Janet and I recently returned from a visit to the east coast. Together with spending quality time with my daughter’s family, especially two grandsons, we took time to visit some sights along the way. One of the best sights was a marvelous tulip garden at the Boston Long Wharf; Boston seemed to be going all out for the nearly one million viewers of the Boston Marathon which took place one of the days we were there! The accompanying photo is a tulip bed leading to a statue of Christopher Columbus.
While in Boston, I tried some experimenting with photography. I had along a light-weight Gitzo travel tripod, so I was emboldened to try some nighttime photos. The photo below is of a beautiful blue arch leading to yet another statue of Christopher Columbus. I used my Canon Rebel T2i (it travels well, has a built-in flash for family photos, etc.) and my 18-55 mm lens. This shot was taken at f20 with a 5 sec exposure. I like it because there is great saturation of the blue color, and the white lights draw the eye to the opening at the end of the archway. Hope you enjoy!