This series of entries focuses on a photographic tour of my hometown of Boston, Massachusetts that I took with PhotoWalks in order to challenge my ability to make more compelling images.
While walking through Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood, we focused not just on the architecture of the various buildings, but also all the little tiny details. Saba, our guide, knew many such details that most of us would just stroll past. It would have been so easy to miss the tiny red door that is actually the main entrance to a basement apartment. (She also had the idea of framing the red door with the yellow fire hydrant in the foreground.) Each doorstep or window seemed to hold treasures. The area’s gas lights are a symbol of the neighborhood. Interesting railings or door knockers were prime targets for photographs.
Lesson learned: Don’t be in a rush to go from one building to the next. Slow down enough and look for the small details.
For those of you planning to visit Boston and are interested in going out with PhotoWalks, please go to http://www.photowalks.com.