Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Alohadave is out of the office...

I'll be offline for a week while on vacation in Greece. We're going to Athens and Delphi to get more pictures to post.

See you soon.

Monday, March 24, 2008


Lamp, originally uploaded by alohadave.

I got my new Pentax smc P-DA 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED lens today. Just in time for our trip to Greece on Thursday.

I had ordered the Sigma 70-300mm APO lens, but it was way to heavy and huge. This one is much better for me. Only slightly bigger than the kits lens, it's complements it perfectly.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Forbes Hill Standpipe

Forbes Hill Standpipe, originally uploaded by alohadave.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Monatiquot Rapids

Monatiquot Rapids, originally uploaded by alohadave.

Located just downstream of the Hollingsworth Dam, these rapids are in an isolated part of Braintree. Surrounded on all sides by development, it's a small bit of wilderness in a large suburb of Boston.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Hollingsworth Dam spillway

Hollingsworth Dam spillway, originally uploaded by alohadave.

This spillway is located under the old Armstrong Flooring factory in Braintree, Ma. The mill pond formed by this dam is known as Hollingsworth Pond or Upper Mill Pond depending on the source.

There have been various industrial facilities at this site since the 1700's. The current building has been abandoned since 1996 when Armstrong closed this factory. Part of the structure is occupied by a gym and furniture company.

The pond is formed by the Monatiquat River that leads to the Fore River.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Holbrook Union Cemetery

Holbrook Union Cemetery, originally uploaded by alohadave.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Milton Lower Falls

Milton Lower Falls, originally uploaded by alohadave.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Houghton's Pond Panorama

Houghton's Pond Panorama, originally uploaded by alohadave.

Houghton's Pond is a kettle pond in the Blue Hills. Formerly owned by the Houghton family, it's a popular swimming area in the summertime.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Capt. John Wales

Capt. John Wales, originally uploaded by alohadave.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Houghton's Pond Sunset

Houghton's Pond Sunset, originally uploaded by alohadave.

This is from Houghton's Pond. I had just gotten my new K100D Super and took it out for a quick jaunt to get a feel for it. Sometimes the best shots come when you are still figuring out how the gear works, and your eye can really take over.

Sunday, March 9, 2008


P, originally uploaded by alohadave.

A friend of mine had an accident late last night. This morning after getting out of the hospital, we went to get some things out of the car. He snagged this off the front of the hood.

Saturday, March 8, 2008


Tabasco, originally uploaded by alohadave.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Sunset in HDR

Sunset-HDR, originally uploaded by alohadave.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008


Paperwhites, originally uploaded by alohadave.

Pond Meadow Park Stream

Pond Meadow Park Stream, originally uploaded by alohadave.

Another shot from Pond Meadow Park. There are a couple streams that run alongside the pond.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Palouse Falls B&W

Palouse Falls B&W, originally uploaded by alohadave.

I went to the Palouse Falls with my dad when I was visiting back in Oct. It's a pretty impressive waterfall with a 200 foot drop.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Pond Meadow Park Dam

Pond Meadow Park Dam, originally uploaded by alohadave.

This dam is located at the northern end of Pond Meadow in Braintree. It keeps the level of the pond at a steady level and regulates the stream that forms from the spillover.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Winter Sunset

Winter Sunset, originally uploaded by alohadave.

I saw this last week when I was coming home from work. It was a race to the parking lot of the grocery store to get a couple shots before the sun went down too far.

By the time I came out of the store 15 minutes later, all the light had gone, and it was nearly dark.