Monday, May 25, 2015




This week is all about the rooftops--  all photos are taken of and from the rooftops of Haviland St. I'm not big on heights, so no getting too close to the edge. 

Over Haviland

Haviland Treetops

Birdseye View

I didn't think I was going to have very many usable photos this week, but they came out better than I thought and  I ended up with quite a few.  I tried to go for an old timey postcard look on this one.


Up on the Roof
 Used the telephoto to get a few shots of people from above.

Sox Fans


The roofs of Haviland St are very busy places




Nice to get a different perspective on things from up high. 

 Bay Window Detail

Tables & Chairs

And of course- the sky is beautiful over Haviland St

Sky Over Haviland


Monday, May 18, 2015




Here we are  -30 weeks in. I still am enjoying it, but it is getting harder and harder to find things to shoot.  It has also quieted down considerably with Berklee being done for the year and the Red Sox out of town. It seemed to be mostly cloudy when I wanted to shoot also. So a challenging week overall.


We did get a new playground sign. I'm probably the only one who notices these things. There is no see-saw in the playground, by the way.

See-Saw Sign 

This guy set up a tiny little sidewalk sale on the corner. A sadder little group of items would be hard to find.

Sidewalk Sale  

I could do a whole series on people carrying instruments up and down the street. Waiting for a piano to roll down the street-- but for now this will have to do.

Casio Ride

The rest of the week was just trying to find some unique shots



Mirror Tree

And a little fun with cross processing to end the week.

Shadow Bushes

Monday, May 11, 2015




So, of course, we jump from Spring right into Summer.  The trees aren't only blooming but some of them are in full summer mode. The students are starting to finish up and the street will take on a more local residential character

Haviland Street - May

Green Leaves

So the Mayor visited Haviland Street this week-- the official ribbon cutting for the Edgerely Rd Playground was on Wednesday. I worked very late the night before and could get myself up for the early morning ceremony, but I did mention to sneak some photos out the window.

Mayor Walsh

I was captivated by this girl practicing conducting. She had a baton and sometimes had on headphones-- but I found it most interesting when she was conducting with no headphones- like she was conducting the street scene.

Conducting Practice


And one Black and White-

A Quiet Moment

Moving out doesn't seem to be as crazy as moving in day- I think it is spread out a little more and doesn't happen all on one day.

Stacked Couches

Monday, May 4, 2015


APRIL 27 - MAY 2 


Spring has really sprung. We were all waiting for a weekend like this for a long time. One day the trees were bare and the next morning....



Along with the warm weather there were  Red Sox-Yankees games over the weekend. Haviland Street seems to have become a popular shortcut to Fenway Park with the pedicabs. 

                                                                                                          Pedicab to Fenway

                                                                                                                  To Fenway

                                                                                                        Nixon #7

Played around a bit with the colors on this one, trying to give it a '70's vibe. Maybe it's more '90's and Prince

                                                                                           Lil' Red Corvette

And it's starting to be the time for the motorcycles to come out. 

                                                                                                   Yellow Motorbike

I'm trying to get a little more bold photographing people on the street. Still something I struggle with. 

                                                                                         You Looking At Me? 

                                                                                                       Legal Smoke

                                                                                                      Guitar Man    

And lastly, here's some of those May flowers that all those April Showers promised. 

                                                                                              May Flowers