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'Outdoor Sculptures' contest winners

Posted by Teresa Hanafin June 12, 2012 02:00 PM

By Paul Marotta
Perfect Bokeh Photography

For me, there are, perhaps, two ways to shoot sculpture: straight documentary style, cleanly capturing the work by the artist in a technically proficient manner; and a more interpretive manner, adding some additional emotional dimension to the work already created by the artist without losing its meaning.

In both of these, all the technical issues discussed in the terrific links Teresa posted in the initial contest outline come into play to some degree or another: background clutter, separation between subject and surroundings, interplay of light and shadow, composition, color, does the structure of the photograph enhance the form of the work, use of positive and negative space, rule of thirds, depth of field, and more.

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Two more contest results are in

Posted by Teresa Hanafin June 7, 2012 10:17 AM

Photographer Paul Marotta has sent me the results of his judging of the "Outdoor Sculptures" entries, and John Blanding, assistant chief photographer for the Globe, sat with me last night and judged "The Color Yellow" contest.

I'll post the Sculpture results today and the Yellow results tomorrow.

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September theme: 'Outdoor Sculptures'
(and an August contest extension)

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 6, 2011 11:22 PM

First, August contest news:

Some of you wrote to me asking if the deadline for the August "Rule of Thirds" contest could be extended because so many people in New England were without power for several days after Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene struck. And you can lose even more days just getting back to normal after a situation like that.

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Sept. 'Stormy Weather' contest Top 10

Posted by Teresa Hanafin October 22, 2010 01:54 PM

Professional weather photographer Jim Reed, our judge for the September theme of "Stormy Weather", really enjoyed choosing the winners this month ... although he admits he had a bit of a hard time (as most of them do!).

He found the Top 10 winners to be emotionally stirring, or powerful and dramatic, or unique in some way. But all were outstanding.

Gallery of the September "Stormy Weather" contest Top 10 winners


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The Sept. 'Stormy Weather' Final 25

Posted by Teresa Hanafin October 20, 2010 01:39 PM
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By Jim Reed

I think a masterful storm image should always trigger an emotional response; it should make a viewer almost instantly say aloud, "Wow," and then want to lean in for a closer look.

I expect a winning storm image to possess a skillfully composed, isolated subject. Next up are the skilled choice of lighting and contrast, followed by the use of color. Then I look for an intriguing shape or hypnotic landscape, followed by depth and texture.

Since this contest asked photographers to make good use of movement and action, I favored strong, stormy images that also possessed motion in the frame, such as a person, an object, or water or the hint of something moving, like blowing snow or rain.

It was tough selecting only 25. There were so many very good submissions so close to that. You all did a very impressive job of composing your photos. I was also delighted by the fine-art qualities of some of the frames. I was happy to see submissions in black and white as well as color, and I really enjoyed the use of post-production effects.

The images suggest to me that you are very observant, imaginative and assertive - and certainly not afraid to get wet (the earmarks of a skilled weather photographer). I was surprised when I realized that a few of the Final 25 images were captured with camera phones. In several instances, you also did a very effective job of captioning your photos.

My advice to you? Watch those pesky distracting elements, such as tree branches and power lines in the foreground. Be sure to zoom in or compose your shot to include only objects that truly matter. If you have a tree in your image and it's being hit by lightning, then the tree is a vital part of your composition. If it's a tree in the foreground, and the lightning is way off near the horizon, then the tree is likely a distraction and unnecessary.

If you return home, only to later discover a distracting element, crop it out using an image-editing software. Your computer is your digital darkroom; don't be afraid to experiment with your image by adjusting contrast, hues, and tones.

Finally, my advice is to shoot, shoot, shoot - and keep shooting! With digital cameras, there's no excuse NOT to bracket.

Gallery of the September "Stormy Weather" contest Final 25


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Meet the Sept. 'Stormy Weather' contest judge

Posted by Teresa Hanafin October 18, 2010 08:28 PM
Jim Reed

Just as professional weather photographer Jim Reed chases storms all over the country, I've been chasing him to be our judge for the September contest. He finally stopped to catch his breath in Montana, and right now is looking over your entries in the September contest with an eye to narrowing the 147 entries to a Final 25.

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Reminder: September deadline looming

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2010 04:46 PM

A reminder, folks, that you have until midnight tonight to submit a stormy weather photo for the September contest.

The new upload tool we are testing is a little funky since it's still in beta, and we've had a handful of cases where photographers had to upload their photo a second time because it never arrived the first time.

So if you upload a photo and entry tonight, send an email at the same time to raw@boston.com and we'll be sure to look for your photo.

If it doesn't arrive, don't worry; we'll give you extra time to re-send it.

Here's the entry link.


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The September 'Jobs' contest winners

Posted by Teresa Hanafin October 20, 2009 03:46 PM

There was a nice variety among the "Jobs" contest entries this month -- a variety that made judge Glen Cooper's job challenging. Nonetheless, he reviewed his 25 choices and your votes and came up with the best 10 pictures.

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September 'Jobs' contest update

Posted by Teresa Hanafin October 19, 2009 12:18 PM

OK, Dawgs, the voting is finished for the September "Jobs" contest; I'll compile the results and send them to Glen Cooper, this month's judge. He'll then choose his Top 10, taking your votes into consideration. Stay tuned.

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September 'Jobs' contest Top 25

Posted by Teresa Hanafin October 15, 2009 12:23 PM

September contest judge Glen Cooper, a photojournalist and photography teacher, finished his review of your entries last night and has culled the field to the Top 25 finalists. But first, he had some interesting comments about the field of photos:

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Your September 'Jobs' entries

Posted by Teresa Hanafin October 9, 2009 02:16 PM

Final gallery added: Five full-screen galleries containing all of your eligible entries for the September "Jobs" contest have been posted. Our judge, Glen Cooper, will narrow the field to 50, and we'll open the Voting Machine next week.

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Meet the September contest judge

Posted by Teresa Hanafin October 6, 2009 08:35 AM

We have a judge for the September "Jobs" contest: Glen Cooper, an award-winning Boston photojournalist who also has a wedding photography business and teaches at the New England School of Photography.

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September contest theme: Jobs

Posted by Teresa Hanafin August 31, 2009 05:01 PM

Let's concentrate on shooting pictures of people rather than nature or inanimate objects this month by calling for photos of human beings at work: People with outside jobs like landscapers, utility workers, police officers, professional fishermen, firefighters, construction workers, bike messengers, window washers, doormen, taxi drivers, pet walkers; and people with inside jobs like, well, just about anything.

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The best 'My Neighborhood' photos

Posted by Teresa Hanafin October 15, 2008 02:29 PM
 
Hundreds of entries and thousands of votes later, you all have made the tough choice of picking the best photo that both fit the theme "My Neighborhood" and was an interesting, well-composed shot. Your choice was "Paesan and his Picciones", a simple black-and-white photo -- and a classic city neighborhood image -- of a man feeding pigeons ("picciones") in the North End.

This first-place honor earns the photographer, mecr22, a $100 American Express gift card. Second Place (and a $50 gift card) goes to mfitzy24 for the haunting "The Friendship After Dark" photo of a ship at anchor in Salem Harbor, and the $25 gift card for Third Place is awarded to kseiffer for her quiet, reflective shot of the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester.

The gallery also contains seven Honorable Mentions to round out the Top Ten. Don't forget that October's contest, with the theme "Get Close", is in full swing; here's how to enter one of your closeups.

The full slate of winners (try out "Full-screen"):

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September contest voting update

Posted by Teresa Hanafin October 6, 2008 04:43 PM

There is one photo entry that is not showing up in the Voting Machine; I've written to the photographer asking her to check her permissions and safety levels on her Flickr account to see if any of those settings are preventing her photo from being accessed. As soon as we hear from her, we'll see if her photo shows up; if it doesn't, we'll substitute a photo that was on the bubble when John Blanding made his choices, and we'll open up voting.

BTW, to avoid future headaches, please check the Privacy & Permissions tab on your Account page. For example, make sure that under Defaults for New Uploads, your Safety Level is Safe and the Content Type includes Photos. Also, under Content filters > Search settings, make sure SafeSearch is On and the Content Type includes Photos. Thanks a lot...

Meanwhile, here's a little insight into how Globe assistant chief photographer John Blanding narrowed the 109 entries down to a manageable 50. How did he do it?

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Waiting on the Stoop

Posted by Teresa Hanafin October 1, 2008 03:57 PM
 
Waiting on the Stoop
Waiting on the Stoop
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Private moments

Posted by Teresa Hanafin October 1, 2008 03:54 PM
 
Private moments
Private moments
"The shape of the bridge and the curve of this man's back drew me in," writes this photographer, who got this shot in Central Park, NYC. "I watched him play for a little while, and then decided to photograph this private moment in one of the most populated cities in the world."
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Securing the Garden

Posted by Teresa Hanafin October 1, 2008 03:47 PM
 
Securing the Garden
Securing the Garden
The photographer writes: "A Chinese gardener at Berkeley Community Garden, South End. They extend the height of their gardens to support the growing vines of long, very heavy fuzzy melons (3 feet long, 10 - 25 lbs. each). Security is often an issue as well, so they re-enforce their fences with 'found' items, which leads to very unique garden styles."
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Brooklyn, CT rainbow

Posted by Teresa Hanafin October 1, 2008 03:44 PM
 
Brooklyn, CT rainbow
Brooklyn, CT rainbow
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Bryce in the Gully

Posted by Teresa Hanafin October 1, 2008 03:40 PM
 
Bryce in the Gully
Bryce in the Gully
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Candlepin in Cambridge

Posted by Teresa Hanafin October 1, 2008 03:38 PM
 
Candlepin in Cambridge
Candlepin in Cambridge
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Waiting

Posted by Teresa Hanafin October 1, 2008 03:34 PM
 
Waiting
Waiting
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Rockport Sunrise

Posted by Teresa Hanafin October 1, 2008 03:30 PM
 
Rockport Sunrise
Rockport Sunrise
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Brass

Posted by Teresa Hanafin October 1, 2008 03:25 PM

Here's the latest batch of last-minute photos entered in the September contest, "My neighborhood".

 
Brass
Brass
This photographer writes: "One of my favorite things to do around the city is wander around listening to street musicians, outdoors performing. Captured above are two street musicians seen playing in the Back Bay."
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Contest update

Posted by Teresa Hanafin October 1, 2008 11:13 AM

OK, gang, the entry period for the September contest, with the theme "My Neighborhood", ended at midnight last night, and we have 106 photos (I'll finish posting the stragglers later today). A few more that were added at the last minute to brand-new Flickr accounts may take a day or two to show up.

Because so many people complained that it is too difficult to fairly assess each photo when you have dozens and dozens to review, this evening, Globe assistant photo editor John Blanding will help me cull the entries down to the 50 best photos for voting.

We'll then take a day or two to make sure all of those 50 make it into the Voting Machine, oil the gears, and open voting Friday or Monday.

Meanwhile, voting for the October theme has ended as well, and the winner is ... Up Close, with 30% of the vote. Motion was second with 26%, followed by Silhouettes, 21%; Curves, 12%, and The Color Purple, 11%.

We'll open entries for the October contest soon and set up another poll for November. Thanks to all who submitted neighborhood photos -- and thanks as well for all of your suggestions. I can't tell you how much I appreciate how much you're helping improve this site every week.

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Banners

Posted by Teresa Hanafin October 1, 2008 12:35 AM
 
Banners
Banners
"For 8 years I lived within cheering distance of Fenway," the photographer says. "On the way home one evening, I detoured through Yawkey Way to snap this keepsake."
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Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge

Posted by Teresa Hanafin October 1, 2008 12:30 AM
 
Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge
Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge
"This is a view from my work neighborhood in Charlestown," the photographer explains."I exposed for 10 seconds at f/11. The wind was very light so there was minimal movement of the tree and the boats."
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East Boston Gas Lamp

Posted by Teresa Hanafin October 1, 2008 12:24 AM
 
East Boston Gas Lamp
East Boston Gas Lamp
The photographer notes: "Gas lamp near my house in East Boston. I believe the gas lamp and the cobblestone street date back to the mid to late 1800s."
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Hall and Boynton

Posted by Teresa Hanafin October 1, 2008 12:20 AM
 
Hall and Boynton
Hall and Boynton
"As I was walking home along the Southwest Corridor Park in Jamaica Plain one night last winter, I was awed by the quality of the ambient light," the photographer writes. "Though it was 1 a.m. and about 20 degrees, I ran home and got my camera and tripod."
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Heading west on the Tobin Bridge

Posted by Teresa Hanafin October 1, 2008 12:16 AM
 
Heading west on the Tobin Bridge
Heading west on the Tobin Bridge into Boston
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Only a few miles from home

Posted by Teresa Hanafin October 1, 2008 12:10 AM
 
Only a few miles from home
Only a few miles from home
"These patriotic silos used to be around the corner from my home," says the photographer. "For whatever reason the flag is no longer there."
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Admirals Hill, a dog's perspective

Posted by Teresa Hanafin October 1, 2008 12:02 AM
 
Admirals Hill, a dog's perspective
Admirals Hill, a dog's perspective
The photographer writes: "That's my neighborhood behind my daughter's very cute and photogenic puppy."
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Castle Island

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 11:51 PM
 
Castle Island
Castle Island
RAW has recently posted some Boston skyline shots, and those photos spurred this photographer to try it. "I had never taken any, so it inspired me to go out and take some," the photog wrote. "Night shots -- thank goodness for tripods."
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El Capitan

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 11:48 PM
 
El Capitan
El Capitan, Yosemite
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Outside my condo

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 11:43 PM
 
Outside my condo
Outside my condo
"Small warehouse building behind my condo complex in North Attleboro on a sunny afternoon," the photographer says.
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Double Rainbow

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 11:40 PM
 
Double Rainbow
Double Rainbow
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Neighborhood Bobcat

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 11:36 PM
 
Neighborhood Bobcat
Neighborhood Bobcat
"Taken just outside our home on the Spurwink river marsh -- our neighborhood," writes this photographer.
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A Tribute

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 11:32 PM
 
A Tribute
A Tribute
"This fence is in Marlborough and was erected after 9/11 in support of all the loved ones who were lost," the photographer notes.
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Old farm equipment in mist

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 11:16 PM
 
Old farm equipment in mist
Old farm equipment in mist
"From the old Libby Farm next door to my house," writes the photographer. "Sadly, the old farmhouse has been sold and two new houses built on the property. It's cleaned up now and not as quaint as it was in this photo. The farm equipment is still there, but it now sits on mown grass or hard-top of the driveway."
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Sunset over Maneskootic Island

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 10:58 PM
 
Sunset over Maneskootic Island
Sunset over Maneskootic Island
"This is the view from my deck in Rangeley, Maine," this photographer writes.
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Public Garden

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 10:45 PM
 
Public Garden
Public Garden
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Paesan and his Picciones

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 10:20 PM
 
Paesan and his Picciones
Paesan and his Picciones
"Taken in the North End of Boston on a beautiful summer day," the photographer writes.
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I'm lucky

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 10:13 PM
 
I'm lucky
I'm lucky
"Some clammers leave old canoes by the shore so that they can row out and meet the bigger boats," the photographer writes.
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Where the Trash Makes Its Peace

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 10:07 PM
 
Where the Trash Makes Its Peace
Where the Trash Makes Its Peace
"A back alley that I shot on my walk through Boston back in August," says the photographer. "I really enjoyed how such a tight space can just go on forever."
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Cox Building

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 10:01 PM
 
Cox Building
Cox Building
"G.D. Cox, a developer, built the Cox Building in 1870," the photographer writes. "It originally housed stores on the first floor and hotel rooms on the other floors. It was rehabilitated in 1984. Today it serves as an office building."
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The Corner Store

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 09:57 PM
 
The Corner Store
The Corner Store
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Scene of a motorcycle accident

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 09:51 PM
 
Scene of a motorcycle accident
Scene of a motorcycle accident, Cambridge Street, Cambridge
The photographer recounts: "Motorcyclist ran into a Range Rover SUV making an illegal U-turn right in front of the railway tracks. The SUV is seen at left, behind the police car. Motorcyclist is already in the ambulance; condition unknown."
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My Neighborhood, Southie

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 09:46 PM
 
My Neighborhood, Southie
My Neighborhood, Southie
Taken from the roof of the photographer's building.
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The Watch Dog

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 09:41 PM
 
The Watch Dog
The Watch Dog
The photographer writes: "Chaz doing what he does best ... waiting to chase a car down the street."
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Sunflower Power

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 09:34 PM
 
Sunflower Power
Sunflower Power
"The imaginary power of a sunflower beats man-made power any time," says the photographer. Taken at the Reading commuter train station.
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Back Bay Evening

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 09:25 PM
 
Back Bay Evening
Back Bay Evening
"A beautiful time of the evening," the photographer writes. "The light makes the tall buildings glow, and casts long shadows."
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Griffin Museum

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 06:47 PM
 
Griffin Museum
Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester
"Every day I drive by this stone building and can't resist looking at the waterwheel and the reflection it casts on the water." this photographer writes. "The morning sun hits it just right, so I finally went down with the camera one morning in the spring to take this shot. I was curious as to what the building was, so I drove by the front of the building to find out that it's the Griffin Museum of Photography."
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View from Beacon Hill roof deck

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 06:42 PM
 
View from Beacon Hill roof deck
View from Beacon Hill roof deck
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Arlington Sidewalk

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 06:36 PM
 
Arlington Sidewalk
Arlington Sidewalk
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Memorial Day, Kennebunkport

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 06:25 PM
 
Memorial Day Kennebunkport
Memorial Day, Kennebunkport
Former President George Bush participates in annual Memorial Day festivities in Kennebunkport.
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Back to home

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 06:20 PM
 
Back to home
Back to home
"My friend, an Indonesian policeman, comes back to home after working in Jemaja island, Natuna," the photographer writes.
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Endicott Estate

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 06:14 PM
 
Endicott Estate
Summer sunset at the Endicott Estate, Dedham
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Eight-legged neighbor

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 06:12 PM
 
Eight-legged neighbor
Eight-legged neighbor
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Girl on the Common

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 06:08 PM
 
Girl on the Common
Girl on the Common
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Under the bridge downtown

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 06:00 PM
 
Under the bridge downtown
Under the bridge downtown
Waterfire at Waterplace Bridge in Providence, Rhode Island. "The sky was clear (you can almost see a few stars), the light was warm (from the sparkling bonfires), there was a light breeze, and the flags were fluttering just right for this landscape," the photographer writes. "The flags were what originally caught my eyes, bringing a sense of peace and tranquility, and 'bridging' the differences between different countries. There was love and romance in the air. The green and red line (and the reflection on the water) is the light of a passing gondola (I used long exposure to remove the gondola and keep only the lights). I am lucky that I can call this my neighborhood."
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Fill the Streets

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 05:54 PM
 
Fill the Streets
Fill the Streets
This photographer notes that this was the scene outside Berklee College of Music's 150 Massachusetts Avenue building after the Red Sox defeated the Colorado Rockies to win the 2007 World Series.
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Cousins watching the waves

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 05:48 PM
 
Cousins watching the waves
Cousins watching the waves
"How little Lannah looks up to her older cousins," the photographer writes.
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View from Savin Hill

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 05:46 PM
 
View from Savin Hill
View from Savin Hill, Dorchester
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Bike Jump

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 05:42 PM
 
Bike Jump
Bike Jump
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Local Baseball Game

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 05:38 PM
 
Local Baseball Game
Local Baseball Game
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Oak Street Fair

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 05:35 PM
 
Oak Street Fair
Oak Street Fair
"Pausing to chew, Richard Kiley of Boston competes in the 17-and-older division of the watermelon eating contest," this photographer writes. "The contest, held at the Oak Street Fair in Chinatown, had different divisions in order to involve children as young as 5."
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The Friendship After Dark

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 05:31 PM
 
The Friendship After Dark
The Friendship After Dark
"The Friendship in Salem Harbor on a picture-perfect night," this shooter says. "Caught the time just right with the moon sitting atop the ship."
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Ring around the rosie at sunset

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 05:22 PM
 
Ring around the rosie
Ring around the rosie at sunset
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Fenway Panorama

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 05:15 PM
 
Fenway Panorama
Fenway Panorama
"Stitched in Photoshop CS3 from 8 exposures, all hand held," this photographer proudly notes.
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Getting ready to slide

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 05:03 PM
 
Getting ready to slide
Getting ready to slide
"Doing a little back lighting homework and liked the way this one came out," the photographer writes.
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The Kids

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 03:30 PM
 
The Kids
The Kids
The photographer says this boy's father died; he lives with his mother and three sisters, and wants to be a policeman.
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Snake Hunting

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 01:57 PM
 
Snake Hunting
Snake Hunting
"My sons and their friends took to hunting snakes around the yard and in the woods this spring and summer," this photographer writes. "I am not a snake fan, but I have no choice but to hide my dislike so that they don't torture me. I like this shot because just the snake's head is in focus."
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Chaos

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 01:49 PM
 
Chaos
Chaos at the peak of Red Sox traffic
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Shelberg and the arm

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 01:45 PM
 
Shelberg and the arm
Shelberg and the arm
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Apple Hill Farm

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 01:43 PM
 
Apple Hill Farm
Apple Hill Farm
"This field is at the farm around the corner from my house," the photographer writes. "I had to wait for the sun to come up to illuminate the cornstalks."
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Underground Graffiti

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 01:38 PM
 
Underground Graffiti
Underground Graffiti
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Farmer's Market, Boston

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 01:33 PM
 
Farmers Market Boston
Farmer's Market, Boston
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Sunflower on the Cape

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 01:25 PM
 
Sunflower on the Cape
Sunflower on the Cape
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Soon it will be like this again

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 01:22 PM
 
Soon it will be like this again
Soon it will be like this again
"A cemetery in my town," the photographer writes.
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Bending over backwards for a new school

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 01:18 PM
 
Bending over backwards
Bending over backwards for a new school
Supporters of a new Hanover High School get creative.
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Heart of Boston

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 01:11 PM
 
Heart of Boston
The Heart of Boston -- Fenway Park
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My Neighborhood

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 12:33 PM
 
My Neighborhood
My Neighborhood of Martha's Vineyard
"In May, my husband and I moved to Martha's Vineyard -- "washing ashore" in the native vernacular," the photographer says. "Getting to know my new neighborhood has been a splendid visual treat. The green door of the shed and green hull of the fishing boat came alive in an early morning fog."
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Backbend Twirling

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 12:31 PM
 
Backbend Twirling
Backbend Twirling
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Ramler Park

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 12:15 PM
 
Ramler Park
Ramler Park exploding with green
"I took this photo in a wonderful park in my neighborhood," the photographer writes. "It used to be an abandoned lot until neighbors organized to raise funds and get the space transformed into a community asset. Ramler Park provides a special place in the middle of a busy part of the city, just blocks from Fenway Park. People of all demographics enjoy spending time in Ramler Park, even in the winter!"
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Revere Beach at Low Tide

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 11:56 AM
 
Revere Beach at Low Tide
Revere Beach at Low Tide
"Well, if you're new to Revere, like I am, it has to be the beach!" the photographer writes. "It's so full of life and interest. I've taken dozens (hundreds?) of photos already -- people, birds, shells, flowers, rocks, planes, sunrise, moonrise, daytime, nighttime - and this sunset that I caught earlier this month."
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Sandwich Memorial Day Parade

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 11:51 AM
 
Sandwich Memorial Day Parade
Sandwich Memorial Day Parade, Main Street, 2008
"Think Sam is having a good time?" this photographer writes.
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Boston skyline

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 11:20 AM
 
Boston skyline from bridge
Boston skyline from pedestrian bridge over I-90
The photographer writes: "I walk from Allston to Cambridge to work every morning, and took my camera along for the commute after a huge January 2008 snowstorm changed my daily landscape."
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Footbridge, Ogunquit, Maine

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 12:37 AM
 
Footbridge Ogunquit Maine
Footbridge, Ogunquit, Maine
"Only 5 minutes away from my house," writes the photographer. "I never knew it was so beautiful. I knew it was there, but never went. Caught a moment just a few days ago. Gorgeous sunset."
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Neighborhood Swim Team Champs

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 12:34 AM
 
Neighborhood Swim Team Champs
Neighborhood Swim Team Champs
"These are some tough, competitive girls, ready for the race," the photographer writes.
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Glorious Decay

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 12:28 AM
 
Glorious Decay
Glorious Decay
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Wellesley Arch

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 12:24 AM
 
Wellesley Arch
Wellesley Arch, Wellesley College
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Adam Playing

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 12:20 AM
 
Adam Playing
Adam playing outside with friends
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Tower of Love

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 12:16 AM
 
Tower of Love
Tower of Love, Fort Hill Monument, Roxbury
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Abi's Garden After Rain

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 12:12 AM
 
Abi's Garden After Rain
Abi's Garden After Rain
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Barn doors open

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 12:09 AM
 
Barn doors open
Barn doors open
Tobacco barns in Somers, Connecticut.
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The summer sun sets

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 12:07 AM
 
The summer sun sets
The summer sun sets
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Faux pink sunset

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 30, 2008 12:02 AM
 
Faux pink sunset
Faux pink sunset from inspiration in living art
"I took this in the spring and didn't see this photo sleeping inside until tonight in my archives for the contest," the photographer writes. "This is my city "Boston" from this spot in Quincy to the harbahhhh. I saw this many times growing up this view watching the endless stream of souls parade to work. My advice is never stop searching out the truth in your work. This year with all the rain I have remarkable colors from just about every corner of the city. By the way I'm not professional; I do this because it's my passion. I used Corel X, a Canon G9 wide angle attachment and whatever Mother Nature graciously gives me."
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4th of July on Wilmington Common

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 29, 2008 11:56 PM
 
4th of July on Wilmington Common
4th of July on Wilmington Common
Community Chinese Dinner on the Common before the fireworks.
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Canoe

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 29, 2008 11:50 PM

After the Feast

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 29, 2008 11:46 PM
 
After the Feast
After the Feast
"This is my street," the photographer writes. "Dodging trash and crowds is part of the price you pay to live in the North End, but I still wouldn't trade it for the world. This photo was taken at 3 a.m. Monday morning during the weekend of Saint Anthony's Feast this year."
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Esterillos Oeste, Costa Rica

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 29, 2008 11:40 PM
 
Esterillos Oeste, Costa Rica
Esterillos Oeste, Costa Rica
This photographer says: "Our beach town has many fisherman who make a living working in this neighborhood."
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Gingerbread Homes

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 29, 2008 11:37 PM
 
Gingerbread Homes
Gingerbread Homes, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard
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Newton Center

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 29, 2008 11:31 PM
 
Newton Center
Newton Center
"Newton Center looking rather colorful on a night when it had just rained but the air was very clear," according to this photographer. "I always liked the effect that the 6-sided aperture in my Olympus C-50 produced with bright lights at high F-stops. Unfortunately, this camera has started having some issues so I can't use it anymore."
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The "famous" Gardner chair

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 29, 2008 11:27 PM
 
The famous Gardner chair
The "famous" Gardner chair
"I went driving around Gardner with my camera - it was surprising what I caught!" this photographer wrote.
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Union Park

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 29, 2008 11:21 PM
 
Union Park
Union Park
"Very first photo I took with my new camera!" this photographer says. "This is the view out of my front window in the South End. Not bad for my first shot ... right?"
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Flag Reflection

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 29, 2008 11:15 PM
 
Flag Reflection
Flag Reflection
"Taken after a rain shower in my neighborhood," writes this photographer. "When the sun came out, it left this nice reflection on the puddle."
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Boston

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 29, 2008 11:09 PM
 
Boston
Boston
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Fall and Spring Colors

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 29, 2008 11:06 PM
 
Fall and Spring Colors
Fall and Spring Colors
"Same corner, Allston Street on Summit Avenue, in Brighton," the photographer writes. "The shot on the left was taken in November '07, the one on the right in April '08. Time passes by, but some things never change..."
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State House, Boston

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 29, 2008 10:23 PM
 
State House, Boston
State House, Boston
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Beauty in between

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 29, 2008 10:04 PM
 
Beauty in between
Beauty in between
Beauty "in between the streets, the cars, and pollution," the photographer writes. Shot on Shrewsbury Street in Shrewsbury.
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The Original

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 29, 2008 09:51 PM
 
The Original
The Original
Regina Pizza in the North End.
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On the banks of Mill Pond

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 29, 2008 06:45 PM
 
On the banks of Mill Pond
On the banks of Mill Pond
"This is on Mill Pond in Littleton ... which happily is right across the street from my house," says this photographer.
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Rockland Little League Parade, 2008

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 29, 2008 06:39 PM
 
Rockland Little League Parade 2008
Rockland Little League Parade, 2008
"Flag-bearing vets, baseball players, a small town parade, a pickup truck, and a dog. How much more America can you get?" writes this photographer. "This is my town, my neighborhood."
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Children playing in water fountain

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 29, 2008 06:29 PM
 
Children playing in water fountain
Children playing in the water fountain on the plaza of the Christian Science Center
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Ghostly Shell of First Baptist Church, JP

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 29, 2008 06:23 PM
 
Ghostly Shell of First Baptist Church, JP
Ghostly Shell of First Baptist Church, Jamaica Plain
A fire tore through First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain in January, 2005, severely damaging the pre-Civil War landmark.
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Tobin Bridge

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 29, 2008 06:19 PM
 
Tobin Bridge
Tobin Bridge, Chelsea
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My (Favorite) Neighborhood

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 29, 2008 06:13 PM
 
My (Favorite) Neighborhood
My (Favorite) Neighborhood
Buildings on Newbury Street in Back Bay.
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Boston Marathon 2007: A Runner's Nightmare

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 29, 2008 06:07 PM
 
Boston Marathon 2007: A Runner's Nightmare
Boston Marathon 2007: A Runner's Nightmare
A very soggy start to the marathon in Hopkinton, April, 2007.
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Mr. Butch -- Rest in Peace

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 29, 2008 05:28 PM
 
Mr. Butch Rest in Peace
Mr. Butch Rest in Peace
"Mr. Butch," whose name was Harold Madison Jr., died in July of 2007 of injuries from an early morning crash when the motor scooter he was driving hit a pole. Dreadlocked, homeless, and usually cheerful, Mr. Butch was an iconic presence in Kenmore Square for years before moving his base of operations to Harvard Avenue in Allston a decade ago.
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Gaslight in the North End

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 29, 2008 05:22 PM
 
Gaslight in the North End
Gaslight in the North End
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North End

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 29, 2008 05:19 PM
 
North End
North End
"I walked all over Boston today. North End, Quincy Market, Copley Place, Back Bay, Boston Common, Public Garden, Newbury Street ... only places I missed were South Boston and the Financial District," this photographer writes. "This was taken in the North End, right up the street from where I grew up. I spent 6 years of my life in Boston, and I don't really remember all of it, but being back on that street brought back a lot of memories."
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Calm After the (Snow) Storm

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 29, 2008 05:11 PM
 
Calm After the (Snow) Storm
Calm After the (Snow) Storm
Photographer says: "Taken from my back porch."
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September contest entries

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 29, 2008 01:19 PM

I vowed I wouldn't post every single entry again after my fingers nearly fell off last month with more than 250 entries. But I am a servant of the people, and will make a valiant effort to post the September entries so you all can partake in the glory that is RAW.

However, if we get a substantial number of entries in future contests, and you try to force me to do it again, I won't hesitate to run away and join the Foreign Legion.

Reminder: The deadline is midnight tomorrow (Tuesday, Sept. 30). If you haven't entered a photo that fits the theme "My Neighborhood" yet (just one, remember), you can do so here. And check out the competition here.

We'll open the voting Friday or Monday.

Meanwhile, I'll be practicing La Marseillaise in the shower:
Allons enfants de la Patrie,
Le jour de gloire est arrivé !

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BPC Neighborhood Project

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 24, 2008 05:27 PM
 
Canoes
Canoes by Mary Schiess
Taken from a new Dorchester park, accessed from Granite Ave., that provides canoe and kayak access to the water.


RAW reader Mary Schiess recently told us about a project she's involved with: Taking photos in Boston neighborhoods under the auspices of the Boston Photography Center. She put us in touch with Katherine Kominis, assistant organizer at the center. Since our contest theme this month is "My Neighborhood", Kat (yeah, we're e-mail buddies now) readily agreed to share some of the photos with us.

She describes the project:

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September contest theme: My neighborhood

Posted by Teresa Hanafin September 4, 2008 01:58 PM

It's official ... 543 of you have spoken, and "My neighborhood" is the theme for September, receiving 27% of the votes cast. "Get close" uh, got close, coming in second at 26%, followed by Wildlife with 21% of the vote, Silhouettes 15%, and Motion, 13%.

We'll save the other themes for future months, and set up another poll for October soon.

So what does "My neighborhood" mean? Well, you chose it -- you tell us. Leave a comment outlining what you think the possibilities are for good neighborhoods photos.

And if you already have one in your portfolio, enter it in the contest now. Here's how.

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