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