Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Fort Revere, Hull Ma

I went to Fort Revere today with a friend to explore. It's a neat abandoned gun placement with empty rooms and passageways that you can wander around in.

Fort Revere, Hull Ma

Fort Revere, Hull Ma

Fort Revere, Hull Ma

Fort Revere, Hull Ma

Boston Light is the oldest lighthouse in America, in operation since the early 1700's. Behind it is Graves Light.
Boston Light

Gaming tokens

More coins, this time NCL tokens that they use in their shipboard casinos.

NCL 25 cent Gaming Token

NCL 25 cent Gaming Token

Friday, March 27, 2009

Bunker Hill Monument

I went to the Bunker Hill Monument this morning after dropping my wife off at work.

It's 297 step to the top of the tower, but well worth it for the fabulous views of the skyline of Boston. It's probably the best spot in the city to get an elevated view of the entire skyline.

The Freedom Trail starts here

Boston from Breed's Hill

Boston Skyline

Coins on the ledge

Bunker Hill Monument stairs

Zakim Bridge from Bunker Hill

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Coins from Thailand

I borrowed an enlarger from my camera club to take these shots.

These are coins from Thailand that I got while I was there in 2001.

Thailand coin

Thailand 10 Baht coin

Thailand 5 Baht coin

Thailand 1 Satang coin

Thailand 1 Baht coin

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Lincoln Park, Dartmouth, Ma

I went with a friend to an abandoned amusement park in North Dartmouth, Ma on Sunday. It was a small park by modern standards, with a wooden coaster as the centerpiece.

The rollercoaster is still mostly standing, though the first hill collapsed in 2005 under a heavy load of snow. It's been scheduled for demolition for a while, but is still up for now.

Lincoln Park - Comet Rollercoaster

Lincoln Park - Ticket booth

This is the motor that pulled the train up the hill. It's mostly a shell now.

Lincoln Park - Rollercoaster motor

Lincoln Park - Comet Rollercoaster

Lincoln Park - Comet Rollercoaster

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Fore River Bridge

Last night, I went over to the Fore River Bridge after my camera club meeting. I was going to take some pictures of the USS Salem, when I saw that the bridge was up.

It's eerily quiet when the deck is moving. No cars are moving, and all you hear is the pulleys squeaking.

Fore River Bridge lowering

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Aruba vacation pictures, part 5

I took a fair number of night time shots on this vacation. Even though I brought my tripod, I barely used it. Mostly, I set the camera down on a chair or bench.

Aruba Marriott Pool

El Gato

I played with flash on this one. Once from each side of the frame to bring up the light and colors a bit.

Westin Aruba

One of my goals while in Aruba was to visit some cemeteries. This one, St Anna's Cemetery in Noord, consisted of crypts that were mostly above ground. The ones that are in the ground are concrete boxes with the coffins placed in them. From what I understand, the water table is just a few feet down, so most are aboveground.

St Anna Church Graveyard

St Anna Church Graveyard

Monday, March 16, 2009

Levaland Farm rodeo practice

The owner of Levaland Farm in Middleboro, Ma, invited members from the South Shore Camera Club to take pictures of their rodeo practice.

Levaland Farm

Levaland Farm stabled horse

The indoor arena was very dark, so getting a clean shot was very difficult.

Levaland Farm barrel racing

Levaland Farm barrel racing

Levaland Farm barrel racing

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Floating Heads

I went out for a Flickr meetup at North Point Park in Charlestown. It has a great scenic view of the Zakim Bridge, and the West End, along the Charles River.

I've got plenty of shots of the bridge, so I decided to play with my flash.

Ghosts of North Point Park

Ghosts of North Point Park

Ghosts of North Point Park

Ghosts of North Point Park

Friday, March 13, 2009

Aruba vacation pictures, part 4

The lobby of the Riu has this wonderful stained glass ceiling panel above the main chandelier.
Hotel Riu Palace Aruba stained glass

Who wouldn't want to spend some time relaxing on the beach?
Palapas at Westin Aruba

Palapa at Palm Beach

These kids are able to swim at the beach at the Westin.
Aruban kids swimming

Aruba Marriott Pool

Monday, March 9, 2009

Model shoot with Luna-bella

Yesterday afternoon, I shot a model shoot with a local model from Model Mayhem.

It was my first actual model shoot.

Luna-Bella Photoshoot

Luna-Bella Photoshoot

Luna-Bella Photoshoot

I certainly have much to learn about posing and directing, but we all have to start somewhere.

If you are interested in booking her, contact her through her Model Mayhem page here: http://www.modelmayhem.com/Gothicdeva

Friday, March 6, 2009

Exacta VX IIa and lenses

A friend from the South Shore Camera Club lent me a couple old film cameras to clean and photograph.

This one is an Exacta VX IIa with a Westagon f/2 50mm lens, and a Meyer-Optik Trioplan f/2 100mm lens. Built like a tank and hefty, this copy is from 1958-60.

Exakta VX IIa, Westagon 1:2 50mm, Meyer 1:2.8 100mm

Exakta VX IIa, Westagon 1:2 50mm, Meyer 1:2.8 100mm

Westagon 1:2 50mm for Exacta

Exakta VX IIa

Exakta VX IIa, Westagon 1:2 50mm, Meyer 1:2.8 100mm