I was planning on photographing the moon over Boston Light Wednesday night. Below is the finished product with 3 other photos I shot last night. The moon hid behind haze and clouds for the first several minutes, disrupting my plans to get the moon directly behind the lighthouse. This (below) is the moon at during the first moments that the moon was visible, unfortunately. It just go to show that the best plans are still at the mercy of nature. Very frustrating. When it finally popped up, it was a bit too high for my liking. I will try again to get the pleasing photo that I have been trying for. Prior to the moon shot, I photographed the sun, which was a hot, hazy ball as it was setting over the Tobin Bridge. I also photographed two high altitude planes. I shot all these at Deer Island using a Canon 800mm lens, carried on my back as I rode my bike. HEAVY, for sure. Below the sun and moon photos, are photos of some of the preparations that I needed.
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Tonight had it all. A rainbow, over Winthrop, some lightning, some thunderstorm cloud tops that were illuminated by the setting sun. Very cool! Here are some photos I snapped from Winthrop tonight.
Heavy winds after this morning’s snow, then a beautiful, but frigid sunset. The middle photo just about says it all as an Alaska Air jet gets ready for takeoff from an Alaska-like Logan. Please see my photos below.
My photo below, as seen from Tremont and Clarendon streets, was snapped 30 minutes ago, just after 4:30pm.
I photographed the magic hour of Monday night’s sunset. To the left of me was the moon and a departing Logan jetliner, and to the right of me was a high altitude transatlantic jet exiting the US east coast. The origin of that flight is unknown, but definitely not Logan.
This was the amazing sunset last night, September 10, 2011. Beautiful. I snapped this from Nahant with an 800mm lens and a 1.4x teleconverter.
(10/21/09-Boston,MA) Red hot ball of sun sets over the Leonard Zakim Bridge as seen from Bayswater Street in East Boston. ED NOTE…large telephoto lens compresses everything in it’s view. Shot for Boston Herald.