Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Pond Street Cemetery, Braintree

I did some shots using my 50-200 to see what I could do with distance shots and trying to blur backgrounds. Unfortunately, the lens is at f5.6 at 200mm, so it didn't blur as much as I had hoped.

Pond Street Cemetery

Pond Street Cemetery

Pond Street Cemetery

Pond Street Cemetery

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Plymouth clouds at sunset

My wife and I drove down to Plymouth, Ma to eat at Red Robin. We go down about every other month or so.

After dinner, she went shopping and I stayed in the car to read and take pictures.

Plymouth Sunset

Plymouth Sunset-2

Plymouth Sunset-3

Plymouth Sunset-4

Plymouth Sunset-5

Monday, August 11, 2008

Squantum Point Park

I went to Squantum Point Park on Sunday. It is an old airfield that has been converted into a hiking/biking park, with views of the Boston skyline and parts of Dorchester.

This seawall is almost completely rusted away and it seems the only thing holding it up is momentum.

Broken seawall

Broken seawall

Rusted seawall


This is the famous Gas Tank. Currently owned by National Grid, the other side is famous for having Ho Chi Minh painted in profile in the blue stripe.

Gas tank

Several people were walking along the top of the concrete of the seawall.

Walking on the seawall

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Scanned some old film

I scanned a couple old film frames.

Lake Michigan in winter

Fade away

Virginia Beach pier

Virginia Beach pier

I also got the prints back from my first 120 roll from the Brownie. I don't think I re-rolled the film tight enough, because I had some streaks across parts of a couple frames that look like they could be from edge exposure to light. I have to find the flatbed scanner now to get the prints scanned.

Shooting with the Brownie is certainly different than anything else I've ever shot.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Blue Hills Nike Missile site

I went to an abandoned Nike Missile site today. It was a quick and dirty expedition to see what out there. It appears to be semi-active since a truck drove through as I was finishing up.

This is the main launch pad that the missiles were prepped and launched from. The elevators have been covered with fill and are inaccessible.
Blue Hills Nike Missile Site

These appear to be the motor pool or maintenance building.
Blue Hills Nike Missile Site

Blue Hills Nike Missile Site

Blue Hills Nike Missile Site

Blue Hills Nike Missile Site

This is a generator building next to the motor pool building. It looks like there were 3 generators here.
Blue Hills Nike Missile Site

Monday, August 4, 2008

Granite and boat

Granite and boat, originally uploaded by alohadave.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Town River Bay, Quincy

Town River Bay, Quincy, originally uploaded by alohadave.