Photographing the Fells- Nature just outside the city of Boston

Ok. I'm gonna start doing this more. As much as I assume no one has any interest in what I have to say about photography, I know how important blogs are to SEO, etc, so I'm gonna start. I SWEAR TO YOU, INTERNET, YOU WILL HAVE MY POSTS!!!

Anyway, my partner in taking photos and also romancey-things, Maggie, really wanted to go do something in the nature, so I looked for the green areas on Google Maps and found The Fells, which is a rather large and surprising wilderness area that is remarkably close to Somerville. It took some cajoling (we were tired) but we got in the car around 6PM and drove all of twelve minutes to reach the muddy, brown, still-snowy woods. At first, we thought it was going to be a disappointing evening, since the skies were grey and not a whole lot of golden light was showing up for golden time. We walked about a mile to the reservoir, and then this happened: 


What normally would have been kind of a boring lake ended up having a split in the melting ice that suddenly made the spot much more interesting. I used my new Sigma 50mm 1.4 ART lens and my other new lens, a Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 VC, to take these shots. Just as Maggie and I were walking away from the lake (it was getting cold and dark) the sun burst through the grey skies and the slice in the ice glowed orange. I ran back down to the shore and got a few more shots- I'm glad we didn't leave earlier!

I want to write a couple more posts with my thoughts on my newest lenses- I'm really, really happy with the final two pieces of my professional kit! 


Here's some more shots from the day: