Thursday, March 31, 2011

Day 6: Early Spring Sailing

The MIT sailing club, or perhaps a class, started on the Charles River this week.  Poor weather started to move in at the time of this photo, with a mix of drizzle and snow.  That is Boston in the background and I am on the Cambridge side of the river.  You'd think these MIT students would have the smarts to wait another week or two.  As I am typing this blog the snow is coming down pretty good outside and looks like we will have a few to several inches for my commute back into Cambridge tomorrow morning.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Day 5: Cold Morning Reflection

Driving along Stevens Pond just after sunrise this morning, the reflections of the pine trees from the other side caught my eye. The thawing ice on the pond made the refleted tree tops seem out of place. As I moved along the edge of the pond, I spooked some Candian geese that frantically swam across the water, making ripples and wrecking my next shot.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Day 4: Lines and Curves

Running out of light today.  Grabbed a photo of the Bunker Hill Zakim Bridge looking from Charlestown.  Not the most flattering photo of this bridge...I know.  I hope to get one from another angle at night, with the lights on. Note, this entry was updated to provide "the correct" name of the bridge.  I had egregiously ommited Bunker Hill in the bridge name, as pointed out by Susan Lynch, a good friend and long-time Charlestown resident.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Day 3: Ready to Row

I stopped along the Charles River (Cambridge) on the drive home this evening, near the MIT boathouse.  Took a few photos of the MIT crew teams practicing, but liked this photo of one team preparing to launch.  They originally had the boat in the water backwards and in this photo were turning it around to head out in the right direction down the river.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Day 2: Checking Out the Vernal Pools

Emily and I had a great afternoon hike in Wildcat Conservation Area by our house.  We were scouting out vernal pools in anticipation of the spotted salamander migration in a couple of weeks.  It was Emily's idea to record our observations in a journal on our weekly trips to the vernal pools.  This year we plan to hatch spotted salamander eggs at home in an aquarium and raise the larvae up to full grown salamanders.  We will be posting some (hopefully) cool macro photos over the next few months of all the stages.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Day 1: Crazy Cousins

So today was the first day of my 365 photo challenge.  What better subjects than Emily and her wacky cousins sitting in the barn loft?  I gave up on trying to take a respectable portrait and just let them have it their way, which probably turned out the best.