Colorful Fish of the Sea, Boston

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Fish of the Sea, Boston 17mm, f/6.3, ISO 200

The sea and seafood are big attractions in Boston and for most of my meals during my visit I’ve tried to get some sort of fish and/or chowder.  Fitting with a seaside theme, I discovered this bit of art near the Boston Harbor Hotel on Atlantic Ave. while walking back to my car the other night.  In hindsight I should have taken a close-up shot of how this was constructed.  Essentially, it was made of a bazillion rough pieces of colored glass / acrylic — rather cool IMO.  I found the colors and the glow on the sidewalk rather interesting as well.  Oddly enough, I had walked right past this in the daylight and didn’t notice it at all.  After dark, however, it was very prominent.  Maybe some of you have seen this before but I hadn’t and that gave me the perfect excuse to post it — something out of the ordinary from Boston.

I used a tone mapped version of the image to get the sidewalk portion then (mostly) masked in the underwater scene from one of the original exposures.  I shot at ISO 200 because with ISO 100 I could never quite complete my exposures before people walked across the scene.  I had a thought to purposely catch passers-by at various shutter speeds but it had been a long day and I was ready to get back to my hotel.  Next time…

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5 responses

  1. Nice catch. Thanks for sharing Nonoy Manga

    April 24, 2012 at 12:40 am

  2. Lagos

    I never knew Boston had such marine themed attractions. The only reason why ive never gone to Boston is because my brother is so obsessed with the Celtics and I feel like i wont be engaged in any way. Seeing this really puts Boston in a different perspective for me. Nice job.

    April 24, 2012 at 12:45 am

  3. LilMissJoan

    REALLY PRETTY! I wish I can see it in person

    April 24, 2012 at 1:23 am

  4. Love the colours and clarity of the sidewalk, really captivating!

    April 24, 2012 at 7:39 pm

  5. Thanks, everyone!

    April 25, 2012 at 9:58 pm

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