SailFest 2013

By The Dawn’s Early Light
50mm, f/2, 1/100 sec, ISO 3200

I am incredibly behind in uploading photographs I’ve made since moving to Connecticut. That said, this weekend is SailFest 2014 in New London and I decided to push through some photographs a bit early from last year’s SailFest.

Bright Stars Gallantly Streaming
50mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO 3200

Last year’s SailFest was most notable for it’s intense fog and cloud cover. While it may be one of New England’s largest fireworks displays, SailFest 2013 was no match for the weather. While the resulting photographs weren’t directly of the fireworks themselves as planned, I found them rather impressive regardless and I hope you do too.

The Rockets’ Red Glare, The Bombs Bursting in Air
50mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO 3200

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Menagerie of Apathy, Plate IV

Nikon D5100
16mm, f/5.6, 1/80 sec, ISO 500

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Menagerie of Apathy, Plate V

Nikon D5100
16mm, f/5.6, 1/80 sec, ISO 500

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Menagerie of Apathy, Plate II

Nikon D5100
16mm, f/8, 1/500 sec, ISO 200

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Menagerie of Apathy, Plate III

Nikon D5100
16mm, f/5.6, 1/125 sec, ISO 500

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Menagerie of Apathy, Plate I

Nikon D5100
16mm, f/8, 1/500 sec, ISO 200

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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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