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May/June – Grand Canyon & San Francisco

A trip of a lifetime.. Saying that the Grand Canyon is “impressive” is an understatement. Although no words or pictures can truly capture the vast beauty of this magnificent world wonder, I have tried my best! San Francisco, California’s route 1 coastline, and Sanoma/Napa valley were so pretty. Even though it was cold and I had to buy a second sweatshirt, I enjoyed every moment 🙂

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Sunday, June 7th, 2015 All Posts, Photo Sets No Comments

6/21/14 – Gloucester & Rockport

My friend Melvin messaged me because he had just purchased a DSLR for himself and asked if I could help show him the ropes.  I was so excited to put together an itinerary for a day trip because I knew exactly where I wanted to take him.  With beautiful weather ahead, bumpin’ beats, and stories of old and new, we ventured up Route 128N to Annisquam, a district of Gloucester.  The narrow, winding roads and signs that were hung which told non-residents to “Stop, turn around” did not deter us from our mission of reaching Annisquam Lighthouse on Wigwam Point.  I finally found a place to park my car: a fire lane in front of a beach with tow zone signs.  The only other place to leave a car would be in a resident’s driveway.  We parked and headed onto the beach, climbed over a few rocks, and there was the lighthouse.

 

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As we headed back to the car I noticed a bright pink piece of paper on my windshield. I was sure that it was going to be a hefty fine for parking in a fire lane. As I reached for it, I realized it wasn’t a fine, but a love note from a resident, “You are parked illegally. If you are visiting a resident please park in their driveway.  If not, I have taken down the make, model, and license plate number.  Next time you park here you will be towed.”  Needless to say, my car has been blacklisted from Wigwam Point, but it was well worth it…

We left Annisquam. Next destination: Bearskin Neck, Rockport.  We made a couple of stops along the side of the road, but the rest of the photos from the trip are below.  After snappin’ the final shot, we decided that it would be a sin to leave without having some fresh-off-the-boat seafood.  Thanks again Melvin for the Fish and Chips!

Photos were taken with my Canon 40D and most were taken with a Sigma 10-20 f/4.0-5.6 lens + Hoya CPL + Cokin 121 ND Grad filter.  This was the first time I got to use the graduated Neutral Density filter and I was so happy with the results!

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Sunday, June 22nd, 2014 All Posts, Photo Sets No Comments

Umass Boston

Arrived on campus early and decided to take a walk around the peninsula. Took all of these with my iPhone. They are un-edited. Need to come back here one evening with my real camera.

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Thursday, September 19th, 2013 All Posts, Photo Sets No Comments

Europe 2013 – top 50(ish) photos

I just recently got back from a three week EuroTrip with my brother. After dumping all of the photos onto Facebook, I decided to pick out my favorite ones to share here on my blog!

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Sunday, September 8th, 2013 All Posts, Photo Sets No Comments

Powered by BFAST

What an amazing day outside to end the General Mills BFAST campaign.  Tayla McNally and I brought a lot of BFAST shakes, swag, and smiles to the UMass Boston Campus.  It was an awesome experience and we loved making new friends on campus. Remember that if you liked the BFAST shakes you can get them RIGHT NOW at your local supermarkets!

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Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 All Posts, Photo Sets No Comments

5/19/12 – Lucas First Birthday

Photos taken at my best friend’s, little cousin’s birthday party. This baby is so happy all of the time!

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Sunday, May 20th, 2012 All Posts, Photo Sets No Comments

7/31/11 – Azmina’s Summer Boat Cruise

For the second year in a row, our friend, Azmina, has hosted a fantastic summer boat cruise.  The boat leaves the CambridgeSide Galleria and ends up in the Charles River and the ocean.  It is really a great time and we have been fortunate enough to have awesome weather every time, too!

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Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 All Posts, Photo Sets No Comments

Mexican Fiesta at Suzi’s

Went to Suzi’s the other day with Khart for a delicious Mexican dinner. Suzi wound up making this Spicy Mexican Torte and Katherine made the guac. I got to meet her 2 year old son, Constantine. Kid’s adorable and loves Winnie the Pooh!

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Sunday, July 17th, 2011 All Posts, Photo Sets No Comments