Tag Archives: Esplanade

Rockets’ Red Glare

Happy Birthday, America!

Here’s a few photos from my spot shooting fireworks as part of the Herald’s Fourth of July coverage. I camped out on the Longfellow Bridge to get the fireworks exploding above the Charles River, hoping to get some cool shots of the boats on the water with the sky lit up.

One major observation, though — A lot of people come to see this! I’m glad I set up shop shortly before 7 p.m., otherwise I wouldn’t have had a decent spot when the show started at 10:30 p.m. The waiting, well, that’s a whole other matter entirely.

7.4.2010 — BOSTON — Spectators take in the fireworks from the Longfellow Bridge during the 2010 Fourth of July celebration.

7.4.2010 — BOSTON— Fireworks explode above the Charles River during the city's 2010 Fourth of July celebrations.


7.4.2010 — BOSTON — A pair of daring spectators take in the fireworks from the Longfellow Bridge during the 2010 Fourth of July celebration.


7.4.2010 — BOSTON — Fireworks explode above the Charles River during the city's 2010 Fourth of July celebrations.


7.4.2010 — BOSTON — Spectators take in the fireworks from the Longfellow Bridge during the 2010 Fourth of July celebration.

Sunset Yoga

I’ve been back home working as a professional for close to two years now, and I’m continually amazed by all the cool people doing interesting things around this city. Earlier today, on one of my usual adventures looking for people enjoying (or sometimes not) the weather around town for the Herald, I ran into this group doing some yoga along the Esplanade. They seemed so focused, but everything about the scene just worked together from the poses to the light to the weather.

Here are a few photos from my walk along the river.

5.30.2010 — BOSTON — Jen Hui Bon Hoa, right, and Sara Bercholz, of Boston, and Michael D. Andelman of Cambridge practice their yoga along the Esplanade on May 30, 2010.

5.30.2010 — BOSTON — Jen Hui Bon Hoa, left, and Sara Bercholz, of Boston, and Michael D. Andelman of Cambridge practice their yoga along the Esplanade on May 30, 2010.