Boston Getaway

We took a quick weekend trip to Boston for Canada day (and Independence day).  We tried to hit all the tourist spots; Red Sox game, pastries in little Italy, walk the Freedom trail, Prudential Centre observation deck and of course the Independence day fireworks.

I love visiting stadiums and Fenway Park has been on my must see list for a while.  We booked a hotel right by Fenway Park called The Verb.  It is a neat boutique hotel that is rock n roll themed.  We booked a pool view room which was pretty cool and decorated in a retro style.  The staff were very helpful.  The area does get very busy during Red Sox games but I think it just adds to the experience.  I would definitely recommend staying their, especially if you plan on going to Fenway for a Red Sox game.

Photo wise, I had envisioned a photo at Fenway of the Boston lettering on the top of the dug out.  To do this I thought it would be best to purchased tickets in the first row behind the dug out.  When we got to our seats I had not expected all the kids and fans trying to get autographs from the players, however once the game got started everybody cleared.  I brought the Rokinon 8mm fish eye to take the shot and I am happy with the results (seen below).  This was my first time watching a game in this good of seats and it was also the first time I actually watched an entire baseball game! It ended up going into extra innings making it almost four hours long.

Fenway Park

I had also planned on taking some fireworks shots.  The plan was to head over an hour or so before the show to the Cambridge side of the Charles river.  I was hoping we could walk across the bridge but to our dismay the police had blocked it off.  The only options we had were the crowded promenade or hang back along the freeway and watch through the trees.  We chose the later as it was fairly crowded and would not be conducive to setting up a tripod.  The fireworks lasted for 30 minutes so it gave me some time to try a few things.  I eventually went back to the Rokinon 8mm fish eye and put the tripod behind us to take some images.  It ended up being my favourite from the night.  You can see the rest of the Boston pictures on my Flickr site.  We both loved Boston and hope to have a chance to visit again.

4th of July!