Rowes Wharf – Boston Skyline


It seems like whenever I’m in Boston at sunset, I need to head over to the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse to photograph the Rose Wharf view of the skyline. It’s probably the most picturesque view of the Boston skyline.

The first time I went solo with my Nikon D2x and the 23-24mm lens. The picture was nice, but I neglected to watch the skyline, which resulted in an obscured view of the custom house; an important Boston landmark.


Another time I brought my 4×5” view camera with a 90mm lens. That image turned out surprisingly nice given that the 90mm lens was not wide enough to capture the entire skyline so I decided to do a panorama stitch with two images.


This time I had my new Nikon D810 with the 14-24mm lens. My sister Valerie was with me on this shoot, and she decided that the mooring poles where too dark, so she took my LED flashlight out of my camera bag and proceed to paint the foreground.


Time: October 26, 2014 @ 6:30pm
Camera: Nikon D810
Lens:  Nikkor 14-24mm @ 16mm
Exposure: ISO 64; f/8 @ 20 sec.

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