Photo of the Week – Charles River, Boston

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.

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.

 

 

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