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#SnowLoko In Detail

Now that I’ve had a little bit of time to sit down and digest the hectic season of work mixed with holidays mixed with weather, here’s a more thorough look at last week’s epic Northeast blizzard.

With the snow expected to hit hard, the Herald had a bunch of us working last Sunday hit up various angles to find snow features. Knowing about my skiing background, the folks at the Herald kept me out of the city and looking for features at local ski areas. It was obvious that ski areas were salivating over the idea of 2 feet of fresh snow during winter vacation week, so I had a great opportunity to hit up my old stomping grounds at Ski Ward in Shrewsbury, Mass., where I spent two seasons as a ski instructor in high school.

Shrewsbury, Mass. -- Suzanna Rachimi, 13, of Ashland, dives into the tubing chute at Ski Ward in Shrewsbury, Mass., on Dec. 26, 2010. (Kelvin Ma)

Shrewsbury, Mass. -- Suzanna Rachimi, 13, of Ashland, dives into the tubing chute at Ski Ward in Shrewsbury, Mass., on Dec. 26, 2010.


Shrewsbury, Mass. -- Ryan Miller, 17, of Westboro, jumps off a pipe in the terrain park at Ski Ward in Shrewsbury, Mass., on Dec. 26, 2010. (Kelvin Ma)

Shrewsbury, Mass. -- Ryan Miller, 17, of Westboro, jumps off a pipe in the terrain park at Ski Ward in Shrewsbury, Mass., on Dec. 26, 2010.

And then it was back into the city after the sun went down and the snow really started coming down. I had a simple assignment — to walk around and literally keep an eye out for plows to shoot specifically for the cover design. I did come across a few other poor souls braving the storm, but at least this guy was making it easier for us fools to walk around out there…

Boston, Mass. -- Paul Peterson, a facilities employee for Tufts University, clears out snow along the Harrison Avenue sidewalks on Dec. 26, 2010. (Kelvin Ma)

Boston, Mass. -- Paul Peterson, a facilities employee for Tufts University, clears out snow along the Harrison Avenue sidewalks on Dec. 26, 2010.


Boston, Mass. -- A snow plow truck makes its way onto Harrison Avenue from Herald Street on Dec. 26, 2010. (Kelvin Ma)

Boston, Mass. -- A snow plow truck makes its way onto Harrison Avenue from Herald Street on Dec. 26, 2010.


Boston, Mass. -- The Hancock Tower's weather light blinks red through the blizzard on Dec. 26, 2010. (Kelvin Ma)

Boston, Mass. -- The Hancock Tower's weather light blinks red through the blizzard on Dec. 26, 2010.

And of course, when I made it back to the office, our security guard wouldn’t let me in the building until I shook off the snow I had acquired on my stroll. I was a little disappointed there wasn’t more. Oh well.
 (Kelvin Ma)

And of course, the fruits of my labor…

Boston Herald cover, 12.27.2010

#SnowLoko

Everyone in Boston should know what this means.

Boston, Mass. -- The Hancock Tower's weather light blinks red through the blizzard on Dec. 26, 2010. (Kelvin Ma)

Boston, Mass. -- The Hancock Tower's weather light blinks red through the blizzard on Dec. 26, 2010.

There aren’t many places I’d rather be during a blizzard than working the streets of my hometown with a camera.

Well, that, and the ski slopes.

The Dog Days Are Over

In case you don’t recognize the reference in the title of this post, it’s the title of the Top 40 single from the band Florence and the Machine, who I had the opportunity to photograph for the Herald on Halloween night. Wasn’t really sure what to expect, as I was really only familiar with their single, but it was a pretty cool show, with the entire band in costume as skeletons.

Here’s a few from the show:

10.31.2010 — BOSTON — Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine performs at the House of Blues on Oct. 31, 2010.


10.31.2010 — BOSTON — Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine performs a Halloween show in costume at the House of Blues on Oct. 31, 2010.


10.31.2010 — BOSTON — Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine performs a Halloween show in costume at the House of Blues on Oct. 31, 2010.


10.31.2010 — BOSTON — Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine performs a Halloween show in costume at the House of Blues on Oct. 31, 2010.


10.31.2010 — BOSTON — Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine performs a Halloween show in costume at the House of Blues on Oct. 31, 2010.

And in case you were curious about what the actual song sounds like, allow me to help you out:

Would have been nice to be a fly on the wall on that production set, eh?

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