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Best place to shoot the Boston skyline at night

Posted by Teresa Hanafin  September 11, 2008 03:18 PM

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This view of the Boston skyline at dusk was taken from the public walkway on the water side of the federal courthouse on Northern Avenue. (Globe Staff Photo / John Tlumacki)

Hey, there's an interesting discussion starting over on the Photography forum that I wanted others to get involved in ... the question posed is this:

"I've been shooting pictures in Boston for years, but I've never taken one of those classic night shots of the Boston skyline. What's the best spot to shoot from that's not in the middle of the harbor?"

Here are the responses so far:

"The Charles River in Cambridge, in the whereabouts of MIT, and also the bridges, Longfellow and Mass. Ave. Enjoy and check my shots from there on my website, Frozen Emotions." -- JHBustolin

"Yes, I've shot killer night scenes from the BU Bridge with a full moon coming up over Boston." -- 5x4

"The East Boston waterfront where the Maverick projects used to be. Now it's called Maverick Landing or something. It's not a super-high crime area, but I'd bring a friend if I was going at night with camera equipment." -- sandybaby


If you've captured a great shot of the Boston skyline -- night or day -- send it in, along with the location where you took it. I'll post the best in a future entry.

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