January in Boston

January in Boston

 
 

Like a lot of you I was traveling during the holidays, so I was really excited to be back in Boston and get back to my normal routine (even if that meant going back to work – ugh).

The day before returning to work Jon and I took a chilly stroll through Beacon Hill (where I call home) to practice some camera shooting. I’ve been focusing, pun intended, on getting the background blur just right. I love my new lens, the 50mm f/1.8, but since it’s a prime lens, I can’t zoom. I’m thinking about getting the 35mm f/1.8, because I wouldn’t have to stand as far away.

Before going anywhere, we stopped at one of our favorite coffee shops, Tatte Bakery & Cafe. Once we were successfully caffeinated, we headed back up the hill through Louisburg Square and Acorn Street.

 
 

Sometimes I forget how lucky I am to not only live in an awesome city like Boston, but to live in such a historically important and beautiful part of the city. Apparnetly Acorn Street is one of the most photographed streets in the US.

 
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I’ll never get over Beacon Hill’s small details. From the unique door knockers, like this one shaped like an acorn, to the holiday wreaths, painted shutters, flower boxes – it’s such a beautiful place to live.

 
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Although I’d much rather be behind the camera, sometimes it’s fun to get a few shots of myself. I’ve become so into learning how small tweaks make a big difference with my Sony a6000 and thankfully my trusty model is always up for letting me practice (even when I throw my jacket on him and snap away before he’s ready).

 
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After strolling around Beacon Hill, we went across the river to Kendall Square in Cambridge for lunch. At Area Four we ordered two margarita pizzas and garlic knots to share.

 
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Area Four’s garlic knots and margarita pizzas.

Area Four’s garlic knots and margarita pizzas.

 

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