Church Architecture Photo Workshop interior Jan 31

Our Lady of Victories

Our Lady of Victories

Special opportunity – Photo Workshop inside a beautiful church – Our Lady of Victories, Boston. Jan 31, 12:30 – 4PM. Work with Steve inside, using existing light + some artificial supplements, PC/TS lenses. This superb venue will close soon. Intermediate and Advanced photographers – 5 maximum. $140 + $20 donation to the church. Lightroom follow-up at Steve’s studio. Please contact steve@stevedunwell.com for further details. Our Lady of Victories (built 1883) is at 27 Isabella Street, Boston, MA.  Near Arlington St., and Park Plaza.

First aerial photograph in USA – 10/13/1860

J. W. Black aerial photo

J. W. Black aerial photo

First successful aerial photograph made in the USA, by J. W. Black, 10/13/1860, from a balloon tethered over Boston Common. Left, the original, at the Boston Public Library. Right, a view from the same spot, same day and time, 2012. Helicopter R-22.

Architecture photo of the week: Alvah Kittredge house

Kittredge House, Roxbury.  1836.

Kittredge House, Roxbury. 1836.

The Alvah Kittredge House, in Roxbury, dates from 1836. Once grand, it was almost abandoned and derelict until a recent restoration by Historic Boston, Inc. Mayor Walsh and neighborhood dignitaries attended the celebration of this work last week. Afterwards, some clean-up workers and balloons were still there. A Greek Revival classic.  Preservation at work.