Monday, April 4, 2011

Could've Saved Myself Some Time...

From Dave Brigham:

I dropped my daughter off at preschool today, and then set out to take some pictures. I hadn't taken any in a while, and was excited to get out and explore. I had one location in mind that was just a few minutes from her school.

I drove past the spot, on Recreation Road in Weston, MA, but found the parking lot blocked with Jersey barriers. The site is near some highway department facilities and there had been construction nearby for a while, but I couldn't figure out why there was no access. I was hoping to explore the small reservation and the foot bridge that crosses the Charles River.

I drove on.

After driving aimlessly through Weston, Wellesley and Natick, I stopped in Dover at Chase Woodlands, a Trustees of Reservations site that connects to Peters Reservation. After a few minutes it started to rain, and since I didn't have a raincoat, boots or hat, I hied back to the car.

I decided to head back toward home so I could do some grocery shopping before picking my daughter up. After shopping and unloading the foodstuffs, I thought about where I could go to snap some pictures on the way to the school.

Then I looked into the backyard and found my quarry.

Backyard chain


Chain close-up


  1. Hey Dave... the bottom two pics are your best yet! Like how you composed the hook in the chain as partial in the frame. The depth of field on the bottom picture is awesome... love how the links got to blur! Well done!

  2. Love these photos! Beauty in the unexpected just tickles me. Thanks!

  3. Thanks! I was pretty happy with myself coming up with such a simple idea that was easy to do a lot with.