iPhone 365: First 15!

This challenge is hard! And I’ve only been doing it for less than 15 days…

Doing this with the iPhone certainly makes it a lot easier than carrying my camera around. I can shoot quicker, be more reactive, more flexible. 🙂 Some of these places I can go back and shoot with my camera when it’s fixed, but some of these moments are irreplaceable. The awesome thing about moments is that you will never have another one quite like the one you are currently experiencing. Uniqueness is a cornerstone of our world. Unique people, unique moments. The amazing thing of the camera is that we can capture those unique moments to remember and relive as many times as we want.

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Day 6: Snow in Boston

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Day 7: Ice in Castle Island

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Day 8: Boston Common Fountain at Night

Cmas is over _(

Day 9: Christmas Trees go to the garbage. 😦

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Day 10: Joe Pug with the Devil Makes Three Concert! Woo!

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Day 11: Pre-work week candlelight reading and relaxing.

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Day 12: Back to Work! – Tilt Shift of the Boston Harbor and Greenway.

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Day 13: Reflections of the Intercontinental Hotel.

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Day 14: You Are The Fire That Keeps Me Warm At Night (aka my space heater haha)

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Day 15: Boston Fire Crane (It’s nice having a fire station the next building over!)

BONUS SHOTS! (Here are some other shots that I took, but didn’t make the cut, but are still cool!)

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Why I love the idea of a 365 Project: The one thing that photography does for me more importantly is keep my memories of what I’ve done, where I’ve been, and what I’ve experienced alive. My memory is terrible due to several concussions in high school so I will forget many things that I do and experience. All it takes is a photo to bring back those memories and feelings which is great, because not being able to remember many things in detail from initial memory is kind of a bummer. Most of the time, it just takes a trigger or several, and photography is my saving trigger. 🙂

Sculpted by Nature

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Water is Fascinating. Beautiful. Reflective. Deadly. Saving. It can take the form of a vast ocean miles wide or a tiny tide pool that stretches only a few inches. It can change the face of this earth as it has incredibly done over the years. It can sculpt art. In this case, it can sculpt rocks into art. These beautiful curves you see above in the bottom of the photograph are natural water-made. This place is called the Sculptured Rocks (New Hampshire) and this shot only captures a small piece of it. To get to the bigger sculptured rocks required more time than I had to shoot so that only leaves me to put it on my list of locations to return to! 🙂

Have you spotted the polar bear yet? If not, take a second look at the photo above! 🙂

The Sculptured Rocks are right near Newfound Lake, which is one of the most beautiful Lakes I’ve seen. My mom would spend her summers here as a kid, and I can see why my grandfather chose this lake to come to. It’s a calm place, but I am talking about it of course in the winter/off-season when I went to see it a few weeks ago. There is a stillness to the water that clears all of the noise away and you slip into a sense of peace. Mountains, or rather large hills, surround the Lake, also creating a sense of smallness standing on the shores. We also had quite the sunset that day…

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Southie Sunset :)

I discovered a great Boston sunset view from Southie’s castle island last week! It’s very peaceful if you can block out the children’s screams from the playground, the planes flying in overhead every five minutes, and loud conversations from passer-bys 🙂

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I just recently purchased a Fuji X-E1 after breaking-up with my Fuji x100s…things just weren’t working out with that camera (I think I had a factory dud) 😦 and this was my first time getting comfortable with this camera. I love the feel of it! It sounds great too 🙂 But more importantly, the images it takes, look great! I’m no processing wiz, I am actually a super newbie, but It doesn’t take much to make these images look decent 🙂
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Part of the dock next to castle island. Experimented with some long exposure shots here 🙂
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