Category: Massachusetts

Comics on Route 110

Okay, how about this? So, I’m driving along Route 110 in Lowell and Dracut. If you’re into comics, this is the stretch for you.

Mural on a Comic Shop in Dracut Ma along Route 110

Mural on a Comic Shop in Dracut Ma along Route 110

More of the same Mural

More of the same Mural

Don’t worry. He’s chained down…

The Hulk

The Hulk in Lowell

Topsfield Congregational

This is another drive-by picture shooting. This is another sight on my ride to-and-from work. Topsfield Congregational in the Morning

In mid-summer, the Congregational Church in Topsfield Common catches the morning sunlight quite nicely.

Topsfield Congregational

Juniper Cove

One of my favorite places in the world is right down the street from me. After a long hot Summer day at work, there’s not much better than taking a swim at Juniper Cove at high tide. It can be quiet and peaceful, or it can be full of neighbors. It’s always refreshing.

Rum Shark

The Rum Shark

One of the gems in the cove is a boat, the Rum Shark, owned by a local. My goal was to swim out to it, and take pictures at a low angle, hopefully catching some low angle sunlight for a golden or reddish effect. By getting low, the rich blue of the water takes over the image.

Pilot Fish

The Pilot Fish

The Rum Shark has a tender called the Pilot Fish.

Bill

Bill in the way

I also tried to get a photo of the opening of Juniper Cove to get a view of the horizon and Marblehead. My neighbor, Bill, kept getting in the way.

Ipswich River

I’ve been driving past this spot almost every day now for months, back-and-forth from work. Actually forth and back, because you really have to go forth first before you go back home. Yet, we all say back first for some reason or another.

Well, this spot is in Topsfield, Massachusetts. I was standing on a small, unassuming bridge that carries route 97 over the Ipswich River. Cars were zipping around 50 miles per hours just past my backside. The rusty railroad ridge is used for hikers now, instead of trains. It’s part of a Rails-to-Trails conversion.

Ipswich River

Usually, I’m driving the car and zipping past this view. I was always catching it in the corner of my eye thinking, “I should stop and take a snap shot of that one day.” Well, I don’t really see it from the car very well. The view itself is tucked behind trees, and you can’t really see it until you cross the bridge. By that time, it’s too late. You have to turn your head for a glimpse, and in that time, you’re in the trees, because you missed a turn. Today, I finally stopped.

Worn Post

So I sneaked onto a private beach (well kinda private) the other day. When I saw these posts sticking out of the sand, I wanted to capture the texture. I liked the bright light and the sharp, morning shadows.

Worn Out Post

Hospital Point

This is a test of my early birthday present, yet another water proof camera. I don’t merely need a camera that fights off water. I need a camera that fights off the salty brine residue.

Lighthouse on Hospital Point

The test was to take this portrait of the lighthouse on Hospital Point in Beverly. This is a big step up from the go-pro I had last season.

The lighthouse, in service since the 1800′s, is on the sight of a small pox quarantine hospital.

My Seats

Back in 2005, I joined the waiting list to get season tickets at Fenway Park. Just waned a 10-game pack. Here it is seven years later, and I got the e-mail for the offer. I got right field seats, which I actually enjoy. But, over time, I’m going to see if I can start working my way down towards the dugout.

My home away from home.

My home away from home.

The Sox, however, need to pull something together. My first game was against the powerful Texas Rangers. Lester lasted only into the 4th inning, and Hamilton blasted the “Red Seat Rattler.” The Red Seat is in Section 42 of the right field bleachers, 501 feet away from home plate. Ted Williams hit a ball that knocked a fan on the head in that seat. It’s said to be the longest hit in Fenway Park. My first game, Hamilton hit a ball that went like a space shot well over us and to our right, towards Section 42. My wife thought that he threatened the record.

Kelly Shoppach

Kelly Shoppach striking the Zeus Pose.

Sweeny, Pedroia, and Youkilis

Sweeny, Pedroia, and Youkilis hoping that Red Sox pitching keeps it in the Park.

Texas Travels Well

Texas Travels Well

The Ranger fans did travel well. There was a good turnout of Texans, and why not with Kinsler, Hamilton, Young, and a well improved pitching staff?

Pesky Pole at Night

Pesky Pole at Night

Sculler

Hanging around Cambridge, I caught some rowers on the Charles River. This image came out the most right. I don’t know who this sculler is, but if I could get his permission I could enter this as a photograph in a contest or show.

Sculler on the Charles Rvier

Sculler on the Charles Rvier

MS Walk

Mark and Kraig at the MS Walk

Mark and Kraig at the MS Walk Cambridge MA April 1, 2012


Had a great April 1, 2012 with Kraig Kissinger and Mark Stephen Brown at the MS walk along the Charles River Alston/Cambridge Ma – near Harvard U. Only 25 MS walkers had numbers – the top 25 fund raisers. Kraig was #14 and Mark was #2. Together they raised over $10,000 for research to lead to a cure for Multiple Sclerosis.

Lunch in Salem

Old City Hall Salem, Massachusetts

Old City Hall Salem, Massachusetts

Lunch in Salem

Lunch in Salem

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