Saturday, January 28, 2012

Big City Visit

     Those of you who know me well know that I am just not a city person. The town I live in doesn't even have a traffic light, and that's fine with me! City traffic makes me nervous, and I'm just used to lots of space around me. As a nature photographer, cities are not on my shootlist. So, when a group of photo friends suggested a trip to Boston last month, I thought it would be a great challenge for me. Moving out of your comfort zone is always a good thing for a photographer, and I do love a challenge!

We had a great trip, and were befriended by a sweet man in Chinatown who became our guide around the area and also brought us to a wonderful restaurant for lunch. This is Freddie, posing for me.

It was fun to wander around the city with no particular subjects in mind.

I am generally drawn to curves in my subjects, but the strong, bold lines of the city made for great subjects, and I loved the patterns, shapes, reflections and lines I saw in the buildings.

And of course I found some nature to shoot!

My favorite shots were taken in a train station, I do love to play with shutter speed and blur!

We stated until sunset, and headed home with tired feet, full memory cards, and fun memories of the day.

So, when you have the chance to shoot something outside your comfort zone, grab it! You really can find something to shoot anywhere you go.

Happy Shooting!