Monday, December 31, 2012

365 Photo Project - Everything December


And that's all she wrote, as they say. That's it the end of my 365 photo project and despite missing a few days this month due to reasons I won't go in to here for the most part I have really enjoyed the project and having the determination to continue taking shots day in and day out and also being made to give them a description if some what brief I found to be helpful in my creative process.

I have no idea how long Google will keep blogspot going but I can only imagine looking back at fondness in a few years time over these shots and I hope if you were following along you enjoyed the journey too. I have  thoroughly enjoyed reading your comments.

366/365 Photo Project - New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve

It's been way too long since my last post, having missed several days I became uninspired to continue and with the goal of the reaching the end of the year so close I am sure I will be kicking myself one day, however we end the year with a photo of the News trucks gathering in Copley Square earlier today for the New Year's Eve revelers.

Taken with the LG Optimus Elite, No post processing.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

361/365 Photo Project - Winter Freeze


Winter Freeze

Christmas in Maine is even colder than Massachusetts apparently! That probably won't come as much of a shock to most of you, and as evidenced by the frost on this tree it certainly was true this holiday season.

Taken with the Canon PowerShot SX230HS handheld, flash did not fire, tone adjusted in post processing.

Monday, December 24, 2012

359/365 Photo Project - Log Fire

Log Fire

What better to keep you warm during the winter season than a log fire? The wood burning stove at my relatives Maine home kept the cold winds at bay.

Taken with the Canon PowerShot SX230HS handheld, flash did not fire, cropped and tone adjusted in post processing.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

354/365 Photo Project - Through The Mist


Through The Mist

Yesterday's photo was of the fog in the Boston area, today's photo is of the man made mist created in this holocaust memorial in Boston's center. I stood there waiting for the person I could see walking towards me to make it in to the frame but still appear anonymous enough to not mind being posted on my blog.

Taken with the LG Optimus Elite, No post processing.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

353/365 Photo Project - Foggy


Foggy

You might not believe it from this shot but there hidden somewhere is the Boston Financial District.

Taken with the LG Optimus Elite, No post processing.

Monday, December 17, 2012

352/365 Photo Project - Miniature Winter Scene


Miniature Winter Scene

I'm not sure if it was intentional, but do you notice the lack of snow on the miniature scene in Boston's South Station this year? It must be global warming!

Taken with the LG Optimus Elite, No post processing.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

351/365 Photo Project - Easy Drive To Work


Easy Drive To Work

As the Christmas holidays approach I am noticing a definite improvement on my drive times to work, if only everyday of the year it was this easy! ;)

Taken with the LG Optimus Elite, No post processing.


Saturday, December 15, 2012

350/365 Photo Project - Cheers!


Cheers!

Cheers for the weekend, and alcohol!

Taken with the LG Optimus Elite, filter added in post processing to make the photo look a more grittier.


Friday, December 14, 2012

349/365 Photo Project - Medford City Hall


Medford City Hall

Earlier this month I posted a image of Somerville Town hall, now it's Medford's turn to make my blog.

Taken with the LG Optimus Elite, No post processing.


Thursday, December 13, 2012

348/365 Photo Project - Financial District Sun


Financial District Sun

While walking through Boston's Financial District today I was blinded by the sun reflecting off of the area skyscrapers.

Taken with the LG Optimus Elite, No post processing.


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

347/365 Photo Project - 12/12/12 Concert


12/12/12 Concert 

With work and home life taking over this week there was barely any time to capture a photo for today, so this shot Pink Floyd playing at the Concert for Sandy Relief will have to surfice.

Taken with the LG Optimus Elite, No post processing.


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

346/365 Photo Project - Boston Public Library


Boston Public Library


The US Flag hangs with the Christmas decorations on the facade of the Boston Public Library on this dreary winters day.

Taken with the LG Optimus Elite, No post processing.

Monday, December 10, 2012

345/365 Photo Project - Somerville City Hall


Somerville City Hall

The drive in to work this morning took me past this municipal building in Somerville.  I hope there was no one at this bus stop when someone hit it.

Taken with the LG Optimus Elite, No post processing.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

344/365 Photo Project - Pudding


Pudding

No matter how much I eat at a restaurent I always make sure to leave room for dessert, and this pudding from a local area restaurant was très délicieux!

Taken with the LG Optimus Elite, No post processing.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

343/365 Photo Project - Christmas Tree Lights

Christmas Tree Lights

The tree might not be quite as grand as the one captured in yesterday's photo but we love it all the size. I can say that keeping our Christmas tree in the sun porch has been a lifesaver in preventing a cat-astrophes!

Taken with the Canon PowerShot SX230HS handheld, flash did not fire, some adjustments and edits made in post processing.

Friday, December 7, 2012

342/365 Photo Project - Christmas Tree In The Square

Christmas Tree In The Square

This tree in Teele Square looks radiant surrounded by the street and traffic lighting. There's no post processing here, this is how the shot looked out of my fun when I took it. I think the lens was steamed up from being in a warm restaurant coming out to the cold  and wet winter air.

Taken with the LG Optimus Elite, No post processing.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

341/365 Photo Project - Curiosity And The Cat

Curiosity And The Cat

Looking for inspiration for a photo of the day project after a hard days slog at work isn't always easy but chasing one of our cats around the house until they concede to have their photo taken wasnt such a chore because they are inevitably various curious creatures. Asta tried to smell the lens on my camera and wondered why I was shoving it in her face.

Taken with the Pentax K200d with the Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL lens , with a close-up +10 filter attached in MF. No flash was fired. Color correction in post processing.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

340/365 Photo Project - Sunset Over Science Center

Sunset Over Science Center

As the sun set over the Boston Science Museum the temperatures dropped sharply this afternoon and the red sky at night was a small delight. Taken on my camera phone and split in to 2 layers in post processing, the foreground layers levels adjusted to decrease the area in shadow to bring out my highlights but unfortunately also more noise. The 2 layers were combined again to be a poor man's HDR attempt.

Taken with the LG Optimus Elite, post processing as described above.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

339/365 Photo Project - Cranes In The Fog

Cranes In The Fog

The cranes on this construction site were barely visible in the thick fog today before it cleared to the unseasonably warm temperatures in South Boston. I wouldn't want to the guy you can see in at the top of this crane working on a day like this stuck up there all on his own.

Taken with the LG Optimus Elite, brightened in post processing.

Monday, December 3, 2012

338/365 Photo Project - Winter Sun


Winter Sun

Driving in to Boston these days can be hazardous to your health, and I don't just mean the road rage gun fights on I93, I mean the low winter sun blazing on none overcast days. This was captured this morning while I made my best attempt not to kill any children on the way to work, when viewed the camera the very dirty windshield of my car didn't look quite as bad as this!

Taken with the LG Optimus Elite, no post processing.

PS. I noticed later that it looks like I may have used a sky light or graded neutral density filter but actually that's just the sun protection at the top of my windshield.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

337/365 Photo Project - Christmas Lights Closeup

Christmas Lights Closeup

Today was spent putting up some more Christmas lights and decorations, and the subject of my photo of the day. The close-up +10 filter was still on my DSLR so a macro photo was in order. After trying a few attempts to get real close and in focus I thought a slight out of focus shot of several of the Christmas lights looked much more artistic.

Taken with the Pentax K200d with the Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL lens , with a close-up +10 filter attached in MF. Noise reduction attempted in post processing.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Free December 2012 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper

Cranes - Desktop Size (1024 by 768)

Get your free November 2012 Monthly Desktop Calendar Wallpaper. Simply click one of the above images to get the full size version and right click to save it to your picture directory (depending on your browser).

Once saved locally you can set it as your desktop background. For instructions on how change your desktop background on a Mac or a PC click here or here.

336/365 Photo Project - Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights

It only took me the best part of the today to find, unpack and then decide I needed more lights today to get these up, and that doesn't even include time time to worry about decorating a Christmas tree yet! That will have to wait until tomorrow perhaps, I'm determined to go all 'Griswold Christmas' this year ;)

Taken with the Canon PowerShot SX230HS in handheld night mode, flash did not fire. Some post processing to remove house number. I like how the garden looks with a light coating of snow, if only that was the only snow we'd get this winter!