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I was working my shift at the Boston Herald on a sunny afternoon when the police scanners reported a fire in an office building on Route 9 in Newton. As I approached the building I knew this was not going to be an ordinary event. Heavy smoke filled the sky near the Chestnut Hill Mall as the building, packed with workers, exploded in fire. Five people died in the blaze even as Brookline and Newton fire companies did amazing and heroic work that day. This the site of the new Wegman’s, etc. See my photos below. 


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A Bald Eagle gave a handful of bird-watchers a thrill today as the majestic bird, perched atop a high tree,  enjoyed its time on the banks of the Neponset River in Milton. The bird, however, did not seem too pleased when a number of crows gave chase closer to the Southeast Expressway. I was amazed at this bird’s sight. I was few hundred yards away and he/she was still eyeballing me. Thanks for the tip on where this beautiful bird hangs out, John C!  Below are my photos from today. There is also a photo of Canada Geese.
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Last week signaled the passing of fifteen years since I photographed an Air India 747 passing directly over the former headquarters of the Boston Herald and “through” a winter’s half moon. The photograph was snapped at approximately 3:30pm on January 2, 2001 using one of the first digital cameras that the Herald had, and a 600mm lens with a 2x teleconverter extender. That made the lens a 1200mm F8. The photograph went on the front page of the Herald on January 3rd and the Associated Press picked up and transmitted it worldwide the same day. The next day over 50 newspapers worldwide ran the photo, with the London Independent, The Irish Times and a paper in Hong Kong being some of the many papers who ran it on the front page. It felt great making such a splash and a connection. I started receiving letters from all over the world about the photo. I even received one letter that was delivered to the Herald in an envelope that simply read: To the person who photographed the jet thru the moon, Boston,MA USA. I am still amazed that the letter made it to me. Thanks to the workers at the main post office at Fort Point Channel, Boston for that one. The photo continued on to numerous magazines and many books, 2 of which are seen below. I did not know what airline it was or where it was headed until I received a call from the FAA in Nashua,NH. They asked me what time it was that I photographed it and told me that it was Air India flying from London Heathrow to JFK in NYC. I made lots of friends worldwide. Thanks, as always for being a viewer of my photos and this website.

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I have received requests to show more photos of yesterday’s incident in which 3 MBTA buses needed help from a “T” tow truck to free them from the small Clarendon St. bridge over the Pike, due to the morning snowfall. Four other buses were impacted and rendered “down” due to the 3 blocked buses. I started my Boston Herald work shift yesterday at 6am with the knowledge that I was going to have to move fast to photograph the snow prior to it changing to sleet and/or rain. I took some photos in Copley Sq. and then headed up Clarendon, toward the South End.  Just past the Hancock Tower and Stuart St. I noticed a small backup of traffic. I saw two of these 60′ long buses, stuck near the entrance to the parking garage next door to the rear entrance to the Back Bay MBTA bus turnaround. I parked. I walked up past the buses and noticed another one stuck near the intersection of Columbus Ave. This bus had come out of the bus turnaround and slid within inches of a parked vehicle. Shortly thereafter, 2 more of the articulated buses entered the Clarendon St. area, just having past Stuart St. These 2 buses now became incapacitated because they were caught in the gridlock and could not safely be backed out. The drivers of these 2 buses then put blocks under their tires so that the buses could not move. Now we have a total of 5 incapacitated buses (3 stuck on snow/slush and 2 stuck in the gridlock. All of these buses were Route 39 buses. The buses needing tow truck help had license plate #’s of 1037, 1022, 1220. At this time 2 Transit Police officers arrived and started to direct the morning commute past the stuck buses. These cars were flowing slowly through one small lane. I heard plans to bring in a powerful MBTA tow truck tug. The maintenance workers associated with the tug did a remarkable, speedy job in getting these buses moving. I then noticed two more buses that were unable to get out of the bus turnaround due to the one that was stuck at Columbus and Clarendon. This whole incident took about 1hour, with 5 buses down for the hour and the two that had driven in, down less time than that. Boston Herald reporter Matthew Stout as today’s story here.

12/29/2015-Boston,MA. One of 5 MBTA elongated buses, and it's driver, standing at bus, is freed from it's stuck position during Tuesday morning's snowfall. The buses, on Clarendon St. between Columbus and St. James, were stuck for approximately one hour. Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

12/29/2015-Boston,MA. One of 5 MBTA elongated buses, and it’s driver, standing at bus, is freed from it’s stuck position during Tuesday morning’s snowfall. The buses, on Clarendon St. between Columbus and Stuart St., were stuck for approximately one hour. Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

12/29/2015-Boston,MA. Two of 5 MBTA elongated buses are seen stuck during Tuesday morning's snowfall. The buses, on Clarendon St. between Columbus and St. James, were stuck for approximately one hour. Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

12/29/2015-Boston,MA. Two of 5 MBTA elongated buses are seen stuck during Tuesday morning’s snowfall. The buses, on Clarendon St. between Columbus and Stuart St, were stuck for approximately one hour. Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

12/29/2015-Boston,MA. One of 5 MBTA elongated buses is freed from it's stuck position during Tuesday morning's snowfall. The buses, on Clarendon St. between Columbus and St. James, were stuck for approximately one hour. Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

12/29/2015-Boston,MA. One of 5 MBTA elongated buses is freed from it’s stuck position during Tuesday morning’s snowfall. The buses, on Clarendon St. between Columbus and Stuart St, were stuck for approximately one hour. Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

12/29/2015-Boston,MA. One of 5 MBTA elongated buses is seen stuck during Tuesday morning's snowfall. The buses, on Clarendon St. between Columbus and St. James, were stuck for approximately one hour. Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

12/29/2015-Boston,MA. One of 5 MBTA elongated buses is seen stuck during Tuesday morning’s snowfall. The buses, on Clarendon St. between Columbus and Stuart St., were stuck for approximately one hour. Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

12/29/2015-Boston,MA. One of 5 MBTA elongated buses is freed from it's stuck position during Tuesday morning's snowfall. The buses, on Clarendon St. between Columbus and St. James, were stuck for approximately one hour. Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

12/29/2015-Boston,MA. One of 5 MBTA elongated buses is freed from it’s stuck position during Tuesday morning’s snowfall. The buses, on Clarendon St. between Columbus and St. James, were stuck for approximately one hour. Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

12/29/2015-Boston,MA. One of 5 MBTA elongated buses is freed from it's stuck position during Tuesday morning's snowfall. The buses, on Clarendon St. between Columbus and St. James, were stuck for approximately one hour. Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

12/29/2015-Boston,MA. One of 5 MBTA elongated buses is freed from it’s stuck position during Tuesday morning’s snowfall. The buses, on Clarendon St. between Columbus and St. James, were stuck for approximately one hour. Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

12/29/2015-Boston,MA. One of 5 MBTA elongated buses is freed from it's stuck position during Tuesday morning's snowfall. The buses, on Clarendon St. between Columbus and St. James, were stuck for approximately one hour. Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

12/29/2015-Boston,MA. One of 5 MBTA elongated buses is freed from it’s stuck position during Tuesday morning’s snowfall. The buses, on Clarendon St. between Columbus and St. James, were stuck for approximately one hour. Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

12/29/2015-Boston,MA. One of 5 MBTA elongated buses is freed from it's stuck position during Tuesday morning's snowfall. The buses, on Clarendon St. between Columbus and St. James, were stuck for approximately one hour. Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

12/29/2015-Boston,MA. One of 5 MBTA elongated buses is freed from it’s stuck position during Tuesday morning’s snowfall. The buses, on Clarendon St. between Columbus and St. James, were stuck for approximately one hour. Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

12/29/2015-Boston,MA. One of 5 MBTA elongated buses is seen stuck during Tuesday morning's snowfall. The buses, on Clarendon St. between Columbus and St. James, were stuck for approximately one hour. Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

12/29/2015-Boston,MA. One of 5 MBTA elongated buses is seen stuck during Tuesday morning’s snowfall. The buses, on Clarendon St. between Columbus and St. James, were stuck for approximately one hour. Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

12/29/2015-Boston,MA. One of 5 MBTA elongated buses is freed from it's stuck position during Tuesday morning's snowfall. The buses, on Clarendon St. between Columbus and St. James, were stuck for approximately one hour. Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

12/29/2015-Boston,MA. One of 5 MBTA elongated buses is freed from it’s stuck position during Tuesday morning’s snowfall. The buses, on Clarendon St. between Columbus and St. James, were stuck for approximately one hour. Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

12/29/2015-Boston,MA. One bus that was stuck and two at the rear that had driven into the traffic jam, are seen disabled during Tuesday morning's snowfall. The buses, on Clarendon St. between Columbus and St. James, were stuck for approximately one hour. Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

12/29/2015-Boston,MA. One bus that was stuck and two at the rear that had driven into the traffic jam, are seen disabled during Tuesday morning’s snowfall. The buses, on Clarendon St. between Columbus and St. James, were stuck for approximately one hour. Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

 

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Boston moons, airplanes, lightning, weather: Part of my year in photos 2015 included high altitude jets, severe thunderstorms, rising and setting moons, etc. For the News Photography part of my photos of 2015, please click here. I used a Canon 1Dx camera and Canon lenses 800mm lens, a 100-400mm lens and sometimes a 1.4 extender.

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May 1-Moon appears tonight as SWISS FL LX52 approaches BostonLogan shortly before sunset.

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February 27-Shadows over Boston, as the massive Emirates Airbus A380, Flight EK204, JFK-Dubai, A6-EDM, is seen.

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April 13-World’s largest passenger jet over Boston today as lufthansa Airbus 380 flies JFK-Frankfurt. 6 miles up.

01/27/2015-Winthrop,MA. Tuesday afternoon's high tide, the 2nd in a series of damaging tides that occurred today, during the storm, splashes over the sea wall on the Revere/Winthrop town line on Revere St. Staff Photo by Mark Garfinkel

01/27/2015-Winthrop,MA. Tuesday afternoon’s high tide, the 2nd in a series of damaging tides that occurred today, during the storm, splashes over the sea wall on the Revere/Winthrop town line on Revere St. Boston Herald Staff Photo by Mark Garfinkel

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07/27/2015-Winthrop,MA. Lightning is seen over the Winthrop water tower as a line of heavy thunderstorms moved through the North Shore late Monday afternoon.Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

07/27/2015-Winthrop,MA. Lightning is seen over the Winthrop water tower as a line of heavy thunderstorms moved through the North Shore late Monday afternoon. Boston Herald Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

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September 22-Boston’s newest hood ornament? A Jet departs Boston Logan. I photographed with an 1120mm lens from Winthrop.

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August 15-Lightning strikes behind Boston’s Prudential Center tower at 6:13pm.

08/04/2015-Boston,MA. Lightning strikes over Boston's Financial and Seaport Districts during Tuesday afternoon's thunderstorm activity. Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

08/04/2015-Boston,MA. Lightning strikes over Boston’s Financial and Seaport Districts during Tuesday afternoon’s thunderstorm activity. Boston Herald Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

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May 19-Moisture slides, then spins off the wing of an arriving Delta Boeing 757.

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September 20- Boston half moon with Tap Air Portugal TP204, Newark-Lisbon, caught over Winthrop. Almost 7 MilesHigh.

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June 26- LOT Airlines, JFK-Warsaw 35,175′ high over Winthrop Massachusetts at 583kts.

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July 27- British Airways FL BA188, a Boeing 777, from NJ-London, 7 miles high, over Winthrop

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November 25-A departing from BostonLogan seen from Winthrop as jet crosses in front of Boston full moon.

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July 1- Delta FL DL411, a Boeing 767-400, JFK-Dublin, & the Boston moon

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December 19-11:17pm. Shot from Winthrop. Its over Waltham at 34,000′, United Airlines Flight UA924. Washington,DC-London.

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November 30-Norwegian Airlines Boeing Dreamliner 787, JFK-London is seen at 34,000′

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October 25- Multiple exposure of Boston sunset w/ FedEx Boeing 767 landing at Boston Logan.

01/23/2015-Boston,MA. A high altitude passenger jet crossing in front of tonight's crescent moon.

01/23/2015-Boston,MA. A high altitude passenger jet crossing in front of tonight’s crescent moon.

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October 19- Multiple exposure of Boston sunset w/ Aer Lingus Airbus A330 landing at Boston Logan.

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October 10- Boston sunset, as Cape Air heads southbound out of Boston Logan.

09/27/2015-Boston,MA. Tonight's blood red super moon eclipse is seen at timed intervals.

09/27/2015-Boston,MA. Tonight’s blood red super moon eclipse is seen at timed intervals.

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November 25- A ship enters Boston Harbor as the moon rises in background, as seen through an 1120mm lens.

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November 25- The morning’s setting moon is seen over Boston at 5:54am from Deer Island.

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May 19, 2015- Brish Airways landing at Logan, with Winthrop in the foreground.

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October 9-Close call? Nope.1650′ vertical separation over Boston. British Airways Flight 113 at 38,000′ & Air berlin Flight 7451 at 36,350′

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December 5- The massive Airbus A-380, double decker airliner, British Airways BA209 @ 38,000′ over Winthrop.

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December 5- British Airways BA209 @ 38,000′ & Southwest Airlines SWA3733 @ 28,000′ cross over Franklin,MA., as seen from Winthrop.

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August 29-Moonset, as I photographed it at 5:36am.

August 20, 2015-Winthrop,MA Low level and wind-whipped fog shrouds a jetliner departing from Boston's Logan International airport.

August 20, 2015-Winthrop,MA Low level and wind-whipped fog shrouds a jetliner departing from Boston’s Logan International airport.

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September 29-Moonset.

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October 8-Brookline,MA. From Larz Anderson Park. Sunrise with Moon and Venus, 6:10am.

07/31/2015-Boston,MA. This morning's full moon sets over the city of Boston Friday. Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

07/31/2015-Boston,MA. This morning’s full “Blue” moon sets over the city of Boston Friday. Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

 

 

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From young ballerinas readying for their first-of-the-year recital, to a man threatening to jump off the Tobin Bridge, 2015 had many memorable moments that I witnessed. Here are some of them. Photos taken on and off my Boston Herald shift. Thank you to the Herald, and to my subjects, many of whom are first responders.

May 15, 2015-Winthrop,MA Clockwise from top left, Allison Sullivan, Sarah Delehanty, Jenny Delehanty and Kailey Sullivan get ready for their first dance recital of the year.

May 15, 2015-Winthrop,MA Clockwise from top left, Allison Sullivan, Sarah Delehanty, Jenny Delehanty and Kailey Sullivan get ready for their first dance recital of the year.

11/06/2015-Boston,MA. Saniyah Brathwaite, the granddaughter of murder victim Clive Francis Sr., prays during a solemn moment at her grandfather's funeral at Greater Love Tabernacle Church, Friday morning. She is sitting on the lap of her mother Keosha Francis, Clive's daughter.

11/06/2015-Boston,MA. Saniyah Brathwaite, the granddaughter of murder victim Clive Francis Sr., prays during a solemn moment at her grandfather’s funeral at Greater Love Tabernacle Church, Friday morning. She is sitting on the lap of her mother Keosha Francis, Clive’s daughter.

01/23/2015-Boston,MA. A high altitude passenger jet crossing in front of tonight's crescent moon.

01/23/2015-Boston,MA. A high altitude passenger jet crossing in front of tonight’s crescent moon.

April 8, 2015-Winthrop,MA. A bird soars as the rising moon and clouds frame it.

April 8, 2015-Winthrop,MA. A bird soars as the rising moon and clouds frame it.

09/27/2015-Boston,MA. Tonight's blood red super moon eclipse is seen at timed intervals.

09/27/2015-Boston,MA. Tonight’s blood red super moon eclipse is seen at timed intervals.

August 4, 2015-Boston,MA. Lightning strikes over Boston as a line of severe weather passes through.

August 4, 2015-Boston,MA. Lightning strikes over Boston as a line of severe weather passes through.

11/14/2015-Boston,MA. Braylon O'Neill, age 6 years, runs at the 3rd Ossur Boston Running and Mobility Clinic, Saturday morning.

11/14/2015-Boston,MA. Braylon O’Neill, age 6 years, runs at the 3rd Ossur Boston Running and Mobility Clinic, Saturday morning.

August 20, 2015-Winthrop,MA Low level and wind-whipped fog shrouds a jetliner departing from Boston's Logan International airport.

August 20, 2015-Winthrop,MA Low level and wind-whipped fog shrouds a jetliner departing from Boston’s Logan International airport.

06/02/15-Boston,MA. Law enforcement officials lift a knife that was believed to be being held by a man who police and the Joint Terrorism Task Force shot this morning at 4600 Washington St. in Roslindale.

06/02/15-Boston,MA. Law enforcement officials lift a knife that was believed to be being held by a man who police and the Joint Terrorism Task Force shot this morning at 4600 Washington St. in Roslindale.

04/16/15-Boston,MA. A truck dangles over MBTA Red Line tracks and the South East Expressway, in the south bound lane, during Thursday morning's commute. The truck crash was reported to the State Police shortly after 6am.

04/16/15-Boston,MA. A truck dangles over MBTA Red Line tracks and the South East Expressway, in the south bound lane, during Thursday morning’s commute. The truck crash was reported to the State Police shortly after 6am.

02/19/2015-Revere,MA. Lola, awaits Revere firefighters who rescued the dog along with anotherr dog, from out of an icy body of water near Oak Island St. Thursday afternoon, after the dogs fell through the ice and had to be rescued.

02/19/2015-Revere,MA. Lola, awaits Revere firefighters who rescued the dog along with anotherr dog, from out of an icy body of water near Oak Island St. Thursday afternoon, after the dogs fell through the ice and had to be rescued.

02/19/2015-Revere,MA. Revere firefighters rescue Thunder and Lola, from out of an icy body of water near Oak Island St. Thursday afternoon, after the dogs fell through the ice and had to be rescued.

02/19/2015-Revere,MA. Revere firefighters rescue Thunder and Lola, from out of an icy body of water near Oak Island St. Thursday afternoon, after the dogs fell through the ice and had to be rescued.

09/16/2015-Boston,MA. Daniel Diaz, a resident of 25 Ridgewood St., is seen in front of his burned-out residence hours after he was awakened by flames and heroically notified other occupants, probably saving lives at the 2 alarm fire Wednesday morning.

09/16/2015-Boston,MA. Daniel Diaz, a resident of 25 Ridgewood St., is seen in front of his burned-out residence hours after he was awakened by flames and heroically notified other occupants, probably saving lives at the 2 alarm fire Wednesday morning.

06/11/15-Boston,MA. Laura Dos Santos, the mother of 16 year old shooting victim Jonathan Dos Santos, holds a photo of him with his sister, in better times. Jonathan was shot dead last night.

06/11/15-Boston,MA. Laura Dos Santos, the mother of 16 year old shooting victim Jonathan Dos Santos, holds a photo of him with his sister, in better times. Jonathan was shot dead last night.

02/06/2015-Revere, MA. Firefighters battle flames, smoke and cold air at the scene of a 3 alarm fire on Reservoir Ave. Friday morning.

02/06/2015-Revere, MA. Firefighters battle flames, smoke and cold air at the scene of a 3 alarm fire on Reservoir Ave. Friday morning.

02/06/2015-Revere,MA. Firefighters battle flames, smoke and cold air at the scene of a 3 alarm fire on Reservoir Rd. Friday morning.

02/06/2015-Revere,MA. Firefighters battle flames, smoke and cold air at the scene of a 3 alarm fire on Reservoir Rd. Friday morning.

02/06/2015-Revere, MA. Firefighters battle flames, smoke and cold air at the scene of a 3 alarm fire on Reservoir Ave. Friday morning.

02/06/2015-Revere, MA. Firefighters battle flames, smoke and cold air at the scene of a 3 alarm fire on Reservoir Ave. Friday morning.

 

06/10/15-Boston,MA. A man, threatening to jump from Boston's Tobin Bridge, is seen climbing the bridge this evening as a police negotiator, bottom left, speaks to him through a bull horn. The man climbed down after 2 hours atop the bridge.

06/10/15-Boston,MA. A man, threatening to jump from Boston’s Tobin Bridge, is seen climbing the bridge this evening as a police negotiator, bottom left, speaks to him through a bull horn. The man climbed down after 2 hours atop the bridge.

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It is said that inside every aviation enthusiast is a little child. If that’s true then it must also be true that this “child” writer feels how a kid must feel on Christmas morning. Shortly after 4pm yesterday, while I was browsing the internet, I noticed on the website planefinder.net that one of the largest planes in the world, the Airbus A380 passenger jet, was 7 miles high (38,000′) over the Portsmouth,NH area. The British Airways jet was traveling south and radar showed the trip was from London to Miami. This is a normal everyday occurence over Boston, as hundreds and hundreds of flights exit and enter the east coast in this fashion.  The light was nice and the contrails that these planes produce were large and pluming. I setup a tripod in my driveway in Winthrop,MA. and used a Canon EOS 1DX and a Canon 800mm lens with a 1.4 extender. I waited and at 4:13pm the jet showed itself to be over the North Shore of Boston. I took a few photos and was going to pack up when I noticed a smaller passenger plane, a Southwest 737, from BWI-Portland,ME. heading toward the British Airways jet at 28,000′, or 10,000′ below it. They “crossed” over Franklin,MA., roughly 30 miles away from me. I posted the photos on twitter, with the flight numbers, BA209 and SWA3733. These photos got a good response but when I checked twitter a few minutes before bed last night, there was one twitter message that piqued my interest and gave me a big smile. One of the three crew members that was piloting the massive plane tweeted the following messages, below, after he landed in Miami. Also, please continue to scroll down to see my photos, below. If it is said that aviation brings the world together, and Twitter makes the world smaller, then it must also be said that good old-fashioned manners and friendliness make the world a better place. Peace out!
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I have received questions about my settings for this type of photograph. The first photo, at top, was photographed last night, Sunday October 18, at 6:06pm. It is Aer Lingus flight EIN 139, a Dublin to Boston Airbus A330. I used a Canon camera and a 100-400mm lens at 176mm. Speed was ISO/ASA 1000. Shutter speed 1/400th of a second at F5 aperture.
I set the camera fire 5 bursts on the same frame. A 5 multiple exposure photo, with each snap at 1.2 second intervals. A tripod is a must as the city skyline will actually be photographed 5 separate, and thus has to be lined up the same each time.  
The bottom photo, a 6 image multiple exposure, was snapped on Saturday night at 5:49pm. ISO/ASA 320 with a lens of 200mm. Shutter speed of 1/320th of a second at F5, with a 1.5 second interval between snaps. These photo are a lot of fun, especially when the wind kicked up and the jet lands somewhat sideways.


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09/21/2015-Boston,MA. A vigil for the young girl who became know as Baby Doe before being identified as Bella Bond, is underway at Deer Island, near the spot where her lifeless body was found June 25. Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

 

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The Challenged Athletes Foundation presented their Össur Running and Mobility Clinic yesterday at the Boston Sports Club in South Boston. Dozens of people, wearing prosthetics, including Jane Richard and Heather Abbott, survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon attacks, took part in the calisthenics-filledevent. The Heather Abbott Foundation presented a grant to Kori Tickel, n 8-year-old girl Somerset,MA. girl who lost a leg in a lawnmower accident. Tickel, the Abbott Foundation’s 2nd recipient, received a special prosthesis designed to help her run and play. Below are my captioned photos from Saturday’s event.

Braylon O'Neill, age 6 years, runs at the 3rd Ossur Boston Running and Mobility Clinic, Saturday morning.

Braylon O’Neill, age 6 years, runs at the 3rd Ossur Boston Running and Mobility Clinic, Saturday morning.

 

 Jane Richard, who lost her leg and her brother Martin, in the Boston Marathon bombing of 2013, runs at the 3rd Ossur Boston Running and Mobility Clinic, Saturday morning.

Jane Richard, who lost her leg and her brother Martin, in the Boston Marathon bombing of 2013, runs at the 3rd Ossur Boston Running and Mobility Clinic, Saturday morning.

 

11/14/2015-Boston,MA. Heather Abbott, who lost her leg in the Boston Marathon bombing of 2013, hugs Kori Tickel, an 8 year old amputee from Somerset, at the 3rd Ossur Boston Running and Mobility Clinic, Saturday morning. The Heather Abbott Foundation delivered a grant to Kori so she could get the prosthetic. Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

Heather Abbott, who lost her leg in the Boston Marathon bombing of 2013, hugs Kori Tickel, an 8 year old amputee from Somerset, at the 3rd Ossur Boston Running and Mobility Clinic, Saturday morning. The Heather Abbott Foundation delivered a grant to Kori so she could get the prosthetic.

 

Braylon O'Neill, age 6 years, and his dad Mike, both at left, and Gracie Fennelly, age 4 years, and her dad Kerian are seen at the 3rd Ossur Boston Running and Mobility Clinic, Saturday morning.

Braylon O’Neill, age 6 years, and his dad Mike, both at left, and Gracie Fennelly, age 4 years, and her dad Kerian are seen at the 3rd Ossur Boston Running and Mobility Clinic, Saturday morning.

 

11/14/2015-Boston,MA. Heather Abbott, who lost her leg in the Boston Marathon bombing of 2013, is seen at the 3rd Ossur Boston Running and Mobility Clinic, Saturday morning. Staff photo by Mark Garfinkel

Heather Abbott, who lost her leg in the Boston Marathon bombing of 2013, is seen at the 3rd Ossur Boston Running and Mobility Clinic, Saturday morning.

 

Femita Ayanbeku, age 23 years of Boston, cries as she receives a custom Ossur Flex-Run prosthetic foot at the 3rd Ossur Boston Running and Mobility Clinic, Saturday morning. She lost her leg in an accident at the age of 12,

Femita Ayanbeku, age 23 years of Boston, cries as she receives a custom Ossur Flex-Run prosthetic foot at the 3rd Ossur Boston Running and Mobility Clinic, Saturday morning. She lost her leg in an accident at the age of 12,

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I shot this, below, a 7 frame multiple exposure of the lunar eclipse, from Memorial Drive in Cambridge. There was no “photoshop” or “stacking” post process. This was an in-camera production.  I used a tripod, a Canon EOS- 1DX camera, a Canon 100-400mm 11 lens, and a Canon 24-105mm lens. I also used a sharpie magic marker and a piece of clear tape, I will explain the tape and marker later. I used the short zoom lens to shoot the skyline. I then used the 100-400mm, at 400mm, to shoot the moon’s phases at roughly 14 minute intervals, by using the Live View function of the camera. That is, I viewed, live, the scene from the large screen on the back of the 1DX. That is how I used the tape and marker to help me line up the moon(s). The moon’s exposures started out at 500asa (iso) at 1/1000th of a second at F5.6-ish, and then I gradually had to compensate for the shadow by giving it some more time, like 1/500th, 1/250th and so on down the line unit a very slow shutter speed was needed to get the red in the last moon. There is some artistic license involved here, i.e the moons are bigger in my photo and lower than one would have seen with the naked eye. My shot appeared in the September 28th edition of the Boston Herald.
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