Without the key to the scene, the distinctive Prudential in the background, you could hardly discern where this picture was taken. You can barely make out the Mugar Omni Theater to the right. What you see are the grasses growing in a wonderful lush park with walkways, waterways, bridges, benches, and a haven for skateboarders and strollers alike. Truth be told, forty years ago, this area was covered in warehouses, oil soaked dirt roads, filth, rubbish and the home for Cambridge industry, trucking and freight distribution simply named B&M Rail Yard #7. It was, in fact, where I began... working in these warehouses, just steps away from North Station. How pleasant it is to see what people who care are able to accomplish over time. Bravo! Who says you can't go back? What a treat.
Nikon D610, 1/500 second at f/11, ISO200, 116mm, 28-300mm - 7258
I guess I have become obsessed with the light of the sun as it drifts off to sleep or begins to wake up. I look for it almost every day and get a little depressed when I can't find it. Even if the wind chill is in the single digits and the wind is howling, that last sparkle of light is some kind of a reward.
Nikon D610, 1/4000 second at f9.5, ISO 200, 50mm - 6696
Our last day in La Jolla was very special. We had a red-eye so we had one last opportunity to spend time with the Pacific. We spent hours strolling along the shore. It was thrilling for me to again see the coming of sunset and that magic glow of golden light that can only be seen when the sun is very low near the horizon. We catch occasional glimpses of the golden sheen on the east coast from time to time. At the Pacific, it happens all the time. It doesn't go unnoticed. Photographers, both amatuer and professional come out by the droves to witness the magic of the light.
Nikon D610, 1/250 second, ISO 200, 28mm (28-300mm) - 6395
And so it begins.... I have decided I will post one picture every week in 2016. Far less effort than 2015, but not really. Still taking the same number of pictures, but only selecting the very best for my post. We were in La Jolla, California yesterday and enjoyed a stellar sunset on the beach. Something locals must take for granted, but we do not. My camera battery died just after this picture was taken, so I missed the green flash of the setting sun, but somehow I wasn't disappointed. So fortunate to have witnessed this grand spectacle.
Nikon D610, 1/4000 second at f/5.6, ISO 100, 92mm (28-300mm) - 5338
I am Robert McKay Jones, a photographer from Sterling, Massachusetts. I take photographs every day and