Congratulations, Mayor Setti Warren!

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EXPOSURE INFO: Canon 40D, 70-200 2.8L, 1/200th sec @ f/2.8, ISO800

Setti Warren was inaugurated as the first African-American Mayor of Newton, MA yesterday. In attendance were Attorney General and Senate candidate, Martha Coakley as well as Governor Deval Patrick.

I had the honor and pleasure of covering the proceedings for the new Mayor. More photos to follow soon!

Casualties

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EXPOSURE INFO: Canon Powershot G10, 1/6th sec @ f/2.8, ISO400

Maynard, MA – Two of the casualties when our tree fell over this morning. The loss of the little guy on the right is a particular tragedy: he’s a rare Christopher Radko, “The Detective” (we called him the “grumpy shopper”). He was a gift from my wife many years ago, was dropped about 8 years ago and after a laborious search, I had replaced him. So sad that he is gone.

The robot (yesterday’s post) miraculously survived.

Portrait of a Robot

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EXPOSURE INFO: Canon Powershot G10, 1/5th sec @ f/3.5, ISO 400, macro mode, 8×10″ white card camera-right reflecting Christmas tree light back onto ornament

My wife gave me this terrific ornament for Christmas yesterday – it perfectly represents the combination of whimsy, wonder and nostalgia that the holiday brings out in us.

09.12.27 UPDATE: We were awoken at 6:45 this morning by the sound of our Christmas tree toppling over. Many cherished ornaments lost. Some miraculously survived, including the robot. Cleanup was a grim task. Tree expelled from house.

Studio Portrait: The Brothers

Some photographers blanch at the idea of making portraits of children and yes, sometimes you get subjects that simply arrive underfed, under-rested and completely out-of-sorts. But it’s all worth it when the opportunity to make images like these presents itself.

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EXPOSURE INFO: Canon 40D, 70-200 2.8L IS, 1/125th @ f/5.6, ISO 100, Photogenic PL-06 @ 1/4 power camera right with 3×6′ softbox, PL-06 1/16 power with 6″ reflector behind and left of subjects, Quantum Q-flash 1/2 power right of subjects aimed at white seamless background.

Sunday Snow Walkabout, Part II

A few additional photos from yesterday’s snowy wandering around downtown Maynard, MA.

Walking the Mill

EXPOSURE INFO: Canon 40D 70-200 2.8L IS, 1/200th @ f/3.5 – ISO 100

Snow Covered Bicycle

EXPOSURE INFO: Canon 40D 70-200 2.8L IS, 1/1ooth @ f/4.0 – ISO 100

Snow-Covered VW Beetle With Tricycle on Top

EXPOSURE INFO: Canon 40D 70-200 2.8L IS, 1/200th @ f/4.5 – ISO 100

Green Duplex

EXPOSURE INFO: Canon 40D 24-70 2.8L, 1/100th @ f/5.6 – ISO 100

Grey Duplex

EXPOSURE INFO: Canon 40D 24-70 2.8L, 1/200th @ f/4.5 – ISO 100

Sunday Snow Walkabout in Maynard, MA

The little town I live in has a charming little downtown loop, around which I walked this morning during the storm that left us with about 10 inches of snow.

Town of Maynard

EXPOSURE INFO: Canon 40D 70-200 2.8L IS, 1/160th @ f/4.0 – ISO 100

Maynard ZIP code

EXPOSURE INFO: Canon 40D 70-200 2.8L IS, 1/50th @ f/4.5 – ISO 100

Mail Trucks

EXPOSURE INFO: Canon 40D 70-200 2.8L IS, 1/160th @ f/4.5 – ISO 100

Maynard Outdoor Store

EXPOSURE INFO: Canon 40D 16-35 2.8L 1/100th @ f/4.5 – ISO 100

Clock Tower - Maynard Mill

EXPOSURE INFO: Canon 40D 70-200 2.8L IS, 1/250th @ f/5.0 – ISO 100

United Methodist Church - Maynard, MA

EXPOSURE INFO: Canon 40D 24-70 2.8L, 1/160th @ f/5.6 – ISO 100

Stairwell - Maynard, MA

EXPOSURE INFO: Canon 40D 24-70 2.8L, 1/15th @ f/13 – ISO 100

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EXPOSURE INFO: Canon 40D 24-70 2.8L, 1/100th @ f/3.5 – ISO 100

Handrail - Maynard, MA

EXPOSURE INFO: Canon 40D 24-70 2.8L, 1/30th @ f/7.1 – ISO 100

Fine Arts Cinema - Maynard, MA

EXPOSURE INFO: Canon 40D 24-70 2.8L, 1/250th @ f/4.5 – ISO 100

Behind the Purple House

EXPOSURE INFO: Canon 40D 70-200 2.8L IS, 1/200th @ f/4.0 – ISO 100

Banners - Maynard, MA

EXPOSURE INFO: Canon 40D 70-200 2.8L IS, 1/320th @ f/4.0 – ISO 100

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EXPOSURE INFO: Canon 40D 24-70 2.8L, 1/100th @ f/7.1 – ISO 100

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EXPOSURE INFO: Canon 40D 70-200 2.8L IS, 1/200th @ f/3.5 – ISO 100

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EXPOSURE INFO: Canon 40D 70-200 2.8L IS, 1/200th @ f/3.5 – ISO 100

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EXPOSURE INFO: Canon 40D 70-200 2.8L IS, 1/640th @ f/2.8 – ISO 100

There are more, which I will post tomorrow.

Assignment: Synchro Skating

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Exposure info: Canon Powershot G10, 1/80th sec @ f/4.5 ISO 400

On occasion, I help a photographer friend by joining him in covering amateur sporting events and dance recitals. Last night, we photographed a synchro skating competition. Since we use his gear to shoot the events, I only brought my G10 along and grabbed this shot during a warmup.

High School Basketball: Bancroft School

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Worcester, MA – Basketball coverage at the Bancroft School last night. Basic lighting set up: two PocketWizard II triggered 580EX’s, 1/100th sec @ f/5.6 ISO 400. I should have packed light stands as the strobes were set low, pointing up which lit the ceiling and added distraction to the backgrounds.