Monday, August 24, 2009

Fire in South Boston

I was in South Boston Friday night after having dinner with friends (Morton's yum!).

As we drove by this building, we noticed smoke coming out of the roof. After we called 911, we circled around the block and parked so I could get pictures and watch the firefighters work.

The Boston Fire Department responded with at least 7 trucks, 4 ladders and 3 engines that I saw.

They had the fire under control and mostly out in under an hour.

South Boston fire truck races to the scene of the fire

South Boston ladder truck raises the ladder to fight the fire

Firefighters use a saw to open a door for access

Firefighters investigate inside the building for sources of the fire

Firefighters overhaul the remains of the fire after pulling down the wall

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Hall Cemetery, Quincy Ma

This is the Civil War Unknown Soldier memorial for Quincy. There are two bodies interred here.

Quincy Civil War Unknown Soldier memorial

One of the markers.

Quincy Civil War Unknown Soldier marker

Hall Cemetery

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Fishing for Striped Bass

I went fishing with a friend last Thursday. We were in Quincy Bay fishing for Stripers.

We caught three, tossed one back. The two we kept were 34 inches, 13 pounds, and 37 inches 19 pounds.

Das Boot


Me with the big one

The two keepers

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Strobist Boot Camp II: Assignment 3

David Hobby is running a series of lighting assignments with prizes for the winning entry. I didn't do the first two assignments, but this one grabbed my interest.

The theme is interior architectural.

My submission is my bathroom. I wanted to show something different than a standard static shot. So, I had the shower going and lit the inside to catch the water falling.

Bathroom shot for Strobist Bootcamp II

The deadline is Aug 14th, so we'll know sometime after then if it is first prize material.