Prospective Ode to Google

If I could, I would... pen such a piece for the service that daily saves my butt.  Today it was the abilty to type "classic swan boat book" and get Make Way for Ducklings, by Robert McCloskey.  Otherwise the SO would figure out that it didn't stick on Sunday.  Having already played the Dear Matchette card, I am little short on creative solutions at the moment.

So...  the first snap was stuck in the middle of the Public Garden post but it has since become abundantly clear that swan boats get pride of place.  Clearly, this is a photo target that is going to take some more work but for now, I offer the best of Sunday's swan boat snaps.

Public Garden

and one from the Common.  The X100 battery died in Annisquam because it was never fully charged.  That dampened my enthusiasm as I wasn't much interested shooting the 7D.  So two weekends in a row, on trips especially planned for snaps, no juice.  On the way out to Cape Ann, I spotted a Best Buy so I figured I would stop and get yet another 12VDC to 120VAC converters.  Turns out there is a Target next to BBY, so I guess I saved a few bucks.  Anyway, a half hour charge on the way from Danvers to Boston got me a a decent number of attempts in The Public Garden and yielded one from the Common.

I think they were all f/8.0, at ISO 100, Aperture Priority, pretty standard Nashification.  Missed some, seems that the X100 is a bit slow unloading images to the card, maybe it is the RAW + JPEG setting or maybe because the battery was low. Something to explore. Anyway here are some snaps ...

A rather pedestrian shot of an equestrian George Washington at the west entrance for starters

Why ruin a pedestrian roll when you are on one

Hoofin' it on the Lagoon Bridge

Paying the piper (well guitarist)

Short, as in stature, not Bobby

Looks like things have changed since 1848


the one from the Common

The road less taken

There were roads to the left and to the right — both low roads.  But why choose the low road when the high road is available and unoccupied.  However, footgear other than Alden 6245F Dark Brown Suede is recommended. Ouch!

My superheterodyne iPad app The Photographers Ephemeris calculates the altitude change as exactly 92 feet. So much much for science and automation, clearly an estimate relative to thirty-somethings.

Taken during an Atlas time out on one of the several Boston Harbor Islands that can be driven to, World's End. At the end of Martin's Lane in Hingham, beware pink and green en-route.  Nice spot except for perfect alignment with 4L and 4R at Logan, across the way on some other Harbor Islands.  XZ-1 with EVF, then NIKed. More snaps to follow.

Nantasket Beach from World's End.  Wow, maybe too many layers, lower, upper lower, lower middle, middle...


another multi-hour delayed flight in or out of the Hub.  Monday northbound paired with Friday southbound. Color highlighting celebrates elite flyer status which greased the Friday exit and dinner at Salt.  Snapped Monday at BWI, ShutterSnitch to iPad for edit with Filterstorm and framing with PhotoPal in 11C.