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Protect this House, Plate II

What you see here is the view through the viewfinder of a 3”/50 caliber anti-aircraft gun, one of ten mounted on the ex-U.S.S. Texas, a New York-class battleship that was commissioned by the United States Navy from March 12th, 1914 through both World Wars until April 21st, 1948. She served valiantly in both World Wars, including participation in Operation Torch in North Africa and Operation Overlord at Omaha Beach on D-Day. The Texas is notable for a handful of firsts from initial construction to eventual retirement; she was the first US-built battleship to mount anti-aircraft guns, the first US Navy vessel to house a permanently assigned contingency of Marines and the first US battleship to become a permanent museum ship. On December 8th, 1976 the ex-U.S.S. Texas became the first battleship declared a US National Historic Landmark. She now and forever more resides in the shadow of the San Jacinto Monument.

Nikon D40
50mm, f/8, 1/125 sec, ISO200

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White Noise

Nikon D5100
50mm, f/2.8, 1/2500 sec, ISO 100

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Overlooking Pier 94

On my first night in San Francisco last summer, my pal and fellow photographer Bill Storage was kind enough to lend me a spare tripod and take me out to the Port of San Francisco and some of the surrounding areas that I otherwise wouldn’t have gotten to see at all.

Nikon D5100
50mm, f/8, 6 sec, ISO 200

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You Need Giants Tickets?

I met this guy a couple blocks from AT&T Park in San Francisco. When I told him that I was not, in fact, looking for Giants tickets, he asked me if I’d take his photo. I gladly obliged.

Nikon D5100
85mm, f/4, 1/125 sec, ISO 320

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No Entry on Pier 70

On my first night in San Francisco last summer, my pal and fellow photographer Bill Storage was kind enough to lend me a spare tripod and take me out to the Port of San Francisco and some of the surrounding areas that I otherwise wouldn’t have gotten to see at all.

Nikon D5100
50mm, f/4, 10 sec, ISO 200

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