I haven’t done Wordless Wednesday for awhile so I thought this week would be a good week to do one because I have been itching to travel again. When I do Wordless Wednesday, it’s not technically wordless but more towards a post loaded with pictures :)
The heat wave that we had this week is starting to cool down. From this weekend it felt like “walking around in a huge dry sauna” to today’s weather feeling like a “fan blowing warm air”. We’re making progress people.
Summer, we love you, but please go away.
Last October I went to Boston with some friends. We don’t know anyone in Boston, no friends and no family (this was pre-blogging days). We went just because we wanted to. We went to explore and eat and shop. We went so we can wear our cool weather clothes.
I’ve actually been to Boston once. I flew alone across the country for a job interview at the corporate headquarters in Boston. I travelled all day, checked-in to my hotel around dinner time and had a few hours to explore. I asked the cab driver that if he only had one night in Boston, where would he go.
He mistaken me for a college student. He thought I wanted to party at Harvard Square. I said no thanks!
But I do like shopping and sightseeing. Can you take me shopping Mr. Cab Driver Man? He took me to Newbury Street and I found miles and miles of Bostonesque cafe, shops, boutiques and souvenir stores.
Ever since that trip…well it was more of a teaser than an actual trip, I’ve always wanted to come back to Boston. After my one night in Boston, I had my job interview bright and early the following day. I met all the big wigs and nailed the job :) After the interview, I headed to the airport and flew back home. In and out of Boston in less than 24 hours.
I was very proud of myself because 1) I was assertive in getting that job interview 2) I got the job without the experience they officially wanted but knew I could do the job well. All I needed was a chance to present myself 3) I learned on that trip that taking chances paid off for me.
One of the best way to explore a new city is thru foot and taking pictures along the way. I’m a shutterbug. Exploring the city thru photography will let you see the city in a different light and interesting angle.
“I see you”, says the red, creepy but interesting door.
I researched and found a walking photo tour of Boston in Beacon Hill. Beacon Hill is how I pictured Boston to be…. cobble stones street, colorful trees, unique houses, old neighborhood that oozes personality and the place is just picture ready every where you look.
The only way to get better at taking pictures is to practice and experiment.
You’ll learn to adjust your camera depending on lighting and whether the subject is moving.
Sometimes you are able to focus on the right thing.
Sometimes not. Ooopps!
Just like in life, taking pictures is a journey and will be work in progress.
The journey and the process will be….