Taken from the Boston harbor the morning I flew home from Boston, after I realized Piers Park (with its famous view) was closed. I was staying at a hotel nearby because I had a flight at 7:30 am. So of course I got up at 4:30 am to catch blue hour (the weather forecast indicated there wouldn't be much of a sunrise).
I walked through East Boston, a rapidly gentrifying and beautiful neighborhood, to Piers Park. Gated and locked. Lest I thought of climbing the fence, there was a police car in the parking lot. Never mind.
Unfortunately, that left me without a good view of the harbor-front skyline with blue hour rapidly approaching. I hightailed it back through East Boston to Massport Harborwalk Park, which had no gates but unfortunately was much farther from the city skyline. By the time I got there, peak blue hour had come and gone. This was taken on the tail-end of blue hour, so it's not as vividly blue and contrasty as I'd like. But I still like it.
Boston's a great city. I was happy to be back.
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HimalAnda (8552) 2014-05-06 23:26
I like the blue tones of this picture. It gives a real atmosphere to the photography.
tenretin (2301) 2014-05-07 3:16
You made a nice simple picture but perfectly realized.
It is well thought out and worked.
Congratulations and good day,
siudzi (32385) 2014-05-07 12:56
What a beautiful blue hour shot this! The city looks extremely attractive full of soft lights and intensive blue tones around. Excellent work, TFS!
- Copyright: Clark Monson (cdmonson) (4478)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-30
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Canon 6D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM, Digital ISO 100, B+W 72mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/10.0, 4 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-06 21:42