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Jan 10, 2006 14:26 |  #1

I was wondering if it would be a good idea for people in and around Boston to meet up and have a great day shooting together. We could meet up in the Harvard Square/Cambridge area which should provide plenty of good photo oppurtunities. It would provide a chance to learn from each other as well. If a decent number of people are interested we can get something going. Starting this thread to get a feel of how many people would be willing to meet up. Feel free to post up ideas for meet/dates/venues which may come to your minds.


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Jan 10, 2006 14:34 |  #2

Good idea. I'm down.


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Jan 10, 2006 15:47 |  #3

I could easily be convinced, but I'm not a fan of photo ops in Harvard Square. Well, I guess if you an urban/people shooter it's great, but I'm not one of them. I'd be more interested in the waterfront but could be convinced of other places.


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Jan 10, 2006 15:56 |  #4

Place is not a criteria Scottes. We can go with any good suggestions for locations i think. You would probably know more good shooting locations than i would(im a big fan of your boston skyline shots btw). Can we come up with specific locations for shooting and then maybe shortlist them. How about the area near haymarket(or haymarket itself),we can also get some waterfront shots behind the aquariam? Or maybe Boston commons with the Chinatown/downtown crossing area? Lets get the ball rolling..

And while we are at the topic of Boston - Go Pats!! :)


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Jan 10, 2006 16:09 |  #5

Work allowing.. I'm in :)

I have need to swing by Dern Street if it's in the neighborhood.. there's a significant plaque there i'd like to photograph.

I understand the Ansel Adams exhibit was extended at the Museum.. any idea's how long.. ?


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Jan 10, 2006 20:14 as a reply to  @ CyberDyneSystems's post |  #6

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Work allowing.. I'm in :)

I have need to swing by Dern Street if it's in the neighborhood.. there's a significant plaque there i'd like to photograph.

I understand the Ansel Adams exhibit was extended at the Museum.. any idea's how long.. ?

Ansel Adams has been extended through January 4, 2006.
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Jan 10, 2006 20:36 as a reply to  @ damansidhu's post |  #7

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Place is not a criteria Scottes. We can go with any good suggestions for locations i think. You would probably know more good shooting locations than i would(im a big fan of your boston skyline shots btw). Can we come up with specific locations for shooting and then maybe shortlist them. How about the area near haymarket(or haymarket itself),we can also get some waterfront shots behind the aquariam? Or maybe Boston commons with the Chinatown/downtown crossing area? Lets get the ball rolling..

And while we are at the topic of Boston - Go Pats!! :)

Haymarket itself isn't much, I think, but right around the corner is Fanueil Hall and the marketplace, Oyster House is a classic shot. Over to the Aquarium can be good, or a stroll in that area. That covers about a 2-block radius, so it's easy.

The Common's OK, and the Public Garden is even better - especially if you get a fresh snow. Copley Square certainly has some interest. Perhaps we could arrange something with the Trinity Church to get inside and do some shooting. Late afternoon will get some great shots of Trinity Church itself. The reflection off the Hancock Tower can be interesting. The Mother Church is another couple blocks from there, though I'm sure the fountain is off and the pool might even be drained for the winter (completely unsure about that). A couple more blocks gets you to The Fens, an area I have no knowledge of but has possibilities.

There's certainly some shooting to be done along Memorial Drive, and/or the opposite side along the Esplanade. Memorial would require driving, but the Esplanade is only available by foot - a trip on the Red Line and then off to the Esplanade. Long walk in the cold, though - driving Memorial is much easier. Much of the views there are long shots of Boston, but always interesting if a boat or two is out. Some of the boat houses upriver are cool, though, and the bridges alone can make it worthwhile.

In and about the Navy Yard can be cool. The Constitution and the Cassin are there, and you can walk around damn near anywhere and tour both boats. A short walk down a long pier can yield some excellent views of Boston and especially the Zakim Bridge. Bunker Hill Monument is a few blocks from there - who wants to walk up 500 steps to get one hell of a view?

Driving over to East Boston and/or the airport can yield some excellent skyline shots - where I've taken all my Boston panos. Prospect Hill in Somerville is supposed to have some great views of the city, too.

You can walk along just about 90% of the harbor on Boston's Harborwalk. http://www.bostonharbo​rwalk.com/ (external link)


Most of the stuff in Boston proper - and Harvard Square - are all easily reached by the T and a max of a 2-block walk. Memorial Drive, the Navy Yard, Prospect Hill, and East Boston are drives. Mixing it all up isn't bad - start early, park near Fanueil Hall, grab the T for a while, then back to the car for late afternoon cruises of the rest. With an early sunset in the winter there are *tons* of possibilities for night shots in any of the places mentioned.

I'd recommend a Sunday, which is much much quieter, people-wise.


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Jan 11, 2006 13:09 |  #8

no one else is interested? just 4 people? comeon guys, i thought there were more folks around from bean town


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Jan 12, 2006 07:07 |  #9

Scottes...great ideas. We could do this whole thing via the T. I'd love to shoot some stuff near park street, specifically the old graveyards that are next to Suffolk Law School...where some of the colonial big whigs are burried.


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Jan 12, 2006 08:46 |  #10

Yeah, the walk from Fanueil Hall to the Common (2-3 blocks) passes by 2 or 3 ancient cemeteries. Well, ancient for the US. :-)


If anyone else has any ideas please chime in! I've shot almost all of the places I've mentioned so I'd love to hear some more ideas.


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Jan 12, 2006 16:27 |  #11

I'd love to come down and learn from some of the pro's but I've just recently blown out my knee :( so schlepping around Boston probably isn't in the cards for me right now. Let me know if you plan on getting together again sometime!


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Jan 12, 2006 17:33 |  #12

At the rate this is moving your knee may be healed before we get enough interested parties.

Perhaps Boston in January isn't optimum?
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Of course, if we had planned for today... Dang, 57F and sunny.... It was like summer.


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Jan 12, 2006 19:00 |  #13

Count me in I don't get to the city often, but sounds good to me.


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Jan 13, 2006 05:57 as a reply to  @ Scottes's post |  #14

Scottes wrote:
At the rate this is moving your knee may be healed before we get enough interested parties.

Perhaps Boston in January isn't optimum?
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Of course, if we had planned for today... Dang, 57F and sunny.... It was like summer.

Very true! Yesterday would have been a gorgeous day for a stroll in Boston! Let me know when you guys decide and I'll try to get down for the festivities!


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Jan 13, 2006 10:45 |  #15

im down too just give me a PM


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