Cambridge meets Boston

August 01, 2011  •  Leave a Comment
For the long July 4 weekend, my wife and I made the trip up to Boston to visit my sister and see all my old stomping grounds. It was fun to see MIT again and roam around the Back Bay.

I spent 7 years in Boston. It's one of my favorites cities. I love that it's not too big, but it still has everything you expect in a big city. You can walk almost everywhere and still visit great parks and restaurants. It's also very clean and has lots of trees. It's a very picturesque city.

I brought my camera with me for the visit. Since photography wasn't my primary reason for visiting Boston, I didn't bring my tripod. Nevertheless, I wanted to return to DC with some good pictures of Boston. This one, I think, turned out nicely. It's a panorama of the Charles River from the vantage point of the Harvard Bridge (MIT and Cambridge are on the left, Boston is on the right, and most of the sailboats are MIT dinghies).
I spent 4 years walking across this bridge every day. I love the view. I would have liked to spend a lot of time carefully crafting this photo; perhaps taking it during a sunrise or a sunset. However, I didn't want to bore my wife and my sister or make them get up too early in the morning—they were already being very patient with me as it is. So, while the photo isn't anything special artistically, it works for me, as it evokes some really wonderful memories. It's a very fine postcard shot.

18x3 high dynamic range images; 46.5 MP, 50 mm, f/8; blended with Nik HDR Efex Pro, stitched with Hugin, and retouched with Apple Aperture.

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