Unlike yesterday's shot, which was taken from the Anderson bridge toward the Weeks bridge, I've reversed myself here: this shot was taken standing on the Boston side of the Weeks footbridge, leading from Boston into Harvard Square in Cambridge, facing west, with the Anderson bridge visible along with Harvard's Weld Boathouse. One of the Charles River's most recognizable landmarks, the Weld boathouse was the second boathouse built at this location; the current structure was completed in 1906 and has served as Harvard's main rowing center since.
In this shot, we see the course of the Head of the Charles rowing west past the boathouse and toward the bridge. The small, two person craft at lower left is headed in the other direction. The Head of the Charles race is considered one of the world's most challenging largely because of the two way traffic around sharp curves and under low-visibility bridges like these; this has resulted in many collisions over the years.
Larger version on Flickr, here.
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Nicou (97583) 2013-01-06 9:31
très belle compo et image tout en large superbe composition avec ces bateaux sur le plan d'eau le pont et l’édifice la branche superbe.
bravo et amitié
SNOOP_Chan (3472) 2013-01-06 9:55
Hello Andrew, very nice image here, it looks like a fairytale. Good high POV allowing you to get the whole scenery. I can see that you had good light there. Good job!
krzychu30 (8817) 2013-01-06 10:02
superb composition!I must say this extremely wide,panoramic format of the image suits here excellently.This is beautiful part of the history of Massachusetts associated closely with higher education which,we can admire on this superb picture.
Have a nice sunday
kasianowak (2215) 2013-01-08 5:31
Nice panoramic format very suitable for the subject matter. Great timing for the rowers to create an eye-catching foreground.
Noel_Byrne (7301) 2013-01-09 5:15
That is what I call a fine boathouse! I sometimes find boathouses too, around some castles and mansions in Ireland, but to be honest, your boathouse here is bigger than most of the mansions that I find, never mind their boathouses! I agree with the above too, there is a nice fairytale feel to the capture.
elenimavrandoni (5789) 2013-01-14 11:31
Hello Andrew, nice panoramic view, beautiful East Coast scenery with all the typical colors included!
Deatailed and nicely croped picture showing the historical landmark highlighted greatly with a very informative note!
- Copyright: Andrew Lipsett (ACL1978) (5755)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-10-20
- Categories: Festivals, Transportation, Event
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Nikkor AF-S 50 m/m f/1.8 G
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-06 8:36