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Bean Town In Black & White

Boston Skyline Black & White

Wow, this image goes way back…all the way back to the Nikon D300 days in 2009. We are looking at the Boston skyline from the MIT side of the Charles River.

If you are from Boston, or know someone who would like to put this image on their desktop, please share it with them. Just click the image, click the ‘X3′ (above it the new image), then right click PC/CMD Click MAC and select ‘Set As Desktop Background’. Did you know you could do that with almost every image on the site? If you didn’t, you do now. Enjoy!

Paul Revere’s Bakery


Remember that bakery I wrote about in a previous post? The one in Boston’s North End (that doesn’t sound right)? It is called Bova’s. Click the link to find out more about it: http://www.northendboston.com/bovabakery/

I wouldn’t be surprised if Paul Revere picked up a loaf of bread here prior to making his famous midnight ride. The bakery is a delightful stop for anyone walking (or warning of a British invasion) along Boston’s Freedom Trail.

Nikon D300
Nikkor 17-35 AFS

Processing Notes:
Capture (1 image)
Photomatix (pseudo hdr)
Photoshop (Levels adjustment)
NIK ColorEFX (Tonal Contrast boosted highlight/midtone contrast and saturation)
NIK Define 2.0 (Auto entire image)
NIK Sharpener (Display 35% adaptive sharpening)

Here is a sneak peek!

Across the Charles



Across the Charles, originally uploaded by LightAsMagic.

An evening walk along the MIT waterfront will reveal a wealth of great locations for images of the Boston skyline. You will find a marina, the Harvard bridge, several crew houses, the Longfellow bridge, and stunning views of old Boston. If you are visiting, make sure to bring a variety of lenses. The Charles is quite wide and you will need a longer telephoto to get closer to the distant shore.

Feel free to use my Boston photo map as forward recon.

www.lightasmagic.com/travel/boston/

Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Tokina 11-16