It's been a long time since I've done a zoo. This zoo in particular? 6 years. Being that I wasn't satisfied at all with my performance of 2012 when last I went, I had to give it another go... much happier with the results of this outing. Beautiful day, all the animals were out and active for the most part (when it comes to zoos, you really have to stay the day and visit certain animals multiple times... never know what they're going to do next). So a nice trip as usual... quite possibly the best zoo in Massachusetts. Only Franklin Park can compare.
My latest adventure takes me back to the Harbor Islands for a day spent at Spectacle Island of the Boston Harbor Islands. This after another shoot I did out in Portsmouth, NH for a few friends... beautiful subjects all.
Haven't been out to the islands in a few years, so figured I was due for a return. This time I floated around Christopher Columbus Park as well by the waterfront to kill time before my ferry out to the Island. Nice relaxer day overall.
This one was an adventure and a half. Weather was perfect... beautiful morning. Only problem that presented was it made for a perfect day for the black flies to come out in a swarming feeding frenzy. So along with this hike/climb being a true physical test, I had to constantly be swatting around like a mad man. Not that it helped much... still got eaten, but I tried. Insects out in parts of NH like that really don't care what repellent you have on. I did spray myself, but those little buggers laughed it off and dined on me all day anyway.
That aside, it was a great hike and climb... tons of rock scrambling all the way up with phenomenal views as soon as half way up. Took a couple hours each way on the steep white dot trail... great hike.
Spring has definitely sprung and away I go! This week checked out Tower Hill in Spring time as opposed to my summer excursion last summer and winter run for Winter Reimagined. Also did a shoot with a few lovely subjects out in Rockport, so it's been a good week out with the camera.
Tower Hill was great as usual.... tons of colorful tulips all over and of course, my main reason for checking it out for Spring, the enormous daffodil field. Keep this great weather rollin!
Almost a couple months since last entry... can you tell I don't like the cold weather of winter? Since the last entry, I did have one pretty cool happening... one of my shots from my January non-profit shoot was selected as the cover photo for a local University magazine as well as a big two page spread shot inside, so I've actually been published!
Now that the weather has started kicking up and Spring is finally making it's way out here, took in a little trip to Greenlawn Cemetery for a lil wildlife shoot.