Wednesday, September 18, 2019


The next and final place we visited in Boston was this perfectly clear lake. It originated as a glacier then over hundreds of years it melted into this lake. The lake was so clear I could see the bottom ten feet underwater in some spots. I was able to easily see fish and other underwater objects.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Paul Revere's House

A little way down the road we passed by Paul Revere's house. I am a little skeptical about the complete truth if this is his house or not. The left side looks freshly painted and the side panels look new. This could be because they had to remodel it or else it would fall, but the right side looks authentic. There's a green-brown taint on the panels, making it look like something that could have been from the 1700s.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Protecting the Nation

This statue and park in behind the statue mark where the American Revolution started. Both towns, Lexington and Concord, claim to that their town had the first shots, but I believe it is Lexington. On the way back to the car we passed by a cemetery with headstones dated to the early 1800s. It was something not relevant to the revolution, but interesting to see.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Walk in the Park

This is a picture of a big duck followed by many small ducks. I wanted to position the camera as close to the big ducks head as I could, but also have the small ducks in the back. I chose a smaller aperture to have the ducks in the back be in the picture but out of focus.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Paul Revere

This picture is of Paul Revere riding his horse in front of a church. This picture was one of the hardest to take. There were two main things I was focussed about, light and positioning Paul. The light that day was very harsh. There was bright sunlight on the church, but Paul was completely black. While I did lose much information in Paul, I was able to get both objects which is a success. The second thing was positioning. I wanted to get the perfect angle to capture both the church and Paul.

Monday, September 09, 2019

Irish Potato Famine

This is the Boston Irish Famine Memorial. There is another part (not pictured) that shows a prosperous American family walking along next to this struggling Irish family. It opened in 1998 and has an average of 3 million visitors each year. Even from just a simple picture, it is easy to see the struggles it appears they are going through.

Saturday, September 07, 2019

Granary Burying Ground 

Our next adventure took us onto the freedom trail and to the Granary Burying Grounds. This cemetery is the resting place for Paul Revere, John Hancock, and Sam Adams. Some of the headstones were dated to the 1700s, but they were actually moved in the late 1900s to accommodate tourists and to create a walkway. While this isn't the original resting place of the headstones, this still was a site that was visited over 300 years ago.

Friday, September 06, 2019

Prudential Tower

Hey! This is my 1000th Post! I looked back at my first picture and I was dated almost 3 years ago. 1000 pictures later and there's a big quality and commentary difference.
Next, we traveled 30 stories high on the observation deck of the Prudential Tower. It was really calm and peaceful up top. You could look down and see the cars and buses without hearing all the city noises. You could also look out and see for miles and miles. One of the things that shocked me the most were the number of trees. I didn't think that there would be as many in such a dense city.

Thursday, September 05, 2019


This picture and the last one sum up our visit to MIT. It wasn't a formal visit, just us walking around and seeing the campus and buildings. I personally like this picture better because of the colors and man taking another picture. First, there are more colors in this picture, which I like. Second, I like how the guy is taking the picture. It shows that this is a popular visiting spot.

Wednesday, September 04, 2019


Continuing our college visits, we next went to MIT. After getting off the bus, I immediately saw this sculpture. It is called 'Alchemist' and is metal letters, numbers, and mathematical symbols to "pay homage to all the researchers and scientists." If I could change one thing about the picture, it would be moving the picture angle. I wish I took the picture head-on and the background was the rest of MIT. The downside of doing so would cause the trees to go away, which do also add an interesting background.

Tuesday, September 03, 2019


Welcome to Boston! There are two parts to this trip. The first is the downtown Boston and surrounding cities and the second is Cape Cod. We started our trip off in Boston and visiting Harvard. I took this picture in the Harvard Yard facing North toward the Harvard Memorial Church. I took this picture because of the architecture that surrounds and makes up the building. Five paths meet at the center point of the yard, there are the four giant columns at the bottom of the church, then steeple on top.