Posted in cityscapes, New England, Nikon, photography, photos, photos, Sunsets, United States, tagged "Mitch Grosky", "Mitchell R. Grosky", blue, D90, Evening, fire, gondola, grosky, landscapes, Mitchell Grosky, mrgrosky, New England, Night, nightscapes, Nikon, orange, Photographs, photography, Providence, Providence at night, Providence beauty, Providence sunset, purple, Rhode Island, river, rivers, scenery, sunset, travel, United States, water, WaterFire on July 28, 2012|
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Recently, my wife and I spent a couple of nights in Providence, Rhode Island, and we were able to see their famous WaterFire program conducted on average about every other weekend from May 26 to October 6. It is an awesome spectacle as nearly 80 mini-bonfires are lit on the city’s three rivers, to the accompaniment of beautiful music, dancing, and crowds of enthusiastic spectators.
Food and drink are readily available for purchase, and crowds are enthusiastic and also well-mannered. The program points out that “WaterFire was created by Barnaby Evans in 1994 as an art installation to revitalize the urban landscape of Providence and has now become one of Rhode Islands most popular tourist attractions.”
They often have dance lessons, concerts, mimes, and other sorts of entertainment. It was really a great time, and I got some really interesting photos, some of which I will post here, and others will be posted on my various photography websites.
Should you wish to visit WaterFire yourself, there are still four more performance: August 18, September 15, September 29, and October 6. Waterfire.org is the website. It’s a terrific evening—and the WaterFire itself and many other activities associated with it are FREE!
Should you wish to view more of my WaterFire photos, please visit my facebook photography site at
© Mitchell R. Grosky and Mitchell R. Grosky Photography Blog 2008-2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material including all photographs without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited.
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Posted in cities, Nikon, United States, tagged Boston, cities, cityscapes, D200, HDR, Massachusetts, New England, Night, nightscapes, Nikon, photo blog, photography, photos, scenics, United States on January 16, 2009|
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Boston Skyline Featuring Zakim-Bunker Hill Bridge
This, again, is the Boston Skyline, but this time you can see the Leonard P. Zakim-Bunker Hill Bridge on the right. That’s also Boston’s famous Old North Church behind the bridge. Finally, off to the left is Boston Garden (actually named the TD Banknorth Garden.) This is my second attempt at an HDR (High Dynamic Range) image, but it’s actually only one image with a faux HDR look, courtesy of Redynamix, Photoshop Elements 6.0, and Picassa 3.1. I know that it’s a bit on the artistic/creative side, but the original was rather plain, and not too inspiring. I enjoyed creating this version. The original data is as follows:
Nikon D200, ISO 100, exposure of 8.0 seconds at f5.6, +2/3, focal length of 170 (255–35mm equivalent)
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