In the Lightroom was inspired by a rediscovered photographic passion, born of my three-year stay in Boston – a city nestled among the aesthetic brilliance of New England. As a New England newcomer, as well as an amateur photographer, I found that my fresh surroundings made for some great summer shooting. Documented below is my journey throughout the far Northeast. It took me from the [somewhat sketchy] beaches of Old Orchard, Maine – where I ate saltwater taffy and spent five glorious, nauseating minutes reliving my childhood on a rickety Tilt-O-Whirl – to the eerily silent, beautiful mountains of Glen, New Hampshire - where I kayaked on a pond, saw frogs lying on lily pads (apparently not a fable) and experienced "moose crossing" road signs.
My meandering also took me throughout Massachusetts from Castle Island, Bolton Orchard and Walden Pond, to Marblehead, Salem and Nauset Beach in Cape Cod. I watched airplanes fly over my head, saw a legitimate seagull fight, gained many bruises but few apples while using a highly ineffective picking device, ate clam "steamers" (not bad if you don't look at them), narrowly escaped injury by impromptu fireworks, and subjected myself to Roxbury's finest – including, on one occasion, some middle-aged women wearing spandex leopard pants. It was a summer of firsts. Regrettably, a few stops I wish I'd made: Acadia National Park in Maine, Provincetown for a whale watch, and Vermont in the fall.
In the Lightroom acts as a similar canvas for others' lenswork. This site was created as a platform for exceptional photographic talent whose home could be anywhere – whether New England, the Midwest, the South or the West Coast. Wherever these photographers reside, they share one common trait: An innate desire and true talent for this art form we know as photography.