I was at the Caribbean Carnival Sunday, trying to get a close-up of a woman’s face, with her eyes peeking out from the feathers. I obviously failed, but I really like the image that was created instead. This is it.
Saturday was International Pillow Fight Day (who knew?), and Boston’s 8th Annual pillow fight, held in Cambridge Common. Luckily, one of the rules was “don’t hit anyone with a camera,” so I only took a few shots to the head. People of all ages participated, and I think most had a really good time.
It’s not often the Weekly Photo Challenge is right up my alley, but boy, is it ever today! The challenge is to get up close and personal with your subject – instead of shooting the grand landscape, find some smaller detail that’s interesting for its shape, texture, or some other unique attribute. Sometimes, I think I do this to a fault. All my vacation photos are of corners of windows or doorways with peeling paint, small details from fences or flowers. No big, grand scenes to see here!
Thus, the challenge for me this week was to narrow my selections down. There are many examples posted previously on this blog, but I tried to show images I haven’t posted before. If I messed up and repeated any, I apologize.
Detail from a pipe organ inside Bigelow Chapel, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.
From a police motorcycle at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Boston’s South End, 2012.
Roof detail from a crypt at Mount Auburn Cemetery.
Water droplet on grass, somewhere in Vermont.
Petals of a marigold, Hough’s Neck, Mass.
Fence detail, Houghs Neck, Mass.
This week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge asks us to share a photo interpreting the theme illumination. Here are my representations of the theme:
Inside Bigelow Chapel at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.
This boy’s face (and tongue) are illuminated while he awaits the fountain’s re-awakening. On the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston.
Another shot inside Bigelow Chapel.