Merrimack River Pics

I took my camera with me when I dropped the kids off this morning. I had a couple of hours before I had to punch into work, so I went to a little park along the Merrimack river so that I could play with some more 30 second exposure pics. There wasn’t much to work with as I don’t have a real tripod (the thing I have is only about 18 inches tall or so) and the river bank sloped down pretty severely on the few places that were clear of brush enough to get a pic through. There was also a lot of dog shit everywhere, sad to say. There was one spot with a set of wooden steps that formed a sort of boat launch. I sat my fat ass there (after checking to make sure it was feces free) and snapped off four pics. That’s it. I wasn’t really feeling it today.

Here they are…





Nothing special. It probably would have looked better if the sky weren’t clouded over. Maybe partly cloudy, blue sky with big puffy white clouds. Maybe it would have looked better with something like that reflecting off the river. Who knows. Maybe I’ll get a real tripod and try again. Who knows.

My 2012 in Pictures

In January I took my swanky new lens out and about in Methuen to see what it could do.  These trips usually focus on the Spicket River, but this time I went to the Merrimack.
Reflections in the River

As usual, February focused on the RPM Challenge. This year my saxophone came out of retirement.

In March I finally managed to get a few pictures of the night sky that only mostly sucked, as opposed to the normal total suck. This is the Moon, Venus, and Jupiter, all at once.
Moon Venus Jupiter

April brought us back to San Diego and I swear, each time we go there it gets harder and harder to come home.
2012-04-27 - Cove and Sunset 344

In May we brought the kids to Fenway Park. Dustin Pedroia and the Red Sox won the game, but went on to their worst season in 100,000 years.

June was very quiet, photography wise, but we did get another piano recital in the wonderful Nevins Library in Methuen.

In July we spent a week on Long Lake in Maine. I managed to accidentally take a few pictures that didn’t suck.

In August we spent a day wandering around Portsmouth, NH including Strawbery Banke.

In September we took the kids to see Rush. Now they know what I’ve been talking about all this time.
Rush on the opening night of the Clockwork Angels tour

In October we took the kids to Washington, DC and tried our best to see everything in the short time we were there.

In November I didn’t post a single picture taken with my D90. I did, however, learn that this existed and it made me feel a little better about the human race in general.

In December my wife and I ran off together to the mountains for a few days. It was wonderful to get away.

And there you have it. A brief synopsis of my 2012, in pictures. I could have posted hundreds of pictures. Maybe I will later on.