Rainbow Bubbles

Rainbow Bubbles

More bubbles from a festival nearby. These bubbles are a creation of the BubbleSmith.

Rainbow Colors

Rainbow Colors

Taken at a nearby festival. One of the fun things at the festival was Sterling the BubbleSmith. He was creating wonderful, huge and creative bubbles. I’ll try to add some additional photos later. Not an advertisement for him but if you want a splendid event for children and adults, you can contact Sterling Johnson at sterlingjo@earthlink.net

Black and White

Black and White

Taken at a nearby festival. Some animals are bright like the macaw but others are just black and white. This cow was being held and milked as the Dairy Princess talked about cows and the benefits of milk. What do think the cow was contented?

Red, Yellow, Blue

Red, Yellow, Blue

Taken at a nearby festival. This is a close up the macaw that I took previously. The reds and other colors are very intense.

Green on Blue

Green on Blue

Taken at a nearby festival. This festival had displays of animals including this macaw. I found the layering of feathers to be visually more interesting than the whole bird.

Purple and P… P……

Purple and P... P......

Taken at a nearby festival near the port-a-potties. My wife, Jane Ingram Allen caught the writing on this man’s T-shirt, “Prune Packers”. The shirt had to be purple to give it the full impact. Oh, the clothes people wear to a festival.

Green and Yellow

Green and Yellow

Taken just before leaving the festival. As I mentioned before, I really enjoyed seeing what people were wearing – hats, clothes, and in this case glasses.

Flowers and Hats

Flowers and Hats

This was taken at a nearby festival. I really enjoyed the hats and clothes that were worn by many who were there.

So Good!

So Good!

This photo was taken at a local festivals where they were selling huge barbecued pork or beef hocks. This man seems to throughly enjoying his. For those of us who are vegetarians it was not all that appealing. However, I could not miss this photo.

Orange on Blue

Orange on Blue

Taken in front of Boomerangs on Centre St in Jamaica Plain, MA.

Red White and Blue

Red White and Blue

Taken in front of City Feed in Jamaica Plain, MA

Prayer Flags – Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts

Prey Flags - Boston's Museum of Fine Arts

The prayer flags are in the Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Family Courtyard dinning area of the MFA. They are in memory of those who lost their lives and were injured in the Boston bombing. The individual flags are made by quilter from all over the world. It is titled “To Boston With Love”.
I’d seen the prayer flags in many places in Asia. Seeing them here was very comforting. They are so many in this Courtyard the single picture does not do it justice.
There is a link to a Boston Globe article that includes information about the prayer flags. Scroll down to the 4th paragraph.

Six Buildings Deep Challenge – Boston’s Beacon Hill

Six Buildings Deep Challenge - Boston's Beacon Hill

This photo challenged me to gain a perspective that was six building in depth. Part of the challenge was to establish a correct vertical line and then work around that. It appears that other vertical lines to the left and right of center are not straight and the horizontal lines are definitely not straight. When we look at such a scene with both our eyes open our brain adjusts for these imbalances. Not so with the one eyed camera.
This was taken outside the African Meeting House and Museum of African American History in Boston’s Beacon Hill.

Boston’s Beacon Hill

Boston's Beacon Hill

This photo was taken on the African Heritage Trail in Boston’s Beacon Hill area. These buildings appear to be crammed together but in reality they have a lot more frontal space. I was partly fascinated with the rounded nature of these buildings.

Beacon Hill – Grill Work and Shadows

Beacon Hill - Grill Work and Shadows

This photo was taken on the Black Heritage Trail in Boston’s Beacon Hill area. I took the tour at 12:30 and the sun was high and very bright. I like this photo but it is extremely complicated with the grill work, a window and shadows. As always, I welcome your critical comments.

Waiting – Hot Shave or Tattoo?

Waiting - Hot Shave or Tattoo?

I took this photo in the North End of Boston today. It really does not fit into my abstract assignment but I could not miss the shot.

Sunlit Hair – 2nd Photo in the Assignment for Abstract

Sunlit Hair - 2nd Photo in the Assignment for Abstract

This is the 2nd in the series of photos to complete the assignment for abstract.

Boxes in Blue – Abstract Assignment

Boxes in Blue - Abstract Assignment

Well I finally selected the next assignment. I was in Brattleboro, Vt the last couple of days attending the opening of the juried photo exhibition, “Phonetography” at the Vermont Center for Photography where I have two photographs. So today I made a random selection and it was abstract. I hope this and the ones following are more exciting than the “pain” assignment. They are definitely less gruesome.

Climb – 3rd in the Pain Assignment

Climb - 3rd in the Pain Assignment

This image is the 3rd and last in the pain series assignment. You sure don’t want to climb over and slip.

Ouch – 2nd Photo in the Pain Series Assignment

Ouch - 2nd Photo in the Pain Series Assignment

This is the second in the series on pain that I started yesterday. I selected a topic at random for a set of topics written on cards. Although this was the first time I’d done this, it seems like a good way to focus. I’ve not picked todays topic as it is raining outside. It is suppose to clear up this afternoon.

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