Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

Two recent reflections photos: the first from the Ides of March Festival in Somerville, a mirror set up to help people properly fasten their togas, and the second, the reflection of a military band from the bell of the tuba at the Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade.

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Word A Week Challenge: Parade

I wasn’t sure I had any parade photos I hadn’t already shared on this blog, but did manage to come up with two from Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade last weekend. Both are of Boston firetrucks which traditionally lead the parade. Boston seems to have its fair share of parades, so watch this space for many more parade photos in the future! For now, though, just these two:

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Travel Theme: Green

I’ll keep my “green” to the theme of the weekend, since St. Patrick’s Day is kind of a big deal in Boston. I have co-workers who’ve asked for Monday off, because they’ll still be drunk Monday morning. I must be old. Or not Irish enough. Or something. So, in the spirit of green, and the spirit of the holiday, some photos from last year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade in Boston’s South End.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

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.

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Detail from a pipe organ inside Bigelow Chapel, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.

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From a police motorcycle at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Boston’s South End, 2012.

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Roof detail from a crypt at Mount Auburn Cemetery.

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Water droplet on grass, somewhere in Vermont.

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Petals of a marigold, Hough’s Neck, Mass.

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Fence detail, Houghs Neck, Mass.