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.
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.
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).
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.