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Made by spotboslow
Waldo Merriam Lt. Col. 16 Regt. Mass. Vols. Born Feb. 23, 1839 Killed in Battle May 12, 1864 May 12 was a memorable day to the army of the Potomac and to the country. Before daylight the second army corps was formed in line of battle, and advanced, taking the enemy by surprise, and was in their camps while the rebels were yet sleeping. The result of that day's action in captures of guns and prisoners is well known. After the foresaid line was captured, the enemy rallied and were reinforced. Soon after the almost bloodless victory of the morning was turned to a most severe battle. At 12 M., the Sixteenth was ordered to the right, along the crest of hill, where the enemy had regained a few rods of the works lost in the morning. Along the entire line this seemed to be the only contested spot. Our determination was that the enemy should capture no more of the works, and that a steady fire should be kept up, so that no reinforcements could reach those already there. The musketry fire was terrific. It was at this point that a tree, some fourteen inches in diameter, was actually cut down with bullets. In this action our loss was heavy, including Lt. Colonel Waldo Merriam, commanding the regiment, who was killed. From May 10 to May 23 it was under fire each day, within one mile of the Spotsylvania battle field. - Extracted From Watertown's Military History dunhamwilcox.net/ma/watertown_milt_cw.htm
Made by bowtoo
Assignment: PCA62 - f/11 aperture Deadline: April 19th 2009 Image tag: pca62 From: Auslander_Mtl Mission: Shoot picture only with the f-stop aperture to f/11 to see what kinf of image you can take. All subjects, themes or idea are welcome. Only the aperture must be the criteria to respect. For those of you who doesn't have F/11 or doesn't whant to fit you may look at this as a new challenge. Here are some themes about this F/11 to stimulate your creativity. F/11..humm what about the 11th hour theme or just take a picture of what might happen at 11 o'clock. You can also choose to think about the number 11, the fonction F11 on your keyboard or the plane f-11 fighter. You may see it like double one (1&1), or even if your creative enough think about parallel structure or even binary code (11 = 3). WIT Two red-tailed hawks in Mt Auburn Cemetery that Garreyf and I found near the tower. They sat there for some time looking at each other and at passers-by. Shot in aperture priority mode at f11 with some adjustment to compensate for the bright backlight. Some selective lightening and sharpening in photoshop.
Great Horned Owl
Made by garreyf
Great_Horned_Owl This is the first Owl that Ive ever seen in the wild. Tim(Bowtoo) and I made plans (well I alway let Tim do the formal planning since we usually get good shots when Tim does the planning....little bit of superstition here) to shoot birds including hawks and an owl at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge MA. Now, when you make a plan to shoot an Owl and hawks..what are the chances of following through here. We got LUCKY! Thanks to Tim and IamSina for the directions to where the Owl might be located, we found it. is one of my contacts who takes excellent nature shots. Actually, it wasnt too hard. We stumbled on about 10-15 photgraphers half of which had these mega professional big$ lenses. We knew they must be shooting something good. It was a sight to see. Most of the time the owl had his eyes closed and he even yawned a few times. There were rare moments when he looked toward us.
Made by Corey McPherson Nash
How do creative professionals who are paid to think outside the box express themselves? At Corey McPherson Nash, we do it inside the boxa shallow, glass-topped, wooden box, to be exact. 14 years ago we resuscitated the quaint craft of shadow-box making and turned it into a company ritual. The rules are simple: Don't go outside the box, and don't put anything living inside the box. But the object is ambitious: to provide a hands-on tutorial in Corey McPherson Nash's organizational culture. Our basic operating principle is to define broad goals, supply a little structure, and then give people the freedom to do creative work. With the shadow boxes, that principle has produced wildly diverse visions. Among the completed boxes: a vivid frightscape, complete with a crank for animating dancing-devil cutouts; a meditation on what it could have been, featuring a loose marble and a list of design possibilities; and Tom Corey's own taxonomy of bad seeds.
Willow Pond Hawk
Made by MeredithBakerMiller
Young hawk by the Willow Pond at Mt Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts This hawk was sitting quietly in a tree about 6 feet off the ground and 2 feet off the foot path - unusually close to visitors circling the pond. Several of us watched him for a good 15 minutes during which time he mostly sat with his eyes closed (see the 3rd shot below). It finally occurred to one of us he might be sick rather than just sleeping, so we reported it to the cemetery staff who assured us they'd get the wildlife person to come take a look straight away. I don't know yet what the outcome was. I believe by the way that this is one of the red tail hawk youngsters born in the cemetery this spring in the nest behind the tower. It may well be that he's still too young to be wary of people and was just having a nice nap in a convenient tree..
Made by M'sheArt2❤
♫ sway Deep in the meadow, under the willow a bed of grass, a soft green pillow lay down your head, and close your sleepy eyes and when again they open, the sun will rise. Hear it's safe, here it's warm hear the daisies guard you from every harm hear your dreams are sweet and tomorrow brings them true hear is the place where i love you. Deep in the meadow, hidden far away a clock of leaves, a moonbeam ray forget your woes and let your troubles lay and when again it's morning, they'll wash away. Hear it's safe, hears its' warm hear the daises guard you from every harm Hear your dreams are sweet and tomorrow bring them true hear is the place where i love you. — Suzanne Collins: Hunger Games
Made by Brian Currier Photography
didn't write down my lighting setup but here is what my memory allows me to spew out. Using a Profoto 3 head kit with bare bulb edge lights placed off camera right and left angled at my torso and head firing at 1/2 power. One Nikon SB-900 in SU4 mode at 1/1 aimed at the back of my head and backlighting the smoke. For a main light I used a 5 foot octabank at 1/4 power camera right about 6 feet high at a 45 degree angle.I rented it and I cant remember the name but I know that it was a quite a project getting it set up and breaking it down. This picture was taken in mid afternoon in harsh sunlight, so I needed quite a bit of power to pull this off. I have really been into edge lighting recently.
Droid 2 R2D2 Special Edition
Made by Louis Abate
Back when Motorola announced the Droid 2, they made mention a special Star Wars edition handset would be coming in in later months - well here it is. Celebrating 30 years since the Empire Strikes Back hit the silver screens, Moto dropped this decked out Droid and there is a bunch of Starwars content in the Android Marketplace. While I am not a Star Wars fanatic, I'm sure there are many out there who would appreciate this little guy. They really did a good job with the detail, and this is my first time playing around with a Droid dock - I like it. I'll be posting a slide show over at my column, I'll drop the link as soon as it is up (later tonight).
Move Eastward, Happy Earth
Made by cybersooz
Move eastward, happy earth, and leave Yon orange sunset waning slow: From fringes of the faded eve, O, happy planet, eastward go: Till over thy dark shoulder glow Thy silver sister world, and rise To glass herself in dewey eyes That watch me from the glen below. -- From Move Eastward, Happy Earth, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson I stopped on my way home from work yesterday to capture a few shots as the sun descended over Fresh Pond (in Cambrige, Massachusetts). I felt so blessed to see the beautiful show that nature put on... After spending all day in an office, communing with nature -- for even a short while -- is just the tonic.
Day 1/365 [Year 2]
Made by thp365
Hello all, welcome to year 2. Yup. Look at that, somethings not in this photo. It's me! Year two will be different. Here are the specs: 2 Self-Portraits a week [minimum] 1 Portrait of someone else a week [candids do not count] 1 Photo with some sort of short-fiction-writing attached 3 Open Photos [There may be some further requirements added] Thus begins Tech Week for BARE A Pop Opera. If you haven't gotten tickets yet... GET ON IT! //======================== This account is officially actively taking part of Year 2 of my 365 project. My main account is 7/20/08 : PM
"A Peck of Gold"
Made by cybersooz
Though I didn't plan it, this sunset photo was taken one year (to the day) after , at the same location. A Peck Of Gold by Robert Frost Dust always blowing about the town, Except when sea-fog laid it down, And I was one of the children told Some of the blowing dust was gold. All the dust the wind blew high Appeared like god in the sunset sky, But I was one of the children told Some of the dust was really gold. Such was life in the Golden Gate: Gold dusted all we drank and ate, And I was one of the children told, 'We all must eat our peck of gold.'
Bodine Assembly Machine in Newton, MA
Made by jbenson2
This is the Screaming Yellow Zonker machine that popped out 7101SYZQE toggle switches at rates up to 40+ per minute. Just like printing money. It ran like clockwork for over 25 years. A second copy of this machine was shipped over to the C&K factory in Kettering England. See the detailed information on the machine in the comments section below. Bodine Assembly Machine location on Wikimapia.org Photo: CK Bodine
eye to eye with lunch
Made by KarenMarleneLarsen
Definitely worth looking larger here . Not for my image but for the creatures themselves. :-) When I bought a second lens for my camera earlier this year it was specifically with the hope of getting better shots of the herons that nest in our neighborhood. On Wednesday I finally got close enough to get a few shots I like. They're beautiful creatures and I love watching them... even when they're eating. This one is a Great Blue Heron, and there are also Night Herons living by the river nearby.
Made by falconn67
The old MDC Police horse stable, located at the beginning of Storrow Dr in Brighton. The MDC Police merged into the Massachusetts State Police back in 1992. 9/28/2010 Correction: Boston.com actually just published an article on an effort to preserve these buildings, which were apparently part of a racetrack originally: www.boston.com article
bug of the day
Made by urtica
Stink bug on a knotweed leaf. Thought I could get this one to species but it's too big for Podisus and doesn't look enough to me like Euschistus. Must have been wiggling its butt because the bottom is out of focus :-). For the project. Yup, we're still collecting photos! Update 2011: I believe this is a spined soldier bug, Podisus maculiventris, though for some reason I can't see the spines on the shoulders. The black line on the wings is diagnostic.
Made by Plant Design Online
These evergreen leaves demonstrate a very basic and simple shape that is repeated over and over again in plant morphology. At the micro level, they resemble fern fronds. At the macro level, they resemble archetypical shapes of conifers (Christmas trees). If you look closely at inflorescences (flowering parts of plants) you will see that many of them share this same simple body plan that was laid down millions of years ago and inherited by the plants we see today.
Made by d4vidbruce
Martin Milmore's Sphinx commissioned by Jacob Bigelow in commemoration of the preservation of the Union and the end of slavery. Carved at this site from a single block of granite from Maine, it was completed in July 1872. American Union preserved African slavery destroyed by the uprising of a great people by the blood of fallen heroes Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts Google Earth |
Made by spotboslow
Nathaniel Bowditch (1773 - 1838) monument, erected 1847. Sculpted by Robert Ball Hughes. The sculpure sits near the front gate, diagonally across from Bigelow Chapel. Bowditch's actual grave is elsewhere in the cemetery. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathaniel_Bowditch en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Ball_Hughes
Cake Rings - Spring Wedding at the Commander's Mansion
Made by kristaguenin
Sylvia & Ricky's wedding in Watertown, MA The bride loves cake, so I thought it'd be fitting to use some of their wedding cake for some ring shots. I really wanted to have them in the frosting, but figured it might be rude to get their wedding rings all messy on the first day wearing them :) I think we'll have to set that up another time though for sure! www.kristaphoto.com
Jack-O-Lantern at dusk
Made by Chris Seufert
A house in Belmont, MA is made just a little more sinister this week. The music from the movie (Halloween with Jamie Lee Curtis) would go well here with the leaves blowing down the sidewalk. Check out the Video JackoLantern Here video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-689480824847566008&...
Nearest places of interest:
Watertown Arsenal Building 311
Watertown Arsenal Commander s Mansion
Watertown Middle School