Boston Historic District of Aberdeen, Comm Ave in Brighton Neighborhood of Boston Massachusetts
Been planning to get this shot for a few months now, it's right across the street. It's not necessarily a phenomenal building, but it has presence and always catches great afternoon and sunset light. What I particularly like is the offset of the building into a courtyard, which is why I thought it would make a cool shot. This is one of three courtyard entrances to the building. I set up the tripod on the bottom of the stairs straddling the end of the handrail, positioning the camera just above and centered. This was an intermittent clearing of heavy clouds I got very lucky to catch, and was exactly what I was hoping for. The sun peaked out on this frame only, due to a heavy band of clouds moving in.
I would say about 1 in 3 locations when taking long exposures looking up residential apartment buildings I get questioned what I'm taking pictures of. People get nervous when they see a camera pointed in the general direction of their windows. This one was no exception, so remember when taking an image like this of a residential building be prepared to answer questions, which is completely legit and understandable by the way.
LEE Big Stopper (3.0ND)
LEE 100mm Circular Polariser
ISO100, 75 sec
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