Sundown – Looking East

Zakim Bridge Sunset

I decided to play around a bit with some new angles on the Zakim Bridge. The night image I showed last week was made from the east side of the bridge (see below) . This was made from the west side with the sun setting behind me. After this, I went up to the roof of a parking garage to take some photos of this and of the Boston skyline…stay tuned.

Zakim Bridge from Beverly Street

25 thoughts on “Sundown – Looking East

  1. Peter S

    It must have been hard to get a good composition of the bridge since there is so much other stuff surrounding it, the charlestown bridge, the 93 overpass, the locks, buildings. Well done!

    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Thank you, Peter. I scouted locations for a while before taking photos of the Zakem Bridge. I tried to find some good spots in the North End, but they did not work so well. Satellite maps and some scouting around helped me locate this park in Cambridge. I also have some nice evening images from the roof of the parking garage at the museum of science. Cheers!

      1. milfordstreet Post author

        Thank you but we get the same variation in skies as everyone. I just have to obsess over weather reports and live cams. Then I plan my shoots accordingly. If it had been overcast that afternoon, I would have rescheduled or changed my location to shooting small items in a neighborhood someplace. Photography has taught me how to roll with whatever comes along. Cheers.

      2. Miss Gentileschi

        Hi Chris – Now I start imagining you as a sailor poring over charts;)
        Being well prepared is half the work I guess, just as it is with drawing and painting where it really pays out to use high quality pencils, brushes etc
        It´s fantastic to realize how much work it is to shoot these beautiful pictures! Cheers, Sarah:)

      3. milfordstreet Post author

        Hi Sarah:
        That is pretty much me except me poring over weather forecasts and at times maps. The good news is it is highly unlikely that I will sink.
        It is similar, I’m sure with drawing and painting. The key thing seems to be not to stand around cursing bad lighting conditions but figuring out how to work with what you get. But it becomes a great metaphor for life
        Have a wonderful day.

    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Yes…I am getting a bit sketchy in my old age. This was taken from a park in Cambridge but I have a bunch of images in the queue from the top of a garage. It’s one of the few places that you can get unrestricted access to tall buildings. Cheers!

    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Thank you Monica. It just seemed to be glowing with this warm light….and then an hour later the lights come on and it turns a cool blue. Such wonderful opposites. Cheers!

  2. vera ersilia

    There is a lot to be said in favor of ‘industrial’ looking structures, especially when they are photographed as you do. You actually bring them into the realm of human. Very well done indeed.


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