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How I Got the Picture / Scott Horrigan

Posted by Teresa Hanafin August 25, 2008 09:15 AM
Ledge Silhouette
Ledge Silhouette

By Scott Horrigan

This shot came about when four of my buddies and myself took a backpacking trip in the White Mountains in NH through the Pemigewasset Wilderness in June. We spent three days in the woods, hiked roughly 25 miles, summited four peaks, and climbed an estimated 6,000 feet, carrying only what we could fit into our backpacks.



How I Got the Picture / Bill Wakeham

Posted by Teresa Hanafin August 18, 2008 10:10 AM

BW Newburyport Harbor
Newburyport Harbor panorama by Bill Wakeham

The picture was taken from a friendís boat in Newburyport Harbor looking ESE, Aug. 2 at about 9:45 p.m. after some thunderstorms had passed...



How I Got the Picture / Ray Gould

Posted by Teresa Hanafin August 11, 2008 06:45 AM

Northern Country by Ray Gould
Northern Country by Ray Gould

Three hours total, across the middle of 200,000+ acres of wildlife sanctuary, we made it gate-to-gate through Baxter State Park in Maine last July. The road was purposely kept dirt and very narrow and sometimes muddy and overrun by neighboring streams that stretched a little too far that day. By the time we were done with this adventurous trek, our vehicle was plastered with mud up to the center of the doors! It was like we went on a deep safari ... well, in fact, we did!

At several spots along the journey, the treetops gave birth to wonderful majestic scenes of mountains. This is one of the 46 mountain peaks viewable through this three-hour trek in the wild!



A bird on the flower ...

Posted by Teresa Hanafin July 31, 2008 12:26 PM


A steady hand and a trusting little birdie helped Charlie McGibbon of East Dennis nab this shot of a baby goldfinch perched on a black-eyed Susan.

By Charlie McGibbon
East Dennis, MA

Our yard is one big flower garden, as that is my wife's passion along with the natural world (we have wild critters running around here all the time). Last summer, my wife was out in the yard and noticed several baby goldfinches flitting around the lawn and flowers. She took a bunch of pictures of them on the lawn and sitting on wire cages in the garden. She mentioned them to me in passing.

The next day, I decided to mow the lawn and she reminded me to watch out for the baby birds as she thought they might still be around.



Tell us how you got the shot

Posted by Teresa Hanafin July 31, 2008 12:25 PM

Another way for you to showcase some of your best work is to submit an interesting photo and tell all of us how you got that picture.

Did you shimmy up a flagpole with one arm and shoot down on your subject? Did you have your spouse hold your ankles as you dangled over the side of a ferry to shoot some spectacular whale breaches?


OK, just kidding ...

Tell us the circumstances surrounding a photo you've taken. Doesn't have to be anything spectacular or extraordinary; just the story of how you were able to get your great shot -- including any information that might help other amateur photographers.

Make sure to include information about your camera and lens, f-stop and shutter speed if you know it. And also tell us a bit about yourself: How long you've been taking photos, what you like to shoot, what inspires you, if you belong to any camera clubs, age, occupation, town, etc. -- whatever you are comfortable sharing. Make sure to include your phone number for contact purposes only.

Send your photo and all your information to raw@boston.com. And thanks for helping us.



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