Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Fire Damage - Arlington Great Meadows
So I usually only include a single image for my photo of the week, but this week is a little different. A massive fire ripped through the Lexington section of Arlington Great Meadows which is one of my favorite spots to run the dog and look for birds - and it was featured in last week's photo. The fire was last Friday and I had just been over there with Marley on Wednesday - crazy. I'd heard about fires in there in the past, but they were all so small that I had never even seen any evidence. This was much different. Judy, Marley, and I scoped it out on Monday after the marathon and the smell of smoke was still very prevelant and the landscape was completely altered. No big trees were taken, but much of the undergrowth was charred. You can check out more about the fire here.
Before (April 15) and after (April 20):
A couple more images of the from the scene:
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Yesterday was Patriot's Day here in Massachusetts and with it came the 113th running of the Boston Marathon. For as long as I can remember I've watched it on TV, but I'd never attended - although apparently my mom brought me when I was 2 but somehow that trip has slipped from my memory. So we headed over to my mom's place in Coolidge Corner in Brookline and made the 1 minute walk over to the course along Beacon St. at the about the 24-mile mark. Got there just in time for the men's wheelchair leader to fly by and stood in amazement for the next several hours as hundreds upon hundreds of folks poured by. People from all over the world - we even saw Captain America, Batman, Spiderman, and a dude dressed as a Hooter's girl. It was all pretty amazing and I'll be back again - no doubt.
Men's winner Deriba Merga from Ethiopa and 3rd-place finisher Ryan Hall from the US. Truly unbelievable that these guys average sub-5 minutes miles for the entire race:
A couple other scenes from the race including these young fans, and military members completing the 26.2 miles decked out in full gear and hauling full packs:
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Judy and I had the opportunity to cover a bar mitzvah in Boston a few weeks back and had a great time feeding off the energy of all the kids. And they definitely had some energy to burn added to by the fact that the center pieces were made out of candy bars - a pretty cool idea I thought. There was no limbo or electric slide like I remember from back in the day, but a mean game of Coke-Pepsi did break out toward the end.
One of the candy centerpieces - soon to be torn to shreds:
The bar mitzvah boy amongst friends and dad in the middle of the horah:
Beautiful salad from our friends at WildFlour Catering - we've worked with them before on weddings and, as always, they provided quite the spread:
Coke-Pepsi in all its glory:
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
What a pose. A little superman-esque, don't you think? Or maybe thats supergirl. Well as you can see we shot another session with our favorite model, little Emma. Its been roughly a month since the first shoot and she's growing fast - she was even able to sit up on her own this time which was not an option just a few short weeks ago. As usaual the full array of emotions were on display - she laughed, she cried and then she peed all over the floor. But it was all cute. Thats a given.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
I recently had this image selected to be part of the inaugural exhibit at the Center for Arts at the Armory which is Somerville's new community arts center. Its a really cool idea to take this old, dormant armory and turn it into a beautiful new art space and the project is apparently at least 4 years in the making. The building dedication ceremony and opening night for the exhibit is tomorrow, April 3rd, with the mayor of Somerville among those taking part in the festivities. The exhibit will run through April 24th - check it out at www.artsatthearmory.com.