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Boston after blizzard Nemo



Newbury St. in Boston the day after Nemo hit whilst the driving ban was still in effect. It felt like a scene out of The Walking Dead....
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Newbury St. in Boston the day after Nemo hit whilst the driving ban was still in effect. It felt like a scene out of The Walking Dead.
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49 Comments | Report
Ramona12Photography
 
Ramona12Photography March 17, 2013
Great scene, love the edit!
AcCater Premium
 
AcCater March 17, 2013
Nice shot!
janepalash
 
janepalash March 17, 2013
astonishing!
joeyquiroga
 
joeyquiroga March 17, 2013
WONDERFUL!
charzing PRO+
 
charzing March 17, 2013
Great shot. Voted.
SeanGold
 
SeanGold March 17, 2013
Thanks guys ! Your kind comments are much appreciated !
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta March 17, 2013
Superb compositional & exposed shot of a very interesting scene with lovely colors. Voted.
maldavies
 
maldavies March 18, 2013
excellent congrats...
korinna PRO
 
korinna March 18, 2013
Voted! If you like mine, pls vote for it: http://www.viewbug.com/contests/winter-photo-contest/2484706
AnthonyQuirke
 
AnthonyQuirke March 18, 2013
Great scene & nice coloring, Voted:-)
kasper PRO
 
kasper March 18, 2013
Voted. Wonderful picture.
masterstouch
 
masterstouch March 18, 2013
awesome!
DeonG PRO+
 
DeonG March 18, 2013
Amazing image with wonderful effects!! Voted!
SteveBW PRO
 
SteveBW March 19, 2013
awesome
Khrich409
 
Khrich409 March 19, 2013
Eye catching scene. Really nice work! Voted!
ArtQ
 
ArtQ March 20, 2013
great image, voted!
carrieannelebras
 
carrieannelebras March 20, 2013
Beautiful capture! I especially like the soft glow of the sun in the distance and smooth colors.
MirelaPilko
 
MirelaPilko March 20, 2013
Scene and colors are so beautiful..Voted!
Geesdigital Premium
 
Geesdigital March 20, 2013
lOV'IT!
rkrings2
 
rkrings2 March 23, 2013
Excellent!
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions April 11, 2013
congrats
GRACECAPRI
 
GRACECAPRI April 11, 2013
Very well done!
mailsmc
 
mailsmc April 11, 2013
Beautiful shot, congrats on your award!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta April 12, 2013
My previous comments refer. Congratulations on your win.
Inmar
 
Inmar April 12, 2013
Excellent!!! Congratulations!
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 April 12, 2013
Beautiful capture! Congrats!
beetlestone
 
beetlestone April 12, 2013
Congrats! I get a warm feeling from this shot ! Not a walking dead feel! lol! I think its beautiful!
ArtQ
 
ArtQ April 12, 2013
Congrats!
Coomanator
 
Coomanator April 12, 2013
This is an amazing capture. Congratulations on the "Honorable Mention". I like this shot better than the winner. I have added it to my favorites.
Jo-AnnGallagher PRO+
 
Jo-AnnGallagher April 12, 2013
Congrats. What a great street scene.
dutchmanstl1 PRO+
 
dutchmanstl1 April 12, 2013
Wonderful
anneschlueter PRO
 
anneschlueter April 12, 2013
Congratulations!
drakkardarkblade
 
drakkardarkblade April 13, 2013
Congrats, Great Capture. If you get a chance please check out my photos. www.viewbug.com/member/drakkardarkblade
lb456 PRO+
 
lb456 April 13, 2013
Awesome job!!
SeanGold
 
SeanGold April 14, 2013
I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for their kind words and great comments on my image and for your help in winning The People's Choice ! It's a great feeling to share with so many kind people !
Frostwings
 
Frostwings April 14, 2013
That light is absolutely phenomenal.
xavierw PRO
 
xavierw April 14, 2013
Fantastic. Congrats
tom33
 
tom33 April 15, 2013
unbeatable
jleiweke
 
jleiweke April 15, 2013
Congrats!
Etna PRO+
 
Etna April 16, 2013
Congrats!
SarahKeates PRO
 
SarahKeates April 21, 2013
Great work! Congrats!
NanDee
 
NanDee May 01, 2013
close to home - beautiful shot... reminds me why I need to spend more time around architecture
robheath PRO
 
robheath July 26, 2013
Wow, yes Zombieville! Fantastic shot!
stasflash
 
stasflash July 26, 2013
u freakin genius mate! big up 4that
SteveFlint
 
SteveFlint July 26, 2013
awesome pic!
LCdutch
 
LCdutch August 08, 2013
Fantastic. Saturday Evening Post and Norman Rockwell all in one. Larry
leslie57
 
leslie57 August 25, 2013
just stunning
lindawilkinswilson
 
lindawilkinswilson September 24, 2013
wow
photosue50
 
photosue50 September 24, 2013
Awesome shot

Behind The Lens

Location
The story behind this image is almost more interesting than the image itself...almost. This was taken during the Blizzard Nemo we got hit with in Boston. They had shut down the roads and declared driving illegal and punishable by a year in prison and large fines....so we grabbed our cameras and drove into Boston! When I took this photo I was freezing cold and had soggy shoes, as I wasn't prepared for the conditions on such a spur of the moment adventure, I'm surprised I was able to get a clear and sharp shot.
Time
This was right around Sunset, as you can see the light in the image and the street lights starting to come on.
Lighting
Well to me the lighting is what makes this shot, walking down well known Newbury Street in Boston with this gorgeous beam of golden end of day light beaming down!
Equipment
I used my trusty Canon 60D with my walk around 18-135mm lens.
Inspiration
As I mentioned, this photo was all about the light, granted there's a lot of interesting elements to the image, such as the other man taking a photo on the right hand side, the bizarre lack of cars on this normally hectic street, but it was that beam of light that pulled my camera to my face.
Editing
Of course! I'm a huge fan of post processing and making my images represent what I saw in my mind and how I felt! This image is an HDR blend of 3 images taken, and then processed in Lightroom for tone and contrast.
In my camera bag
Normally I have my Canon 60D, my walk-around 18-135mm, as well as my 50mm, 70-200mm, and my 10-18mm. But not this day, I was traveling light.
Feedback
Well for this image, I think the appropriate advice is to get out there! Oh, and take chances, as we did by driving when we weren't really supposed to be, but the reward was worth the risk! This is a street I've been on hundreds or thousands of times, but I doubt I'll ever see it like this again, ever. This was historic and magical. You don't always have to take risks, but recognize unique conditions and opportunities to get out there and create something unique and amazing!

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