Archive for March, 2011

There were two adult turkeys and two juvenile turkeys hanging around the Harvard Medical School area yesterday afternoon when I snapped these photos. At one point, Boston police officer Shawn McCarthy helped by stopping traffic for a brief period as one of the turkeys got a little too comfortable with Longwood avenue’s asphalt surface. Story in today’s Boston Herald.

 

 


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Crowded and Foggy Runway Last Night at Logan.

Lots of jets, lots of fog last night as these airliners awaited permission for takeoff.


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I photographed tonight’s so called “Super Moon” from the Fish Pier in Southie. I needed some type of scale to show how big the orange, reddish moon was at moonrise. I lucked out. The Spirit of Boston was cruising by just at the right time. The photo was snapped with a Canon 800mm lens 2000ASA with a shutter speed of 1/60th and an aperture of f5.6. The moon is the closest to the earth while being full, hence the largest, in almost 20 years. Check Sunday’s Boston Herald for more.


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Passengers are evacuated from an Orange Line T train as Medford and Malden firefighters douse some of the fire that ran up the train’s side and fire that was scattered on the tracks in it’s wake. The incident happened just after 3:00pm.

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USS Ross, an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, enters Boston Harbor’s Black Falcon Terminal this morning, March 18, 2011, for a St. Patrick’s weekend stay.


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A St. Patrick’s Day Photo From pictureboston

I snapped this at approximately 4:45pm today and yes, I had the luck of the Irish on my side as an Aer Lingus jet passed by the rising moon. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Shot with a Canon 800mm with a 1.4X extender.


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My Two Days Photographing Sarah Jessica Parker in Boston

I photographed the slide show below of SJP on assignment for the Boston Herald as she was filming her upcoming movie “I Don’t Know How She Does It,” in and around Faneuil Hall. The woman with her is actress Christina Hendricks.

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Harp Seal Hangs Out in Houghs Neck Quincy

I photographed this Harp Seal over the weekend. He or she seemed healthy except for a bloated and reddish eye. A biologist at the New England Aquarium says that they are concerned about this seal and have been monitoring it after seeing it in Rockport last week. The aquarium reminds all that the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 prohibits people from getting within 50 feet of any marine mammal and if you see one of these animals, call the aquarium so they can go check it out.


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Tree Topping Ceremony for Whittier Health Center.

Mayor Thomas Menino signs the last construction beam at the “topping off” ceremony for the soon to be completed Whittier Street Health Center in Roxbury this afternoon asĀ iron workers from Local 7 secure the last beam into the soon to be completed building.


 

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I snapped this photo tonight from Bayswater St. in East Boston. I used a Canon 800mm lens with a 1.4x extender. This jet was flying from the southwest to the northeast when it came upon a dying contrail of another jet that passed this position previously. I have written in the past about my nervousness, or uneasiness, about photographing so close to Logan with such a large lens. I get these nice stares from the neighbors :-(


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