Earlier today I headed out to Boston with a fellow photographer, Mike, of www.unitymike.com. We've know each other for a couple years now and as we both own mirrorless cameras we decided to walk around Boston with our new gear. The weather was very cold, but luckily the weather man was wrong and we got snow. We met up, got all our gear ready and hopped on the T.
I must say it was nice to walk around with someone who is just as passionate about photography as myself. We talked, mirrorless, new gear, Fuji, Canon, Nikon, and our businesses. We ate some good food, and then walked some more. And then stopped to eat, and then walked some more. And we even met up with another photographer friend of ours.
This is Mike playing with his camera. Actually I think he may have been taking a photo of me.
When we arrived in Boston we stopped to take a few photos in the station.
I'm by no means a street photographer, but I did try to take a few photos here and there trying not to be noticed, but I've decided its not really my thing. Fun to try it though, and I'll probably have to try some more in the future. When we left the station there was a fence with a lot of padlocks on it. I'm thinking it was some sort of memorial. Some had names on them and others were in pairs.
From there we made sure to have our gloves on as it got pretty windy. After a few blocks we decided to grab some breakfast. If you know me I never say no to food. So we stopped at The Pour House and enjoyed some breakfast.
The food was good, and the place had a nice vibe to it. I'd definitely go back if I'm in that part of Boston again.
After that we headed back out into the cold to walk around some more and take some more photos.
As we continued walking we reached Boylston st. We would continue on here to head towards the Commons. I saw this man cleaning up.
Its probably hard to tell from these photos, but up until this point it was very overcast. As we crossed the street to head up Boylston St. I turned around and saw this.
It was nice to see some blue out there. In the sun it definitely felt warmer even though there were still plenty of clouds out there. Walking a little further I saw this glass building reflecting the blue sky and had to try and capture it. Behind it it was still very overcast.
i found some other interesting looking buildings as well.
Walking a little further we reached the far end of the Boston Commons.
On the other side of the commons a group of bikes caught my eye.
We continued our walk and we found this neat looking alley. I could easily picture doing an urban themed photo session there.
A couple more block and we reached China Town. Here's my attempt at a street photo.
Two the right of the coffee house in the previous photo were these two phone booths. I have no idea if they were real, or not, but they were rather unique.
A block down the road we came across the entrance/exit to China Town.
So we continued walking. Here's another attempt at a street photo. To clarify this and the other photo I had taken before were taken "from the hip" and not by looking through the viewfinder.
As we continued on we came across a T stop that was under major construction. I think it was a stop on the Orange line.
This is another building that caught my eye.
As photographers we found and walked through many alleys exploring. In one of them we found this trash can and for some reason found it an interesting subject.
We then stopped at the South Street Diner to grab some food and to meet up with Chris, a photographer buddy of ours. I had a chicken and veggie quesadilla and some tea to warm up a little.
This is Chris. He's a wedding photographer based out of Revere, MA.
We left the diner and Chris and we continued the photo walk.
Our last stop took us to an italian bakery. I already forgot what I ordered, but it was quite good.
So the photo walk ended with a tasty treat. It was honestly a really fun day even though it was really cold out. At times the camera had to go back in the bag and gloves had to go back on to get warm temporarily to take more photos. A couple times it felt like we were taking the long way as well, but it was very enjoyable. I don't generally go to Boston to wander so it was nice to walk some new streets. We're planning another trip into Boston for next month and we're hoping it will be warmer then and to explore some other areas.
Thanks for reading.
- All photos were taken with the X-E2 and the 27mm lens.