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More About Boston



Continuing on a theme, here’s another from my trip to Boston.

The tombstone to the right belongs to one Captain Daniel Malcom. Not much is known about him, save for two particular items: 1) He was a smuggler, and he once got 60 barrels of wine past the British without paying taxes on them and, 2) his tombstone is evidence of British marksmanship. It seems the British occupied Copps’ Hill during the Revolutionary War and to pass the time, they would shoot at the tombstones in the cemetery. The pock marks you see in the photo are the marks left by British musket balls. I especially like the placement of the mark up top.

The inscription reads:

“Here lies buried in a
Stone Grave 10 feet deep
Capt. Daniel Malcom merch
who departed this Life
october 23d 1769
Aged 44 Years
a true son of Liberty
a friend to the Publick
an Enemy to oppression
and one of the foremost
in opposing the Revenue Acts
on America.”

Photo Deets: 1/80, f/4.5, ISO640 @22mm. Overcast conditions, with a slight mist falling.

Until next time,
PG

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Baseball History


What can I say about Boston? Aside from all the history there, I found the atmosphere to be like most other large American cities I have visited. I was comfortable walking or taking the “T” when I thought the walk was on the long side. My timing on the “T” wasn’t the greatest though – I found myself riding it mostly during rush hour; not the smartest move in the book.

Photo Deets: 1/250, f/8, ISO100. I used my brand new 10-22mm super wide angle lens, which I absolutely LOVE! I’ve never used one before and I find the perspective amazing. I am loving what I can do with this lens and I can say with confidence that I’ll be ignoring my other lenses for a while.

I wish I could’ve taken this photo without anyone in it, but it is Boston. A tour bus had also just unloaded a family of about 10-12 people and they were preparing to cross the street to get to the statue of the “Splendid Splinter” there under the signage. So I snapped away as fast as I could with as few people in the scene as I was allowed. I suppose I could have slowed down the shutter and closed down the aperture, but I was traveling and didn’t have a tripod with me.

Until next time,
PG