LINING THEM UP – FENWAY AND BEACON HILL – Marilyn Armstrong

Photo Challenge: The Line-Up I've always loved the way entryways to brownstones line up in old parts of the city. These pictures were taken on Beacon Hill, so these are very classy and tidy brownstones. Some of them pay more for parking spaces that Garry and I ever earned in a year of full-time work. … Continue reading LINING THEM UP – FENWAY AND BEACON HILL – Marilyn Armstrong

SUMMERTIME, SUMMERTIME, SUM SUM SUMMERTIME – Marilyn Armstrong

Summertime! When all the leaves and trees are green ... and the red bird sings, I'll be blue ... The Jamies were an American singing group Single Released in 1958 Chart : Peaked at No.26 on The Billboard Hot 100 in 1958 There's a long, interesting history of "Summertime" and its historic relationship to Fenway Park and … Continue reading SUMMERTIME, SUMMERTIME, SUM SUM SUMMERTIME – Marilyn Armstrong

CITYSCAPE: A PHOTO A WEEK – Marilyn Armstrong

A Photo a Week Challenge: Cityscape/Townscape I love shooting in town. We used to get into town a lot more often than we do now. Admittedly, we get into Uxbridge often, but there isn't a lot of Uxbridge to shoot. It's a very small town and all the towns in the area a small. Boston … Continue reading CITYSCAPE: A PHOTO A WEEK – Marilyn Armstrong

A TERRIBLE WONDERFUL YEAR – TWO ARE WON! – Garry Armstrong

And tonight, minus the rain and the lightning, game two commenced ... and we won. Two down, two to go.  No power outage and there will be a day off, then they will be off to L.A. It was 47 degrees (8.3 Celsius) in Boston. It will be hot in L.A. It was a good … Continue reading A TERRIBLE WONDERFUL YEAR – TWO ARE WON! – Garry Armstrong

THE 7-DAY BLACK & WHITE CHALLENGE – DAY 1

Done this before, but I'm doing it again. Probably because it's fun. Here's the challenge: Black and White Photography Challenge: Seven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day. Since I'm an old time player at this game, I'm letting people in as long as it's … Continue reading THE 7-DAY BLACK & WHITE CHALLENGE – DAY 1

ON BOSTON STREETS – BEACON HILL AND FENWAY PARK

I've been continuing to experiment with processing. Not so much with Photoshop which has now become more or less the "legs" of my process, but with Topaz Studio. Last year, when it first emerged, it was hailed as a stand-alone program. It wasn't, at least not at that point. Since then, however, it has come … Continue reading ON BOSTON STREETS – BEACON HILL AND FENWAY PARK

ME AND “THE NATURAL” (1984) – GARRY ARMSTRONG

"God, I LOVE baseball." It's a line that comes up near the end of Robert Redford's 1984 film, "The Natural." Redford's "Roy Hobbs" character is reflecting on the odd turns his life has taken, but he is still playing baseball, still chasing his dream. It's a wistful, melancholy reflection because the protagonist has lost many … Continue reading ME AND “THE NATURAL” (1984) – GARRY ARMSTRONG