Upturned boats mirror the twin towers of Hancock and Prudential on the Charles River, waiting for the ice to dissolve and for Spring to come again.
I have chosen this as my image of the week because it reminds me that our photography style and focus can grow and develop through the inspiration of others. When researching a trip to Boston we spent quite a bit of time on Flickr to review photos of the destination. In doing so we stumbled upon some beautiful shots of the Boston skyline across the Charles River at dawn. I loved the alternative viewpoint this provided and the serenity it provided the cityscape with.
Unintentionally, on a long walk back to the city from Harvard, we found ourselves outside MIT with this cityscape unfolding in front of us. I recalled the images we’d seen on flickr and set about trying to recreate a similar scene in the late afternoon sun.
I love the curve of the melting ice around the boats, and the autumn coloured leaves on the tres at the water’s edge. To me it’s a lovely juxtaposition of man made and nature – showing how, if the two work in harmony, they can co-exist and create a balance and harmony to an otherwise hectic American city.
The photo was taken with a Canon EOS 7D with hired wide Canon L angle lens, at focal length 11mm, f/14 and ISO 160.
Additional photographs from Boston are available in our online Boston photo gallery.