I was not fully prepared to photograph this storm as I did not have all of my camera gear with me.
This was photographed with a Leica M9 and a 35mm lens, hand-held at 1/125th of a second at F11 at 80 ISO.
The lightning is NOT striking near the building. That speck near the bolt is a bird.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner with Japan Airlines colors and livery markings made it’s inaugural flight from Japan to Boston today. On this foggy day, I snapped photos and captured audio from the Logan air traffic control tower. Here is my slideshow, along with a photo. Please click the words JapanAirlinesBoston link in asterisks, not the photo. Thank you.
CLICK here for video —-> **JapanAirlinesBoston**
Boston College priests, Fr. Tony Penna and Fr. Don MacMillan, who had known Franco Garcia, the missing BC student, for four years, offered prayers over his body at the edge of the reservoir that claimed his life. I was positioned on Reservoir road overlooking the tragic scene. Below is my photo. Joining the priests in somber reflection are some of the police and EMS officials who worked this case, along with BC spokesperson Jack Dunn, third from left.
I was driving east on Storrow when I saw this overturned car in the westbound lanes. A Massachusetts state trooper was rendering aid to the victim, who was laying inside and underneath the rolled vehicle. I parked under the Longfellow bridge and put on a lime green highway vest. News photographers on the highway, in essence, become highway workers so we are told to wear these vests. I crossed Storrow and came to a position at the median strip fence approximately 25 feet from the action. More troopers were arriving and one came over to me and asked what I was doing, etc. I told him that I was a photographer with the Herald and that I would “keep my distance” and not get too close and that I wasn’t going to move forward from my perch standing on the jersey barrier. I noticed the original trooper trying to calm the victim and, at the same time, ascertain what his injuries were. One man who had also stopped to render aid did not approve of my presence and stood in my view between the victim and my camera lens. I had to employ the old bob-and- weave method, all the while hoping that there would be some interaction, maybe a touch, between the two. I kept bobbing and the other by-stander kept weaving, and then it happened. State trooper Kevin Nichols reached out and lightly stroked the man’s leg while saying “hang in there.” It was a nice, subtle moment. I was glad to have captured it. Shortly afterward the Boston fire department took over and extricated the man. All in a day’s work for these officials.
My video, below of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino’s funny response to a Daily Beast survey that lists Boston as the drunkest city in the nation. Boston Herald’s Raakhee Mirchandani asks the questions and the mayor, suffering from a December cold, answers as only he can. See Raakhees’ story in the Boston Herald.
This was a sad news event to cover for sure as word of the death of firefighter James Rice started to spread to working firefighters at 5 Hancock street. See my photos below.
Here is my photo of Last week’s full moon and a photo, snapped today, of a Back Bay construction team readying for the day ahead. How DO they enter that outhouse?
As Occupy Boston took it’s show on the road to a Copley Square event, Boston police, including the top department brass lead by Commissioner Ed Davis, followed. Yesterday’s 1pm rally included an aluminum foil replica of the now infamous kitchen sink that was confiscated by police Thursday night from the Dewey Square encampment. It also included speeches, a band and an unsuspecting newly married couple who meandered out of Trinity Church and into a large Occupy Boston march. The just married couple, Phillip Marshall and Elise Reynolds, did not mind one bit as they are both Occupy Boston supporters. See my photos below. See Herald story here.
As many were getting ready to sit with family and feast on all the good things that Thanksgiving has to offer, Boston firefighters, EMS and police were responding to a multi-vehicle accident. They eased the pain of a small child, an infant and several adults who were hurt in the late morning accident that occurred near the Broadway bridge. Please see my photos below. In top photo, firefighter Edward Kelly of Ladder 17 is seen calming a young boy. Brian Carey of Rescue 1 holds an infant in the next photo. In the Third photo, an unidentified Boston EMS member holds the same infant. Story here.
At the Brookline birthplace of our nation’s only Catholic president, Father Brian Clary of ST. Mary of the Assumption Church sprinkled holy water to commemorate the 48th anniversary of the killing of President John F. Kennedy. The staff of JFK’s birthplace, including National Park Servicemen Jim Roberts and Patrick Franzen, laid a wreath at the Beals Street home. Please see my photos of yesterday’s ceremony below.