Monday, April 30, 2012

365 Photo Project - Everything April


Is it just me or did this month fly by? Looking over all of the shots I've taken this month one thing is clear I've had a busy old month and expect it to continue as I deal with moving house, pressing project deadlines and the fine weather as summer beckons all of which will make it even more important I stay motivated to continuing this photo a day project.

121/365 Photo Project - Veterans Memorial

Veterans Memorial

Thousands of us pass by this everyday but how many of us stop and take notice. This was taken at veterans memorial in Central Sq. Cambridge.

Taken with the Canon PowerShot SX230HS, cropped and tone corrected in post processing.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

120/365 Photo Project - The Sudbury River

The Sudbury River

Today while out for a drive around the Massachusetts back roads I decided to visit some of my old stomping grounds. Today's photo is a shot of the Sudbury river taken from rt117. I can't believe I used to commute all the from the 'sticks' of Maynard, on days like this though with sun shining it sure was beautiful out there. Metro West Boston, a nice place to visit but I wouldn't want to live their again .. unless I'm telecommuting to work of course ;)

Taken with the Canon PowerShot SX230HS shot out of the passenger side of my car while driving (slowly and safely honestly!), cropped and tone corrected in post processing.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

119/365 Photo Project - Jurassic Yard

Jurassic Yard

While out about today at the Medford Open Studios after being inspired by the various artists and photographers this Jurassic scene in the area caught my eye.

Taken with the Canon PowerShot SX230HS , cropped and tone corrected in post processing to counter the harsh midday sun.

Friday, April 27, 2012

118/365 Photo Project - Exposed Brick

Exposed Brick

This Boston area office building was the subject for today's shot, I've never really been a fan of exposed brick, but at least it's not faux brick.

Taken with the LG Rumor touch camera phone, post processing to adjust levels.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

117/365 Photo Project - Longfellow Bridge

Longfellow Bridge

Another cloudy day, and another crappy camera phone image. A little post processing later to correct contrast and levels and we have the post for today's photo taken in from the Longfellow Bridge between Boston and Cambridge.

Taken with the LG Rumor touch camera phone, post processing as described above.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Free May 2012 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper


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116/365 Photo Project - St.Paul Church

St.Paul Church

A sunny day, a crappy camera phone and some post processing later to correct contrast and levels and we have the post for today's photo taken in Cambridge Ma.

Taken with the LG Rumor touch camera phone, post processing as described above.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

115/365 Photo Project - Once was blinds

Once was blinds

The window blinds in our apartment have seen better days, and the sun they fail to block out is forever reflecting of the extremely shiny lenovo laptop screen.

Taken with the Canon PowerShot SX230HS , no post processing.

Monday, April 23, 2012

114/365 Photo Project - Wristwatch

Wristwatch

I was thinking that there are many photos posted as part of a project that it's hard to verify were taken on the actual day posted. So here's a photograph of the anniversary gift I received from my Wife. I finally had the strap adjusted this past weekend but it's still a little too large for my wrist. It's a very nice watch though, solar powered and should never require a new battery, so it may outlast me assuming the sun returns to the Boston area some time soon.

Taken with the Canon PowerShot SX230HS , squared in post processing.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

113/365 Photo Project - Escalator

Escalator

Not exactly capturing Earth Day here, but this man made device certainly makes a lot of peoples lives easier each day.

Taken with the Canon PowerShot SX230HS with on camera flash, no post processing.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

112/365 Photo Project - Soft, Spy Pond Panoramic

Soft, Spy Pond Panoramic

You might be forgiven for thinking that today's photo has had a little too much post-processing with a soft lens filter, but alas not this is 5 frames stitched together as they were taken from my camera phone which apparently got a little steamy in the intense heat and humidity of the midday air. It certainly was a dreamy Saturday noon that seems to have been captured here.

Taken with the LG Rumor touch camera phone and joined from 5 separate frames in to one long panoramic in post processing. Pre-uploaded resolution 3457x1608pixels.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

110/365 Photo Project - It Wasn't Me

It Wasn't Me

Asta looks particularly suspicious in this photograph; I wonder what she knocked off the shelf this time.

Taken with the Canon PowerShot SX230HS with on camera flash, no post processing.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

109/365 Photo Project - Charles River Panoramic

Charles River Panoramic

Another fine day in the Boston area but no boats out today.

Taken with the LG Rumor touch camera phone and joined from 5 separate frames in to one long panoramic in post processing. Pre-uploaded resolution 3962x1591 pixels.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

108/365 Photo Project - Shopping Aisle

Shopping Aisle

So many fresh fruits and vegetables, but why is it that I was only craving red meat and chocolate cake?

Taken with the LG Rumor touch camera phone and joined from 5 separate frames in to one long panoramic in post processing. Pre-uploaded resolution 3962x1591 pixels.

Monday, April 16, 2012

107/365 Photo Project - Too Early For Strawberries

Too Early For Strawberries

It may be a little early in the season for these strawberries that have just been watered out side a local store but they have me crazing strawberry ice cream, especially with the high 80s returning to the area today.

Taken with the Canon PowerShot SX230HS, squared in post processing.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

106/365 Photo Project - Macdonald Park Panoramic

Macdonald Park Panoramic

One of the most surprisingly things to ome out of walking around the Somerville and Medford areas lately has been the discovery of Macdonald Park.

Taken with the LG Rumor touch camera phone and joined from 4 separate frames in to one long panoramic in post processing. Pre-uploaded resolution 2138x398pixels.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

105/365 Photo Project - Memorial Hall

Memorial Hall

Another fine spring day here in Cambridge MA led to the wife and I going for walk through the various streets of our local neighborhood. Quite the walk but such a great day for it, although it was a little hot in that mid-afternoon sun. I can only imagine what the Boston Marathon runners are going to go through on Monday.

Taken with the LG Rumor touch camera phone, sharpened in post processing.

Friday, April 13, 2012

104/365 Photo Project - Chocolate, It's Good For You

Chocolate, It's Good For You

Science is good, and scientific research that states chocolate is good for you is even better. These chocolate bars looked too good to resist at the checkout counter of my local Trader Joe's.

Taken with the Canon PowerShot SX230HS, no post processing.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

103/365 Photo Project - April Showers

April Showers

Some much needed Spring showers returned to the Boston area today. Taken through the window of our apartment in macro mode.

Taken with the Canon PowerShot SX230HS, no post processing.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

102/365 Photo Project - Rusty Electrical Box

Rusty Electrical Box

Should I be concerned that the house we are considering purchasing has this rusty old metal box powering the A/C unit for the house? It could be a long hot summer and I don't want to be without A/C in Boston.

Taken with the Canon PowerShot SX230HS, no post processing.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

101/365 Photo Project - Cappuccino Anyone?

Cappuccino Anyone?

The wife and I head out for breakfast at what might be our new local cafe. I have to say I was a little jealous I didn't order a Cappuccino, next time!

Taken with the iPod Touch camera, no post processing.

Monday, April 9, 2012

100/365 Photo Project - 100 Days In

100 Days In

The title says it all, I'm now 100 days in to my 365 photo project, oh my where does the time go. It certainly didn't feel like 100 days in to the year today, still quite chilly as shown by the feathers ruffled of this robin waiting warmer days.

Taken with the Canon PowerShot SX230HS, color corrected slightly in post processing.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

99/365 Photo Project - PAX East tilt-shift

PAX East tilt-shift

Taken earlier today from the sky walk over the main Hall at PAX East in the Boston Convention Center. That's a lot of geeks ;)

Taken with the Canon PowerShot SX230HS in miniature camera mode from above the action, no post processing.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

98/365 Photo Project - Elephant Ear

Elephant Ear

We may have been spoiled a little last month with the unseasonably high temperatures here in Massachusetts but today it really did feel like spring was truly here, so a trip to the local garden center seemed in order. This elephant ear plant shows it's veins as the sun light shines from above.

Taken with the Canon PowerShot SX230HS from below, lit from above by natural sunlight, levels adjusted in post processing. GPS Co-ords 42.45265, -71.158969.

Friday, April 6, 2012

97/365 Photo Project - Another Tile Pattern

Another Tile Pattern

Patterns seem to be the theme in a lot of my posts recently, so why break the pattern with today's posting. You don't want to know where this was taken.

Taken with the iPod Touch camera, no post processing.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

96/365 Photo Project - Abandoned House

Abandoned House

This house in Cambridge has been abandoned for as long as I've known there was a Cambridge Ma. As with my previous attempts at this technique the original frame was converted to B&W in PhotoShop after first creating a duplicate layer from background. Then using the selection tool I cut out the areas I wished to show their true color. I wonder how much they'd take for this building and would it be a good investment?

Taken with the Canon PowerShot SX230HS.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

95/365 Photo Project - Tiled Floor

Tiled Floor

Not too exciting a post for today, the patterned floor of the T station is captured here while I await the delayed north bound red line train.

Taken with the iPod Touch camera, no post processing.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

94/365 Photo Project - Sunrise in Cambridge

Sunrise in Cambridge

This morning's bright sunshine was the first that warmer temps were returning to the region

Taken with the Canon PowerShot SX230HS, tone adjusted slightly in post processing.

Monday, April 2, 2012

93/365 Photo Project - Study Room Architecture

Study Room Architecture

This was taken in the study room of one of the houses for sale we went to see tonight after work. Our potential new house perhaps? Well maybe, I apologize if this is your study, hopefully the shot is anonymous enough no one well ever know ;)

Taken with the LG Rumor touch camera phone, no post processing.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Retro Flickr - April Fools Day


I really like the 'retro look' the folks at flickr have given to the images hosted on their site for April Fools day. I particularly like this one of the Volvo sports car I took the other day. How did we like with only 'grey scale' like images back in the day? ;) Make you feel old yet??



Boston in 8-bit on Google Quest

Boston in 8-bit on Google Quest

While looking for open house locations on Google maps this morning my wife noticed a new 'quest' option available. I couldn't resist looking to see what Boston looks like in zelda like 8-bit form, kudos Google, it would be great if this wasn't just a April Fool's feature.

This puts me in the mood for next weekend and PAX East in Boston!

PS. Try Google street view, that blows my mind!

92/365 Photo Project - Cluster of Carrots

Cluster of Carrots

These carrots looked so good on the shelves of my local whole foods store. I couldn't help myself though and had to get some cookies to eat after them. Small steps towards that healthier lifestyle are better than none, right?

Taken with the Canon PowerShot SX230HS, tone adjusted slightly in post processing.